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Entry Lists: Pirelli World Challenge at Utah Motorsports Campus

This weekend, all of Pirelli World Challenge’s classes will be in action at Utah Motorsports Campus near Tooele.  Given the track’s location in a desert environment, you’d expect it to be hot and dry in August.  Forecasts say 90 degrees for highs all weekend, but the monsoon is in effect.  As a result, it is actually going to be relatively humid with a slight chance of thunderstorms.

Combined throughout the classes, there are 101 entries for this weekends’ races.  First off, 33 teams are entered in Sprint-X.  There are some changes of note.  K-PAX Racing, as previously announced, has cut back to two cars (Nos. 6 and 9).  Michael Lewis, who co-drove the No. 98 with Mike Hedlund for the first three Sprint-X weekends, is now co-driving the No. 6 with Bryan Sellers, replacing Jonny Kane.

Absolute Racing is back after having skipped the previous sprint rounds at Mid-Ohio.  The No. 88 Bentley is unchanged with Vincent Abril and Adderly Fong back for more.  The No. 78 has a new driver lineup.  Former Formula One racer Will Stevens will make his Pirelli World Challenge debut this weekend with Andrew Kim as his co-driver.  Kim is a regular with Absolute Racing in Asia who ran in the last three GT races of 2016 (two at Sonoma and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca) for the team.

Laurens Vanthoor is out of the No. 14 in Pro-Am in favor of Porsche Junioren racer Mathieu Jaminet.  Jaminet raced for Alegra Motorsports in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship earlier this year, impressing with his pace.  DXDT Racing returns with their lineup of David Askew and Aaron Povoledo.  This time, it is a Mercedes-AMG GT3 that they will race instead of an Audi R8 LMS GT3.

In Am-Am, Tyler McQuarrie is out of the No. 30 NGT Motorsport Ferrari in favor of Jonathan Ziegelman.  Ziegelman has no prior starts in Pirelli World Challenge, but has raced for NGT Motorsport in Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge.

GT Cup sees DXDT Racing expand their entry with a Lamborghini LP620-2 for Brandon Davis and Jeff Burton.  Note that this is not the Jeff Burton you’re thinking of.  This Jeff Burton does not work on race broadcasts for NBC, commentate from scissor lifts with inflatable flamingos on it, or mentor his son that races part-time in the Camping World Truck Series.  The PWC Jeff Burton lives in nearby Salt Lake City and is making an infrequent appearance on the grid.  As for Davis, he tends to jump around between Pirelli World Challenge and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  Most recently, Davis co-drove in the Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park for The Racers Group with James Davison.  He was in position for fourth in class before the car quit with seven minutes to go.

Finally, it should be noted that Sprint-X also includes the GTS class.  As a result, there are teams entered in both Sprint-X and the regular GTS class races.

Entry List: Pirelli World Challenge Sprint-X at Utah Motorsports Campus

Class Team Drivers Car
GT Pro-Am 07 - Dream Racing Motorsport Lawrence DeGeorge
Cedric Sbirrazzuoli
Lamborghini Huracan GT3
GTS Am-Am 09 - The Racers Group Jason Alexandridis
Derek DeBoer
Aston Martin Vantage GT4
GT Am-Am 013 - R. Ferri Motorsport Drew Regitz
Kris Wilson
Ferrari 458 GT3
GTS Pro-Am 017 - Case-It Racing Trent Hindman
Adam Merzon
Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR
GTS Am-Am 018 - Case-It Racing Cameron Cassels
Philip Bloom
Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR
GTS Am-Am 019 - Stephen Cameron Racing Ari Balogh
Greg Liefooghe
Aston Martin Vantage GT4
GT Pro-Pro 2 - CRP Racing Ryan Dalziel
Daniel Morad
Mercedes-AMG GT3
GT Pro-Pro 3 - Cadillac Racing Johnny O'Connell
Ricky Taylor
Cadillac ATS-V.R.
GT Pro-Pro 4 - Magnus Racing Pierre Kaffer
Spencer Pumpelly
Audi R8 LMS GT3
GT Pro-Pro 6 - K-PAX Racing Michael Lewis
Bryan Sellers
McLaren 650S GT3
GT Pro-Pro 8 - Cadillac Racing Michael Cooper
Jordan Taylor
Cadillac ATS-V.R.
GT Pro-Pro 9 - K-PAX Racing Ben Barnicoat
Àlvaro Parente
McLaren 650S GT3
GT Cup Pro-Am 10 - DXDT Racing Jeff Burton
Brandon Davis
Lamborghini LP620-2
GT Pro-Am 14 - GMG Racing Mathieu Jaminet
James Sofronas
Porsche 911 GT3 R
GT Pro-Am 16 - Wright Motorsports Jan Heylen
Michael Schein
Porsche 911 GT3 R
GT Am-Am 23 - M1GT Racing Jason Bell
James Dayson
Audi R8 LMS Ultra
GT Am-Am 30 - NGT Motorsport Henrique Cisneros
TBA
Ferrari 458 GT3
GT Pro-Pro 31 - TR3 Racing Daniel Mancinelli
Niccolo Schiro
Ferrari 488 GT3
GT Pro-Pro 43 - RealTime Racing Tom Dyer
Ryan Eversley
Acura NSX GT3
GT Pro-Am 44 - Magnus Racing John Potter
Marco Seefried
Audi R8 LMS GT3
GT Cup Pro-Am 46 - TruSpeed Autosport Tom Haacker
Sloan Urry
Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
GTS Am-Am 47 - NOLAsport Jason Hart
Matt Travis
Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR
GT Pro-Am 54 - Black Swan Racing Jeroen Bleekemolen
Tim Pappas
Mercedes-AMG GT3
GT Cup Pro-Am 55 - Dream Racing Motorsport Alessandro Bressan
Yuki Harata
Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo
GT Pro-Pro 58 - Wright Motorsports Jörg Bergmeister
Patrick Long
Porsche 911 GT3 R
GT Pro-Am 63 - DXDT Racing David Askew
Aaron Povoledo
Mercedes-AMG GT3
GT Pro-Am 75 - Always Evolving Racing/AIM Autosport Frankie Montecalvo
Ricardo Sanchez
Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3
GT Pro-Am 77 - GMG Racing Dr. Preston Calvert
Alec Udell
Porsche 911 GT3 R
GT Pro-Am 78 - Absolute Racing Andrew Kim
Will Stevens
Bentley Continental GT3
GT Pro-Pro 88 - Absolute Racing Vincent Abril
Adderly Fong
Bentley Continental GT3
GT Cup Am-Am 90 - Autometrics Motorsports Cory Friedman
Joe Toussaint
Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
GT Pro-Pro 93 - RealTime Racing Peter Kox
Mark Wilkins
Acura NSX GT3
GT Cup Pro-Am 95 - Tool Racing Erich Joiner
Andy Lee
Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
GT Pro-Pro 99 - GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing Jon Fogarty
Wolf Henzler
Porsche 911 GT3 R

GTS sees a total of 18 entries for their standalone races.  Only six of those cars will be running in the regular GTS division.  Performance Motorsports Group, PF Racing and ANSA Motorsports’ No. 13 are not entered.

GTSA sees the Ian Lacy Racing Ginettas of Drew Staveley and Frank Gannett return for their second go-around of the year.  The JCR Motorsports No. 89 for Fred Roberts is not entered after Roberts had a huge crash at the start of Round 11 at Mid-Ohio.  Also, Case-It Racing is back up to two cars this weekend with the No. 018 of Cameron Cassels back in the fold.

Entry List: Pirelli World Challenge GTS Class at Utah Motorsports Campus

Class Team Driver Car
GTSA 04 - GMG Racing George Kurtz McLaren 570S GT4
GTSA 017 - Case-It Racing Adam Merzon Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR
GTSA 018 - Case-It Racing Cameron Cassels Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR
GTSA 2 - Racers Edge Motorsports Jason Bell SIN R1 GT4
GTS 3 - Flying Lizard Motorsports Rodrigo Baptista Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR
GTSA 7 - GMG Racing Carter Yeung Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR
GTSA 9 - ANSA Motorsports Bill Ziegler KTM X-Bow GT4
GTS 10 - Blackdog Speed Shop Lawson Aschenbach Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R
GTSA 11 - Blackdog Speed Shop Tony Gaples Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R
GTSA 12 - Ian Lacy Racing Drew Staveley Ginetta G55 GT4
GTS 14 - Flying Lizard Motorsports Nate Stacy Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR
GTSA 24 - Ian Lacy Racing Frank Gannett Ginetta G55 GT4
GTSA 45 - Racers Edge Motorsports Chris Beaufait SIN R1 GT4
GTSA 47 - NOLAsport Keith Jensen Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR
GTS 50 - Team Panoz Racing Ian James Panoz Avezzano GT
GTSA 62 - KPR Mark Klenin McLaren 570S GT4
GTS 80 - Mantella Autosport Martin Barkey KTM X-Bow GT4
GTS 99 - JCR Motorsports Jeff Courtney Maserati GT4

The TC/TCA/TCB races will be the busiest of the weekend as 50 teams will take to the track.  The TC class will have 33 cars on track.  A full two-thirds of those cars will be BMW M235iRs.

Salt Lake City-based Rearden Racing has a huge commitment this weekend with four entries.  This may sound like a new team, but it is not.  It is what used to be CA Sport and before that, Skullcandy Team Nissan.  They have entered a Nissan 370Z for longtime Russian driver Vesko Kozarov, along with BMW M235iRs for Jeff Kearl, Greg Warnock and Daren Jorgensen.  Kearl, Warnock and Jorgensen have competed for the team in the Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy in Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsports that the team is currently attempting to sell.

Indian Summer Racing has acquired an Audi RS3 LMS Club Sport and has moved Travis Washay up from the TCB class.  There will be a substantial difference between the Audi and the MINI Washay has been racing for the past couple of years.

Entry List: Pirelli World Challenge TC/TCA/TCB Classes at Utah Motorsports Campus

Class Team Driver Car
TC 009 - BERG Racing JT Coupal Audi RS3 LMS Club Sport
TCB 01 - Drengler Racing Jasper Drengler Honda Fit
TC 05 - Max Felder Racing Max Felder BMW M235iR
TC 06 - Rearden Racing Jeff Kearl BMW M235iR
TC 017 - Rearden Racing Greg Warnock BMW M235iR
TC 065 - Rearden Racing Daren Jorgensen BMW M235iR
TC 1 - Classic BMW Toby Grahovec BMW M235iR
TC 2 - Classic BMW Jayson Clunie BMW M235iR
TC 3 - Rearden Racing Vesko Kozarov Nissan 370Z
TC 5 - BERG Racing John Weisberg Mazda MX-5
TCB 6 - Jake Pipal Racing Jake Pipal Honda Fit
TC 8 - Stephen Cameron Racing Rodrigo Sales BMW M235iR
TC 12 - Stephen Cameron Racing Mason Filippi BMW M235iR
TC 13 - Rearden Racing Andrew McCubbins BMW M235iR
TC 18 - ZIMA Motorsports Stefan Sajic BMW M235iR
TC 19 - Stephen Cameron Racing Ari Balogh BMW M235iR
TC 20 - Stephen Cameron Racing Greg Liefooghe BMW M235iR
TCA 22 - Tech Sport Racing Breton Williams Scion FR-S
TCA 23 - Tech Sport Racing Eric Powell Scion FR-S
TCB 24 - Tech Sport Racing Canaan O'Connell Chevrolet Sonic
TCB 25 - Tech Sport Racing P.J. Groenke Chevrolet Sonic
TC 28 - AutoTechnic Racing Robert Nimkoff BMW M235iR
TC 29 - Classic BMW Justin Raphael BMW M235iR
TC 30 - Indian Summer Racing Travis Washay Audi RS3 LMS Club Sport
TCA 33 - Murillo Racing Kenny Murillo Mazda Global MX-5 Cup Car
TC 34 - Brass Monkey Racing Tony Rivera Nissan 370Z
TC 36 - ZIMA Motorsports Chetan Puranik BMW M235iR
TCB 37 - ISellMiataParts Blake Thompson Mazda2
TC 38 - ST Racing Samantha Tan BMW M235iR
TC 40 - Parallax Racing Steve Kholi Honda Accord
TC 43 - Ian Lacy Racing Steve Burns Ford Mustang (V6)
TCA 52 - Glory Racing Glory Fernandez Honda Civic Si
TCA 56 - Murillo Racing Tim Probert Mazda Global MX-5 Cup Car
TC 67 - Shea Racing Shea Holbrook Honda Accord Coupe
TCA 68 - S.A.C. Racing Daniel Williams Mazda MX-5
TC 69 - S.A.C. Racing Anthony Geraci Audi RS3 LMS Club Sport
TCA 70 - S.A.C. Racing Elivan Goulart Mazda Global MX-5 Cup Car
TC 71 - C360R Paul Holton Audi RS3 LMS Club Sport
TCA 73 - S.A.C. Racing Daniel Moen Mazda MX-5
TCA 74 - S.A.C. Racing Matthew Fassnacht Mazda MX-5
TC 80 - Rooster Hall Racing Anthony Magagnoli BMW M235iR
TC 81 - Winding Road Racing TFB Jacob Ruud BMW M235iR
TC 82 - AutoTechnic Racing Scott Thomas BMW M235iR
TCA 86 - DG-Spec Racing Craig Stanton Toyota TMG 86 Cup Car
TC 87 - Stephen Cameron Racing Henry Schmitt BMW M235iR
TCA 89 - Winding Road Team TFB Jeff Sexton Mazda Global MX-5 Cup Car
TC 91 - ST Racing Nick Wittmer BMW M235iR
TC 92 - Classic BMW Nick Ohmacht BMW M235iR
TCA 94 - Shea Racing Tom O'Gorman Honda Civic Si
TC 99 - Honda Ste-Rose Racing Karl Wittmer Honda Accord Coupe

 

 

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