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Entry Lists: Pirelli World Challenge at COTA

This weekend, all of Pirelli World Challenge’s classes travel to Circuit of the Americas for a full weekend of racing.  It is the season finale for Sprint-X and teams will be scrambling to get everything they can.  Also of note, the second race that was scrapped due to heavy rains at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park will be made up Friday evening.  Nothing quite like starting a race at 7:30 p.m. local time.  It will be nearly dark by the time the race ends.

There is actually a separate entry list for the makeup race on Friday.  On that list, there are eight separate teams that were entered for the race back in May that are not on the entry list for the rest of the weekend.  As a result, the makeup race will likely only have 26 cars as opposed to 34.

For the regularly scheduled Sprint-X races on Saturday and Sunday, 34 cars are entered.  There are some changes.  For example, Absolute Racing is only running one car, the Pro-Pro No. 88 Bentley for Vincent Abril and Adderly Fong.  R. Ferri Motorsport’s No. 013 Ferrari and both of the DXDT Racing entries are not entered.

In their place, McCann Racing is back with their No. 82 Audi for team owner Mike McCann and Mike Skeen.  M1 GT Racing has entered two Audi R8s.  Their newer chassis returns with Walt Bowlin and Lars Viljoen at the wheel.  Also, Jorge De La Torre is back with his Aston Martin, along with Ate De Jong.

GT Cup sees a new team, R3 Motorsports (no relation to the former NASCAR team) making their debut.  Conrad Grundewald and James Weiland will race a 458-based Ferrari Challenge car.  Sprint-X GTS sees The Racers Group expand to two cars for the weekend with a Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR for Craig Lyons and Kris Wilson.

Entry List: Pirelli World Challenge Sprint-X at COTA

Class Team Drivers Car
Sprint-X GTS Am-Am 03 - The Racers Group Craig Lyons
Kris Wilson
Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR
Sprint-X GT Am-Am 04 - De La Torre Racing Ate De Jong
Jorge De La Torre
Aston Martin Vantage GT3
Sprint-X GT Pro-Am 07 - Dream Racing Motorsport Lawrence DeGeorge
Cedric Sbirrazzuoli
Lamborghini Huracan GT3
Sprint-X GTS Am-Am 09 - The Racers Group Derek DeBoer
Sean Gibbons
Aston Martin Vantage GT4
Sprint-X GTS Pro-Am 017 - Case-It Racing Trent Hindman
Adam Merzon
Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR
Sprint-X GTS Am-Am 018 - Case-It Racing Philip Bloom
Cameron Cassels
Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR
Sprint-X GTS Am-Am 019 - Stephen Cameron Racing Ari Balogh
Greg Liefooghe
BMW M3
Sprint-X GT Pro-Pro 2 - CRP Racing Ryan Dalziel
Daniel Morad
Mercedes-AMG GT3
Sprint-X GT Pro-Pro 3 - Cadillac Racing Johnny O'Connell
Ricky Taylor
Cadillac ATS-V.R.
Sprint-X GT Pro-Pro 4 - Magnus Racing Pierre Kaffer
Spencer Pumpelly
Audi R8 LMS GT3
Sprint-X GT Pro-Pro 6 - K-PAX Racing Michael Lewis
Bryan Sellers
McLaren 650S GT3
Sprint-X GT Pro-Pro 8 - Cadillac Racing Michael Cooper
Jordan Taylor
Cadillac ATS-V.R.
Sprint-X GT Pro-Pro 9 - K-PAX Racing Ben Barnicoat
Àlvaro Parente
McLaren 650S GT3
Sprint-X GT Pro-Am 14 - GMG Racing Mathieu Jaminet
James Sofronas
Porsche 911 GT3 R
Sprint-X GT Pro-Am 16 - Wright Motorsports Jan Heylen
Michael Schein
Porsche 911 GT3 R
Sprint-X GT Cup Am-Am 18 - R3 Motorsports Conrad Grunenwald
James Weiland
Ferrari Challenge
Sprint-X GT Am-Am 23 - M1GT Racing Jason Bell
James Dayson
Audi R8 LMS Ultra
Sprint-X GT Am-Am 24 - M1GT Racing Walt Bowlin
Lars Viljoen
Audi R8 LMS GT3
Sprint-X GT Am-Am 30 - NGT Motorsport Henrique Cisneros
Peter Ludwig
Ferrari 458 GT3
Sprint-X GT Pro-Pro 31 - TR3 Racing Daniel Mancinelli
Niccolo Schirò
Ferrari 488 GT3
Sprint-X GT Pro-Pro 43 - RealTime Racing Tom Dyer
Ryan Eversley
Acura NSX GT3
Sprint-X GT Pro-Am 44 - Magnus Racing John Potter
Marco Seefried
Audi R8 LMS GT3
Sprint-X GTS Am-Am 47 - NOLAsport Jason Hart
Mike Vess
Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport Mr
Sprint-X GT Pro-Am 54 - Black Swan Racing Jeroen Bleekemolen
Tim Pappas
Mercedes-AMG GT3
Sprint-X GT Cup Pro-Am 55 - Dream Racing Motorsport Alessandro Bressan
Yuki Harata
Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo
Sprint-X GT Pro-Pro 58 - Wright Motorsports Jörg Bergmeister
Patrick Long
Porsche 911 GT3 R
Sprint-X GT Pro-Am 75 - Always Evolving Racing/AIM Autosport Frankie Montecalvo
Ricardo Sanchez
Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3
Sprint-X GT Pro-Am 77 - Calvert Dynamics/GMG Racing Dr. Preston Calvert
Alec Udell
Porsche 911 GT3 R
Sprint-X GT Pro-Am 82 - McCann Racing Michael McCann
Mike Skeen
Audi R8 LMS GT3
Sprint-X GT Pro-Pro 88 - Absolute Racing Vincent Abril
Adderly Fong
Bentley Continental GT3
Sprint-X GT Cup Am-Am 90 - Autometrics Motorsports Cory Friedman
Joe Toussaint
Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
Sprint-X GT Pro-Pro 93 - RealTime Racing Peter Kox
Mark Wilkins
Acura NSX GT3
Sprint-X GT Cup Pro-Am 95 - Tool Racing Erich Joiner
Andy Lee
Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
Sprint-X GT Pro-Pro 99 - GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing Jon Fogarty
Wolf Henzler
Porsche 911 GT3 R

Regular GTS is up from 19 entries to 23.  Scott Dollahite returns to the series with his Lotus Evora (pictured above last year at Lime Rock) for his first start of 2017.  Performance Motorsports Group is back with their Ginettas for Parker Chase and Harry Gottsacker (both drivers are from New Braunfels, 45 minutes away).  Also, GMG Racing is fielding a third car for Brett Meredith.

Entry List: Pirelli World Challenge GTS Class at COTA

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
GTS 19 - Performance Motorsports Group Parker Chase Ginetta G55 GT4
GTSA 24 - Ian Lacy Racing Frank Gannett Ginetta G55 GT4
GTSA 25 - ANSA Motorsports Dakota Dickerson KTM X-Bow GT4
GTSA 45 - Racers Edge Motorsports Bob Michaelian SIN R1 GT4
GTS 46 - SDR Motorsports Scott Dollahite Lotus Evora 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
GTSA 64 - GMG Racing Brett Meredith Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR
GTS 69 - Performance Motorsports Group Harry Gottsacker Ginetta G55 GT4
GTS 80 - Mantella Autosport Martin Barkey KTM X-Bow GT4
GTS 99 - JCR Motorsports Jeff Courtney Maserati GT4

In the Touring Car classes, the overall entry is down from 50 to 47.  Only 18 BMW M235iRs are on the entry list as opposed to 22 in Utah.  However, the two-car GenRacer team for Jeff Ricca and Dan Honovich are back after missing Utah.

There are ten entries in TCA.  Daniel Williams moves from the No. 68 Mazda for S.A.C. Racing to Tech Sport Racing’s No. 22 Scion.  The No. 68 is not entered.  The DG-Spec Racing Toyota 86 only did Utah as a one-off.  Glory Racing is also not entered.  Finally, there are seven entries in TCB.  Indian Summer Racing’s No. 77 MINI for Taylor Handwerk is back after the team decided to focus solely on Travis Washay‘s new Audi RS 3 LMS Club Sport at Utah.

Entry List: Pirelli World Challenge TC/TCA/TCB Classes at COTA

Class Team Driver Car
TCB 01 - Drengler Racing Jasper Drengler Honda Fit
TCB 02 - Believeland Motorsport Ted Sahley Mazda2
TC 009 - BERG Racing JT Coupal Audi RS 3 LMS Club Sport
TC 065 - Rearden Racing Daren Jorgensen BMW M235iR
TC 1 - Classic BMW Toby Grahovec BMW M235iR
TC 2 - Classic BMW Gino Carini 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 - Winding Road Team TFB Mason Filippi BMW M235iR
TC 16 - Zorro Racing Derek Kulach Nissan 370Z
TC 17 - Hale Motorsports Randy Hale Mazda MX-5
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 Daniel 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 PJ Groenke Chevrolet Sonic
TC 26 - Classic BMW Matt Travis BMW M235iR
TC 28 - AutoTechnic Racing Robert Nimkoff BMW M235iR
TC 29 - Classic BMW Justin Raphael BMW M235iR
TC 30 - Indian Summer Racing Travis Washay Audi RS 3 LMS Club Sport
TCA 33 - Murillo Racing Kenny Murillo Mazda Global MX-5 Cup Car
TC 36 - Zima Motorsports Chetan Puranik BMW M235iR
TCB 37 - ISellMiataParts Blake Thompson Mazda2
TC 38 - ST Racing Samantha Tan BMW M235iR
TCA 56 - Murillo Racing Tim Probert Mazda Global MX-5 Cup Car
TCA 67 - Shea Racing Shea Holbrook Honda Civic Si
TC 69 - S.A.C. Racing Anthony Geraci Audi RS 3 LMS Club Sport
TCA 70 - S.A.C. Racing Elivan Goulart Mazda Global MX-5 Cup Car
TC 71 - C360R Paul Holton Audi RS 3 LMS Club Sport
TCA2 73 - S.A.C. Racing Daniel Moen Mazda MX-5
TCA 74 - S.A.C. Racing Matthew Fassnacht Mazda MX-5
TC 75 - GenRacer Dan Honovich Hyundai Genesis Coupe
TCB 77 - Indian Summer Racing Taylor Handwerk MINI Cooper
TC 78 - GenRacer Jeff Ricca Hyundai Genesis Coupe
TC 80 - Rooster Hall Racing Anthony Magagnoli BMW M235iR
TC 81 - Winding Road Team TFB Jacob Ruud BMW M235iR
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 Chris Ohmacht BMW M235iR
TC 93 - Team HMA Joshua Foran Honda Accord Coupe
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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Phil Allaway has three primary roles at Frontstretch. He's the manager of the site's FREE e-mail newsletter that publishes Monday-Friday and occasionally on weekends. He keeps TV broadcasters honest with weekly editions of Couch Potato Tuesday and serves as the site's Sports Car racing editor.

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