For Pirelli World Challenge’s Grand Prix of Virginia presented by Audi Sport weekend, there are 99 teams entered in the various classes. The overall entry is down from 99 at the first SprintX weekend at Circuit of the Americas.
The GT SprintX races will have only 17 entries. The GT Pro-Pro division has seven entries. The only difference here is that Callaway Competition USA is not entered. The team has previously announced that they will be cutting back on Pirelli World Challenge action.
The GT Pro-Am division is up to six entries from five at COTA. All five teams from COTA are entered, along with DXDT Racing’s No. 45 Lamborghini moving up from the GT Am division. Lawrence DeGeorge has been joined by his former Dream Racing Motorsport teammate Cedric Sbirrazzuoli. With DXDT Racing’s move to Pro-Am, the Am division has only two entries: DXDT Racing’s No. 63 Mercedes for David Askew and the Squadra Corse Garage Italia Ferrari for Martin Fuentes and Caesar Bacarella.
GT Cup has only two entries, down from five at COTA. Precision Racing, which was unable to race their Ferrari at COTA (despite being entered and on-site) due to mechanical issues, is entered once again. They’re joined by Dream Racing Motorsport’s No. 27 Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo. This time, Ryan Hardwick will drive the Lamborghini solo instead of sharing with Davide Amaduzzi.
GTS SprintX once again has 38 entries, 21 Pro-Am combinations and 17 Am teams. There are a couple of changes, though. KohR Motorsports is currently not listed on the list with their Ford Mustang GT4. However, another Mustang GT4 has been entered by VOLT Racing for IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge regular Alan Brynjolfsson.
In GTS Am, Rearden Racing’s No. 06 Audi and MarcoPolo Motorsports’ No. 71 KTM X-Bow GT4 are not entered. Teams added to the entry list include the part-time NOLASport team with the No. 32 Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR for Keith Jensen. JCR Motorsports has also entered their No. 89 Maserati that Fred Roberts normally races in the Sprint events.
TCR has 14 entries, just like at COTA last month. The only difference on the list is that RealTime Racing’s No. 44 currently doesn’t have a driver listed. Nick Esayian drove the No. 44 at COTA.
The TC class has 17 entries, just like at COTA. There are a couple of changes, though. The No. 5 Matt Young Motorsports BMW of Max Fedler is not entered. Taking their place on the entry list is a third entry (No. 28) from Classic BMW/Fast Track Racing, driven by CJ Lett.
RHC Lawrence-Strom’s Daren Jorgensen and Winding Road Team TFB’s Jacob Ruud are also not entered in their BMWs. Replacing them on the entry list are Steve Bottom in his own Nissan 370Z TC Spec and Jason Stanley in a second GenRacer entry running as a teammate to Jeff Ricca.
Finally, there are 13 entries in TCA, down from 14 at COTA. Two MINI JCWs from Team Octane are entered for Nelson Chan and Michel Sellenbach. Team Octane is a Canadian team that usually competes at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park and raced in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge’s Continental Tire 120 at the Glen last year. In addition, a Honda Civic Si from Jim Gorman Motorsports has been entered for Skip Woody.
The teams that raced at COTA that are currently not entered are four different Mazda teams. They are Murillo Racing’s No. 24 for Kenny Murillo, the Atlanta Motorsports Group No. 13 Mazda for John Mauro, Jason Hoover Motorsports’ No. 54 for Austin Allison and Ives Motorsports’ No. 07 for Jose DaSilva.
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