For Friday’s Alan Jay Automotive Network 120, Round No. 2 of the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge, 43 cars are entered. It is a decrease of six teams from Daytona, but still a large group of teams.
In the Grand Sport class, there are 28 cars entered. Likely the most interesting entries are the two Multimatic Motorsports Ford Mustang GT4s. Recently, those cars have been driven by Ford Performance development drivers. For Sebring, there will be a mini ThorSport Racing takeover. The No. 15 will be shared by Ben Rhodes and Myatt Snider, while the No. 22 will be driven by Matt Crafton and Grant Enfinger. For all four veterans of the Gander Outdoors Truck Series, this will mark their series debuts.
CarBahn Motorsports has entered a second Audi R8 LMS GT4, the No. 93 for Tom Dyer and Mark Siegel in addition to the full-time No. 39. The team has never raced two cars in the series, but the No. 93 did participate in the Roar Before the 24 at Daytona back in January.
KohR Motorsports has expanded to three Ford Mustang GT4s for Sebring. The team has added the No. 58 Mustang for DJ Randall and Alec Udell, who has previously raced Mustang in what was formerly Pirelli World Challenge’s GTS classs.
The TCR class has 15 entries, a record high for the class since it was added to Michelin Pilot Challenge. The only real change here is the addition of a second entry for JDC-Miller MotorSports. Defending TCR champion Britt Casey Jr. will share the No. 17 Audi RS3 LMS Club Sport with Mikey Taylor. The deal is for four races, Sebring being the first of the four. Taylor was listed as of the drivers of rJDC-Miller MotorSports’ No. 54 at Daytona. That will also be the case at Watkins Glen in June.
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