For Saturday morning’s Lime Rock Park 120 for the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge, there are 34 cars entered. This is down from 38 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, but is also roughly equal to the current pit lane capacity at Lime Rock.
There are 22 cars in the Grand Sport class. The teams that participated at CTMP are largely unchanged with a couple of exceptions. EEuroparts.com ROWE Racing has gone back to their regular duo of Gunnar Jeannette and Rodrigo Sales this weekend in the No. 8 Audi after swapping them out in Canada, then failing to start the race.
Multimatic Motorsports’ Ford Mustangs are not entered this weekend, so there will be no ThorSport drivers having at it. Automatic Racing has expanded their entry to three cars. Once again, the team will only field one new Aston Martin AMR Vantage. This time, it will be Rob Ecklin Jr. in the car with an unlisted teammate, back to the norm. Ari Balogh and Greg Liefooghe, who ran very well with an AirBnB-sponsored entry at CTMP, will drive an older generation No. 09 Aston Martin. Kris Wilson and Gary Ferrara will be back in the No. 99.
In TCR, there will be 12 entries. The only team from CTMP that will not be on the grid is the No. 17 Audi from JDC-Miller MotorSports that won the class last time out. That isn’t really a surprise since the No. 17 is a part-time effort, scheduled to compete in only four races this season. The other 12 entries from CTMP are scheduled to be back fully intact.
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