Due to the cancellation of the Lime Rock Park 120, IMSA has scheduled a doubleheader for the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge this weekend at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course since space and time constraints will not allow the series to join the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT glasses at Charlotte Motor Speedway in October. That said, 31 cars are currently scheduled to battle it out in both races.
The Grand Sport class has 20 entries, down from 21 at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta. There are two teams that are not entered that raced last time out. One is the M1 Racing LLC McLaren that flunked post-qualifying inspection badly and ended up having issues in the race. The other is Hardpoint Motorsports, which is apparently focusing on their WeatherTech Sprint Cup effort this weekend.
Fast Track Racing, a regular entrant in Pirelli GT4 America SprintX competition (in addition to TC America) has entered a BMW M4 GT4 for the first time since Daytona in January. Team leader Toby Grahovec will drive alongside Chandler Hull, who will be making his Michelin Pilot Challenge debut.. Hull has spent the 2020 season racing in TC America’s TC class for BimmerWorld against Grahovec.
In TCR, there are currently 11 cars entered. LA Honda World Racing’s No. 37 currently only has Shelby Blackstock listed as a driver. This is due to Chris Miller pulling out from the remainder of the season. If the team cannot come up with a co-driver for Blackstock, then they will have to withdraw the No. 37 like they did at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.
Forty7 Motorsports has made a slight change in their lineup. Jason Rabe debuted with the team earlier this month in the Stay Frosty Performance Coolants 240. He will stay in the car this weekend alongside Alex Papadopoulos, replacing Ben Waddell.
The first Mid-Ohio 120 is scheduled to go green at 1:05 p.m. Saturday afternoon, while the second is scheduled for 10:35 a.m. Sunday morning. Both races will be streamed live on NBC Sports’ TrackPass service.
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