For Friday afternoon’s season finale for IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, there are currently 39 teams entered.
In Grand Sport, there are 25 teams entered. Accelerated Performance is making their Pilot Challenge debut with the duo of Moisey Uretsky and Justin Piscitell. They are teammates in Pirelli GT4 America SprintX. Uretsky won the GT4 class in GT America Race No. 1 at Sebring just last weekend.
Piscitelli is a veteran of Pilot Challenge that has previous starts in Grand Sport, TCR and the now defunct Street Tuner classes. Meanwhile, Uretsky will be making his series debut.
Local racer Casey Carden is entered in the Automatic Racing No. 09 Aston Martin alongside Dr. Ramin Abdolvahabi. At CarBahn Motorsports with Peregrine Racing, Tom Dyer is back in the No. 93 Porsche alongside Tyler McQuarrie.
VOLT Racing’s Alan Brynjolfsson and Trent Hindman have a 160-point lead over Murillo Racing’s Eric Foss. As a result, they will claim the championship this weekend if they can finish ninth or better. Foss has the tiebreaker since he has three victories to Brynjolfsson and Hindman’s two.
In TCR, Bryan Herta Autosport’s Taylor Hagler and Michael Lewis have a 100-point lead over KMW Motorsports with TMR Engineering’s Roy Block and Tim Lewis Jr. Block and Tim Lewis Jr. have the tiebreaker due to three victories to Hagler and Michael Lewis’ one, so they have to finish fifth or better to guarantee the title.
The FOX Factory 120 is scheduled to go green at 1:10 p.m. ET Friday afternoon. The race will be streamed live on Peacock starting at 1:05 p.m.
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