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Callaway Competition USA Downsizes to 1 Car for St. Petersburg

Callaway Competition USA announced Thursday (Mar. 1) that they will only have one Callaway Corvette C7 GT3-R for their Pirelli World Challenge debut next weekend in St. Petersburg, Fla.  Callaway Competition USA originally announced in December that they would make their Pirelli World Challenge debut with two Callaway Corvette C7 GT3-Rs …

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KohR Motorsports Announces Part-Time PWC GTS Schedule with Nate Stacy

IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge (CTSC) regulars KohR Motorsports announced on Wednesday (Feb. 28) that they will field an entry in Pirelli World Challenge’s GTS class starting with the season opener at St. Petersburg.  16-year old Nate Stacy, pictured above roasting his tires at Daytona, will drive the No. 52 Ford …

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Blackdog Speed Shop Taps Andy Pilgrim, Michael Cooper for GTS SprintX

On Thursday, Blackdog Speed Shop announced that in addition to their two full-time Pirelli World Challenge GTS sprint race entries, they’ll field their two Chevrolet Camaro GT4.Rs in the GTS SprintX races as well.  In order to do that, the team has tapped Andy Pilgrim and Michael Cooper to drive. …

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Martin Fuentes Returns to PWC, Caesar Bacarella Joins for Sprint-X

On Friday afternoon, Squadra Corse Garage Italia Americas announced that they will compete full-time in Pirelli World Challenge in 2018.  Friday saw the unveiling of their new No. 07 Ferrari 488 GT3.  For the Sprint races, the car will be driven by Martin Fuentes, 2016 GTA class champion.  For the …

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ST Racing Moves Up to GTS Sprint-X, Adds Aurora Straus, Connor Bloum

On Thursday, ST Racing announced that they will move up from Pirelli World Challenge’s TC class to the new GTS Sprint-X class for 2018 with two new BMW M4 GT4s.  Samantha Tan and Nick Wittmer will drive one of the cars while Connor Bloum and Aurora Straus, teammates from last season …

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Alegra Motorsports to PWC, Michael Christensen, Spencer Pumpelly to Drive

On Thursday, Alegra Motorsports announced that they will move to Pirelli World Challenge full-time in 2018.  They will field the same No. 28 Porsche 911 GT3 R that competed full-time in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2017.  Porsche factory racer Michael Christensen will drive full-time in both the Sprint …

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Rodrigo Baptista Moves Up to PWC GT with K-PAX Racing in 2018

On Wednesday, K-PAX Racing announced that they have signed Brazilian racer Rodrigo Baptista to drive one of the team’s Bentley Continental GT3s full-time in 2018, joining Àlvaro Parente.  The press release did not indicate which car that Baptista will drive.  As a result, it is unclear whether he will replace …

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Michael Cooper, Daniel Keilwitz to Race for Callaway Competition USA

On Thursday morning at the PRI Trade Show in Indianapolis, Callaway Competition USA unveiled one of the Callaway Corvette C7 GT3-Rs that will compete in Pirelli World Challenge in 2018.  The team announced that Daniel Keilwitz and Michael Cooper will drive for the team full-time.  As previously noted, Callaway Competition …

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