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Entry List: Northeast Grand Prix

This weekend, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship holds the first of two GT-only rounds at the 1.474-mile Lime Rock Park circuit in Connecticut.  25 cars from the GT Le Mans and GT Daytona classes will battle Saturday afternoon in the Northeast Grand Prix.

In the GT Le Mans class, there are eight entries.  They are completely unchanged from the last round at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.  Two factory entries from Chevrolet, Ford, Porsche and BMW.

GT Daytona has 17 teams entered and a few changes of note.  Firstly, The Racers Group has returned after a brief sabbatical.  However, they are no longer fielding the Porsche 911 GT3 R from earlier this year.  That car has reportedly been sold.  Instead, the team’s venerable Aston Martin Vantage GT3 will come out to play once again, complete with body roll.  James Davison and Brandon Davis will drive.

Alegra Motorsports was not originally on the entry list.  However, a last-minute deal will see Porsche factory racer (and Pirelli World Challenge full-timer) Patrick Long join Daniel Morad in the No. 28 Porsche, replacing Michael de Quesada.

Alex Job Racing will make their first sprint race start of the season with longtime teammates Townsend Bell and Bill Sweedler driving.  It will be the first sprint race for the duo since Laguna Seca in May of last year in a second Change Racing entry.

Finally, Bret Curtis will not be in the No. 96 BMW M6 GT3 for Turner Motorsport this week.  He will be replaced by Jesse Krohn, who has competed for the team at Daytona and Sebring earlier this year.

Entry List: 2017 Northeast Grand Prix

GT Daytona007 - The Racers GroupBrandon Davis
James Davison
Aston Martin Vantage GT3
GT Le Mans3 - Corvette RacingAntonio Garcia
Jan Magnussen
Chevrolet Corvette C7.R
GT Le Mans4 - Corvette RacingOliver Gavin
Tommy Milner
Chevrolet Corvette C7.R
GT Daytona14 - 3GT RacingSage Karam
Scott Pruett
Lexus RCF GT3
GT Daytona15 - 3GT RacingRobert Alon
Jack Hawksworth
Lexus RCF GT3
GT Daytona16 - Change RacingCorey Lewis
Jeroen Mul
Lamborghini Huracan GT3
GT Daytona23 - Alex Job RacingTownsend Bell
Bill Sweedler
Audi R8 LMS GT3
GT Le Mans24 - BMW Team RLLJohn Edwards
Martin Tomczyk
GT Le Mans25 - BMW Team RLLBill Auberlen
Alexander Sims
GT Daytona33 - Riley MotorsportsJeroen Bleekemolen
Ben Keating
Mercedes-AMG GT3
GT Daytona48 - Paul Miller RacingBryan Sellers
Madison Snow
Lamborghini Huracan GT3
GT Daytona50 - Riley Motorsports/WeatherTech RacingGunnar Jeannette
Cooper MacNeil
Mercedes-AMG GT3
GT Daytona54 - CORE autosportJon Bennett
Colin Braun
Porsche 911 GT3 R
GT Daytona57 - Stevenson MotorsportsLawson Aschenbach
Andrew Davis
Audi R8 LMS GT3
GT Daytona63 - Scuderia CorsaAlessandro Balzan
Christina Nielsen
Ferrari 488 GT3
GT Le Mans66 - Ford Chip Ganassi RacingJoey Hand
Dirk Müller
Ford GT
GT Le Mans67 - Ford Chip Ganassi RacingRyan Briscoe
Richard Westbrook
Ford GT
GT Daytona73 - Park Place MotorspotsJörg Bergmeister
Patrick Lindsey
Porsche 911 GT3 R
GT Daytona75 - SunEnergy1 RacingKenny Habul
Tristan Vautier
Mercedes-AMG GT3
GT Daytona86 - Michael Shank Racing with Curb-AgajanianOswaldo Negri Jr.
Jeff Segal
Acura NSX GT3
GT Daytona93 - Michael Shank Racing with Curb-AgajanianAndy Lally
Katherine Legge
Acura NSX GT3
GT Daytona96 - Turner MotorsportJens Klingmann
Jesse Krohn
GT Le Mans911 - Porsche GT TeamPatrick Pilet
Dirk Werner
Porsche 911 RSR
GT Le Mans912 - Porsche GT TeamGianmaria Bruni
Laurens Vanthoor
Porsche 911 RSR

The Northeast Grand Prix is scheduled to start shortly after 3 p.m. on Saturday.  It will air live on FOX Sports 2.

About the author

Phil Allaway has three primary roles at Frontstretch. He's the manager of the site's FREE e-mail newsletter that publishes Monday-Friday and occasionally on weekends. He keeps TV broadcasters honest with weekly editions of Couch Potato Tuesday and serves as the site's Sports Car racing editor.

Outside of Frontstretch, Phil is the press officer for Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, N.Y. He covers all the action on the high-banked dirt track from regular DIRTcar Modified racing to occasional visits from touring series such as the Super DIRTcar Series.

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