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Entry List: Pirelli World Challenge at Mid-Ohio

This weekend, Pirelli World Challenge’s GT, GTA, GT Cup, GTS and GTSA classes will take on the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on the undercard of the Verizon IndyCar Series’ Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio.  42 entries have been filed.

In GT, there are a couple of changes of note.  Pierre Kaffer is not in Magnus Racing’s No. 4 Audi this weekend due to responsibilities at the Total 24 Hours of Spa in Belgium.  Spencer Pumpelly will race the No. 4 in his place.  Since Pumpelly is Kaffer’s co-driver for the Sprint-X events, he is already quite familiar with the team.

Dream Racing Motorsport has entered their No. 27 Lamborghini Huracan GT3 for Cedric Sbirrazzuoli.  However, the team has entered the car in multiple races this season only to not put the car on track.  It will be a wait and see scenario to see whether Sbirrazzuoli will actually race.

R. Ferri Motorsport is back with their No. 61 Ferrari for the first time since Canadian Tire Motorsports Park in May.  At CTMP, Alex Riberas crashed the No. 61 in qualifying, which forced a withdrawal.  Riberas will not be in the car this weekend.  Instead, Kyle Marcelli, who raced for the team in the Sprint-X races at VIR in April will drive.  The team’s GTA entry for Marc Muzzo is not entered.

There are a number of teams that are not entered this week. The biggest absence from the entry list are the two Absolute Racing Bentley Continental GT3s, normally driven by Yufeng Luo and Adderly Fong.  No reason for the absence has been given.  The K-PAX Racing No. 98 for Mike Hedlund, as noted in Pace Laps on Monday, has been parked for the rest of the year.  Also, the MCC Motorsports Mercedes of Alexandre Negrao is not entered.

Entry List: Pirelli World Challenge GT/GT/GT Cup Classes at Mid-Ohio

GTA04 - LRP RacingJorge de la TorreAston Martin Vantage GT3
GT2 - CRP RacingRyan DalzielMercedes-AMG GT3
GT3 - Cadillac RacingJohnny O'ConnellCadillac ATS-V.R.
GT4 - Magnus RacingSpencer PumpellyAudi R8 LMS GT3
GT6 - K-PAX RacingBryan SellersMcLaren 650S GT3
GT8 - Cadillac RacingMichael CooperCadillac ATS-V.R.
GT9 - K-PAX RacingÀlvaro ParenteMcLaren 650S GT3
GT Cup11 - Precision DrivingMarko RadisicFerrari Challenge Evo
GTA14 - GMG RacingJames SofronasPorsche 911 GT3 R
GTA16 - Wright MotorsportsMichael ScheinPorsche 911 GT3 R
GT17 - GMG RacingAlec UdellPorsche 911 GT3 R
GT27 - Dream Racing MotorsportCedric SbirrazzuoliLamborghini Huracan GT3
GT31 - TR3 RacingDaniel MancinelliFerrari 488 GT3
GT43 - RealTime RacingRyan EversleyAcura NSX GT3
GTA44 - Magnus RacingJohn PotterAudi R8 LMS GT3
GTA54 - Black Swan RacingTim PappasMercedes-AMG GT3
GT Cup55 - Dream Racing MotorsportYuki HarataLamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo
GT58 - Wright MotorsportsPatrick LongPorsche 911 GT3 R
GT61 - R. Ferri MotorsportKyle MarcelliFerrari 488 GT3
GTA69 - Champ 1Pablo Perez CompancMercedes-AMG GT3
GTA77 - Calvert DynamicsDr. Preston CalvertPorsche 911 GT3 R
GTA82 - McCann RacingMike McCannAudi R8 LMS GT3
GT93 - RealTime RacingPeter KoxAcura NSX GT3
GT99 - GAINSCO/Bob Stallings RacingJon FogartyPorsche 911 GT3 R

In GTS, a total of 18 entries have been filed.  In reality, its really 17.

PF Racing has entered the No. 40 Ford Mustang GT4 twice.  It will be split between Ernie Francis Jr. and team owner James Pesek.  When Pesek drives, the car will compete in the GTSA class.  Francis, the current points leader in the Trans-Am Series presented by Pirelli’s premiere TA class, will race in the GTS class.

Case-It Racing is down to just one entry for team owner Adam Merzon.  Cameron Cassels will sit the weekend out.  Ian Lacy Racing’s Ginettas are not entered, nor is the NolaSport Porsche.

Entry List: Pirelli World Challenge GTS Class at Mid-Ohio

GTSA04 - GMG RacingGeorge KurtzMcLaren 570S GT4
GTSA017 - Case-It RacingAdam MerzonPorsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR
GTSA2 - Racers Edge MotorsportsChris HallSIN R1 GT4
GTS3 - Flying Lizard MotorsportsRodrigo BaptistaPorsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR
GTSA9 - ANSA MotorsportsBill ZieglerKTM X-Bow GT4
GTS10 - Blackdog Speed ShopLawson AschenbachChevrolet Camaro GT4.R
GTSA11 - Blackdog Speed ShopTony GaplesChevrolet Camaro GT4.R
GTS14 - Flying Lizard MotorsportsNate StacyPorsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR
GTS19 - PMG AutosportParker ChaseGinetta G55 GT4
GTS40 - PF RacingErnie Francis Jr.Ford Mustang GT4
GTSA40 - PF RacingJames PesekFord Mustang GT4
GTSA45 - Racers Edge MotorsportsChris BeaufaitSIN R1 GT4
GTS50 -Team Panoz RacingIan JamesPanoz Avezzano GT
GTSA62 - KCRMark KleninMcLaren 570S GT4
GTS69 - PMG AutosportHarry GottsackerGinetta G55 GT4
GTS80 - Mantella AutosportMartin BarkeyKTM X-Bow GT4
GTSA89 - JCR MotorsportsFred RobertsMaserati GT4
GTS99 - JCR MotorsportsJeff CourtneyMaserati GT4


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