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Entry List: Road America 120

On Saturday, the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge will be back in action for a two-hour sprint race at Road America.  32 teams are currently entered in the race.

In Grand Sport, TeamTGM is back, but with only one of their two Porsches.  The No. 4 will run with Guy Cosmo and Hugh Plumb at the wheel.  Team owner/driver Ted Giovanis recently had surgery following a practice crash at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park that resulted in the team withdrawing from the weekend there.

Motorsport in Action has entered both of their McLarens and intends to race them for the first time since June.  The No. 68 will be shared by Rod Randall and Kenny Wilden.  As a result, the No. 68 will not be available as a backup car for C360R.  C360R has fought overheating problems on their No. 77 recently.  Those issues forced the team to borrow the No. 68 at both Canadian Tire Motorsports Park and Lime Rock for drivers Matthew Keegan and Nico Rondet to race.

Mühlner Motorsports America has an all-new driver lineup for this weekend in the No. 21 Porsche.  Replacing Cameron Lawrence and Chuck Quinton are Moritz Kranz and Gabriele Piana.  Kranz has fairly limited experience, but he competed for Mühlner Motorsports at the Nürburgring earlier this year in a similar Porsche.  Piana actually was part of Black Falcon’s SP10-class winning effort at the 24 Hours Nürburgring earlier this year in a similar Porsche.

Finally, Automatic Racing also has a new driver lineup for this weekend.  Charles Espenlaub and Charles Putman will drive the No. 99 Aston Martin.  The two have been teammates previously with Fall-Line Motorsports in both the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge and in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship back in 2014.

In Street Tuner, Devin Jones is not entered in the No. 31 Bodymotion Racing Porsche Cayman this weekend.  There is a good reason for that.  Jones will make his XFINITY Series debut Saturday at Watkins Glen for SS-Green Light Racing.  The Zippo 200 will finish right around the time the Road America 120 starts.

On the original entry list, Bodymotion Racing tapped Jason Rabe to replace Jones.  Rabe was Jones’ former teammate in the No. 31, last seen winning the ST class pole at Road Atlanta last September.  However, the updated entry list now has Colin Thompson in the car.  Thompson is the current point leader in IMSA Prototype Challenge (not to be confused with the Prototype Challenge class in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship).  Thompson is also a past IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup champion and competed in Pirelli World Challenge last year for K-PAX Racing.

Freedom Autosport’s Britt Casey Jr. has yet another new co-driver, his fourth of the year.  This time, it is Tom Long that will serve as Casey’s co-driver, replacing Matthew Fassnacht.  Long formerly raced full-time for Freedom Autosport and has won with the team in the past.  Quite simply, Long doesn’t have a ride for the weekend since the Mazda RT24-Ps have been parked for the year.

There are two other driver changes of note.  For MINI JCW Team, Chris Miller is listed as a driver of the No. 52 MINI, replacing Mark Pombo.  Miller is part-time in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, serving as the third driver for JDC/Miller MotorSports in the Prototype class.  Finally, Justin Piscitell is back in Murillo Racing’s No. 65 Porsche Cayman, replacing Brent Mosing.

Entry List: IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge at Road America

Grand Sport3 - The Racers GroupCraig Lyons
Kris Wilson
Aston Martin Vantage GT4
Grand Sport4 - TeamTGMGuy Cosmo
Hugh Plumb
Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR
Grand Sport7 - VOLT RacingAlan Brynjolfsson
Chris Hall
Ford Mustang GT4
Grand Sport12 - Bodymotion RacingCameron Cassels
Trent Hindman
Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport
Street Tuner17 - Rennsport OneNick Galante
Spencer Pumpelly
Porsche Cayman
Street Tuner18 - Rennsport OneConnor Bloum
Aurora Straus
Porsche Cayman
Grand Sport21 - Mühlner Motorsports AmericaMoritz Kranz
Gabriele Piana
Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport
Street Tuner25 - Freedom AutosportStevan McAleer
Chad McCumbee
Mazda MX-5
Street Tuner26 - Freedom AutosportAndrew Carbonell
Liam Dwyer
Mazda MX-5
Street Tuner27 - Freedom AutosportBritt Casey Jr.
Tom Long
Mazda MX-5
Grand Sport28 - Rennsport OneDillon Machavern
Dylan Murcott
Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR
Street Tuner31 - Bodymotion RacingDrake Kemper
Colin Thompson
Porsche Cayman
Grand Sport33 - CJ Wilson RacingTill Bechtolsheimer
Marc Miller
Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport
Street Tuner34 - Murillo RacingChristopher Stone
Christian Szymczak
Mazda MX-5
Grand Sport35 - CJ Wilson RacingDamien Faulkner
Russell Ward
Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport
Street Tuner37 - MINI JCW TeamMike LaMarra
James Vance
Street Tuner44 - CRG-I Do BorrowSarah Cattaneo
Owen Trinkler
Nissan Altima Coupe
Street Tuner52 - MINI JCW TeamChris Miller
Nate Norenberg
Street Tuner54 - JDC/Miller MotorSportsMichael Johnson
Stephen Simpson
BMW 228i
Street Tuner56 - Murillo RacingEric Foss
Jeff Mosing
Porsche Cayman
Grand Sport57 - Stevenson MotorsportsMatt Bell
Robin Liddell
Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R
Grand Sport59 - KohR MotorsportsDean Martin
Jack Roush Jr.
Ford Mustang GT4
Street Tuner65 - Murillo RacingJustin Piscitell
Tim Probert
Porsche Cayman
Grand Sport68 - Motorsports in ActionRod Randall
Kenny Wilden
McLaren 570S GT4
Grand Sport69 - Motorsports in ActionChris Green
Jesse Lazare
McLaren 570S GT4
Street Tuner73 - MINI JCW TeamDerek Jones
Mat Pombo
Street Tuner75 - C360RRoy Block
Pierre Kleinubing
Audi S3
Grand Sport76 - C360RPaul Holton
Matt Plumb
McLaren 570S GT4
Grand Sport77 - C360RMatthew Keegan
Nico Rondet
McLaren 570S GT4
Street Tuner81 - BimmerWorld RacingAri Balogh
Greg Liefooghe
BMW 328i
Street Tuner84 - BimmerWorld RacingJames Clay
Tyler Cooke
BMW 328i
Grand Sport99 - Automatic RacingCharles Espenlaub
Charles Putman
Aston Martin Vantage GT4

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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.

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