For Saturday’s IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge two-hour race at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, 34 teams have posted entries. Like in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, that number is also likely to be only 33 due to a likely withdrawal in the Grand Sport class.
A new team, Shining Star Motorsport by Atlantic Racing Team, has posted an entry. They’re going to field the No. 6 Mercedes-AMG GT4. Currently, only Danny Kok is on the entry list. Kok runs the Canadian AMG Driver Academy in Manitoba and coaches on-track roughly 50 days a year. He hasn’t raced professionally in years. The only entries on Driver Database show that he competed in a couple of World Challenge races in 1999. Based on pictures posted to the team’s Facebook page, Kok’s co-driver will be Phil Holtrust, a driver that Kok coaches. For both Holtrust and Kok, they will be making their IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge debuts.
At Multimatic Motorsports, Chase Briscoe will be in the No. 15 Ford Mustang GT4 alongside Scott Maxwell, replacing Ty Majeski. At KohR Motorsports, Joey Atterbury will return to the No. 59 Ford, replacing Andy Lally. Lally was drafted into the team at the last minute due to a conflict for Atterbury.
As of right now, Automatic Racing is not entered with either of their Aston Martin Vantages. Their third entry, the No. 9, was wiped out in a crash on the first lap last weekend, but the other two cars made it out of Watkins Glen ok.
TCR has six cars entered, down from eight at Watkins Glen. eEuroparts.com Racing’s No. 12 is not entered. Prior to last weekend’s race, Kenton Koch told Frontstretch that the team expanded to two cars to show what it is capable of. It is possible that the second car could be back later this season. In addition, the Rumcastle Volkswagen GTI TCR is not entered. As a result, it is a spec class of six Audi RS 3 LMS Club Sports this weekend.
In Street Tuner, there are five cars entered with the Riley Racing Mazda MX-5 not making the trip. Otherwise, there are no changes.
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