For Saturday’s Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park, there were originally 22 cars entered in the race. That number has since dropped to 21.
In the GT Le Mans class, there are no real changes from CTMP. Tommy Milner is still recovering from his hand injury suffered at Watkins Glen, so Marcel Fässler will continue to drive the No. 4 Corvette in his place. In Milner’s defense, he noted during an in-race interview at CTMP that he was at best doubtful for Lime Rock. He says that he should be back for Road America in two weeks.
In GT Daytona, 14 teams are listed. One of those is the No. 8 Audi for Starworks Motorsport, which has already indicated that they will not compete. They’re sticking to that.
As noted in Pace Laps on Sunday, Wright Motorsports is making their return to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship this weekend. Anthony Imperato and Matt Campbell, who drive the team’s Pro-Am entry in Blancpain GT World Challenge America, will drive.
There are a couple of other changes as well. PFAFF Motorsports announced Monday that Scott Hargrove will sit out the next two races. For Lime Rock, Hargrove will be replaced by Dennis Olsen, one of Porsche’s up-and-coming talents. Olsen has already driven with the team back at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, but the team was eliminated in a restart crash right after the race’s first red flag.
On Tuesday, Park Place Motorsports announced that Patrick Lindsey will sit out Lime Rock. This move is not because of Lindsey’s commitments to other series, but a more practical reason. Lindsey works as a pilot with his own company, Mira Vista Aviation, and has to fly for them this weekend. The team has drafted in Marco Seefried to drive in his place alongside Patrick Long. For Seefried, this will be his fourth race of the season and his second with Park Place Motorsports. Previously, he subbed for Lindsey at Mid-Ohio and finished fourth in class.
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