With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and wildfire risks, running the Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca this year was seemingly a question mark. However, the race will go on this weekend. There are 28 teams entered.
In the DPi class, there are eight cars entered. JDC-Miller MotorSports will have Tristan Vautier permanently take over in the No. 5 after running in the car during the Motul Petit Le Mans. Joao Barbosa is gone for good. In the No. 85, Gabriel Aubry‘s time in the car is now complete. Stephen Simpson and Matheus Leist will drive this weekend.
The LMP2 class has only one car entered, that being PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports’ No. 52. Patrick Kelly is set to clinch the LMP2 championship this weekend with Era Motorsport choosing to sit out the rest of the season.
GT Le Mans has six teams entered, two each for Corvette Racing, BMW Team RLL and Porsche GT Team. There are no changes of note from regular sprint races.
Finally, this weekend is the final round of the WeatherTech Sprint Cup for the GT Daytona class. As a result, there are 13 teams entered.
PFAFF Motorsports is not entered after having competed in the Motul Petit Le Mans. However, Sprint Cup regulars Gradient Racing and Compass Racing are back.
With this being a sprint race, Spencer Pumpelly rejoins Hardpoint Motorsports after racing two weeks ago with GRT Magnus. Otherwise, there are no driver changes. Jeff Kingsley is still in the Compass Racing McLaren as Corey Fergus is spending time with his family.
The Hyundai Sports Car Championship is scheduled to go green at 4:05 p.m. Sunday. The race will be streamed live on NBCSports.com. A delayed broadcast is scheduled to air on NBCSN at 6:30 p.m. after the action from Martinsville concludes.
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