35 Entries for CTSC at Sebring

Photo: IMSA

Photo: IMSA

Thirty five cars across two classes are set to take the green flag for the second round of the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge season next week at Sebring, highlighted by returning winners and new machinery.

The number represents a slight drop off from the 40 cars that were entered for the season-opening race at Daytona in January, but matches the number of entries for Sebring last season.

ENTRY LIST: Sebring

Seventeen cars are entered for GS competition, up from nine in 2016, including the Daytona-winning duo of Trent Hindman and Cameron Cassels in the No. 12 Bodymotion Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport.

A pair of Ford Mustangs appear on the entry list, but in a departure from the norm, as both appear under the KohR Motorsports banner.

Daytona pole-winner Dean Martin is joined by Jack Roush Jr. for Sebring and beyond in the No. 59 entry, while the erstwhile Multimatic Motorsports duo of Scott Maxwell and Jade Buford will drive the No. 60 machine.

Most of the driver lineups are set, with only the seats alongside Cameron Lawrence in the No. 21 Muehlner Motorsports America Porsche and Chris Green in the No. 69 Motorsports In Action McLaren 570S GT4 currently listed as TBD.

Porsche makes up just under half of the field with eight entries for Sebring including three of the new-for-2017 Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR’s, with one each coming from Team TGM, BGB, and RS1.

McLaren (5), Ford (2), and Aston Martin (2) make up the rest of the 17-car field in GS.

In ST, 18 cars appear on the entry list after 20 took part in Daytona. The Daytona-winning pair of Mat Pombo and Derek Jones returns behind the wheel of the No. 73 MINI, headlining a three-car assault by the MINI JCW Team squad for Sebring.

After running three cars in January at Daytona, Rebel Rock Racing has scaled back to a single Porsche Cayman for David Roberts and Dion von Moltke in Round 2, while the rest of the field is largely unchanged outside of a manufacturer switch from Murillo Racing.

After campaigning a Porsche to open the season, the duo of Christian Szymczak and Christopher Stone are listed in an MX-5 for Round 2.

As at Daytona, six different manufacturers are represented on the ST grid: Porsche (6), Mazda (4), MINI (3), BMW (3), Audi (1), and Nissan (1).

The two-hour Visit Sebring 120 Continental Tire Challenge race is set for Friday, March 17.

6 Comments

  1. welp

    March 9, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Don’t see a GT4 camaro, interesting.

    • Cactus Tony

      March 9, 2017 at 2:11 pm

      Stevenson has already said theirs will debut at COTA in May.

  2. WBrowning

    March 9, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    With Multimatic outas a CTSC team,does that means Ford is leaving the Mustang GT4 to customers and concentrating on GTLM/GTE? Good idea, and I hope to see more of them, everywhere, especially PWC.

    This series is about to get really fun if the BoP monster doesn’t rear it’s ugly head.

    • Andy Flinn

      March 9, 2017 at 8:57 pm

      WBrowning, if the GT4 Camaro debuts and dominates and the series does nothing about it (through the ugly head of BoP), how does that help you as someone who is obviously a Mustang fan?

  3. John Tecce

    March 10, 2017 at 10:53 am

    Correction…3 Cayman MRs from TGM, RS1 and BGB not GMG.

    • Ryan Myrehn

      March 10, 2017 at 9:59 pm

      Corrected, thank you!

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