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35 Entries for Season Restart at Sebring

Michelin Pilot Challenge to resume season at Sebring this weekend…

Photo: Mike Levitt/IMSA

A total of 35 cars are set for the resumption of the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge at Sebring International Raceway later this week.

The entry list, featuring 22 GS cars and 13 TCR entries, is down from the 51 total cars that took part in January’s season-opener at Daytona due to several teams’ withdrawals because of COVID-19 or planned one-off appearances in the four-hour Daytona enduro.

Among the teams absent in GS include Team TGM, McCann Racing, Stephen Cameron Racing and Canadian outfit AWA.

Multimatic Motorsports’ effort, as expected, has been reduced from three to one Ford Mustang GT4 for Scott Maxwell and Seb Priaulx, while Alec Udell is listed in the No. 57 Winward Racing Mercedes-AMG GT4 alongside Bryce Ward.

Robby Foley, meanwhile, is set to pull double duty between both of the Turner Motorsport BMW M4 GT4s, one of which features Bill Auberlen.

Motorsports In Action will make its series return after missing Daytona, with Sheena Monk and Corey Lewis set to pilot its McLaren 570S GT4. 

The Riley Motorsports duo of Dylan Murry and Jim Cox enter Friday’s two-hour race as points leaders after scoring victory at Daytona in their No. 35 Mercedes they shared with Jeroen Bleekemolen.

A number of notable teams, including Team Premat, Atlanta Speedwerks and HART, are absent from the TCR ranks this weekend, although the class has gained an additional Hyundai Veloster N TCR with a fourth BHA entry for Parker Chase and Spencer Brockman.

Pilot Challenge teams, along with IMSA Prototype Challenge, will be utilizing the WEC pit lane when track activity kicks off on Thursday.

The Advent Health 120 gets underway Friday at 2:30 p.m. ET., prior to the start of on-track activity for the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship that evening.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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