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39 Cars on COTA CTSC Entry List

39 cars are listed for CTSC race at COTA…

Photo: IMSA

Photo: IMSA

A field of 39 cars has been revealed for the second-to-last Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge round of the season at Circuit of the Americas next weekend.

A total of 14 GS and 25 ST cars are set to compete in Austin.


Minor changes are expected in GS, including Multimatic Motorsports with a new Ford Shelby GT350R-C back for Billy Johnson and Scott Maxwell following Maxwell’s accident in practice at Virginia International Raceway.

The pair took a previous generation Ford Mustang Boss 302R to a sixth place finish at VIR, with the Multimatic team driving 14 hours overnight to bring the car to VIR.

Mantella Autosport’s No. 8 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28.R returns to action for the first time since Lime Rock Park, with team principal Anthony Mantella and Mark Wilkins.

Bodymotion Racing is also listed in GS for the first time this year, with Jim Michaelian and Michael Johnson listed to share the No. 12 Porsche 911. The team has run an ST class Porsche Cayman for Jason Rabe and Ethan Low all season.

In ST, CJ Wilson Racing’s second Mazda MX-5 returns to the track for the first time since Daytona, as Tyler McQuarrie and Marc Miller will seek to assist teammates Chad McCumbee and Stevan McAleer in their title bid.

Liam Dwyer will be back in the No. 26 Freedom Autosport Mazda MX-5 after missing VIR due to a medical issue.

Burton Racing will return after skipping VIR with its two BMW 128is.

Ryan Eversley also is back in the No. 93 HART Honda Civic Si after missing VIR due to a conflict; Eversley seeks his second straight win at COTA after winning last year, and also after winning his most recent ST start at Road America.

The race runs on Friday, September 18.

Tony DiZinno (@tonydizinno) is Sportscar365's North American Editor, focusing on coverage of the IMSA-sanctioned championships as well as Pirelli World Challenge. DiZinno also contributes to and other motorsports outlets. Contact Tony

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