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60 Entries for CTSC at Sebring

Inaugural CTSC outing at Sebring will feature a 60-car grid…

Photo: IMSA

Photo: IMSA

The Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge heads to Sebring International Raceway for the first time next week with a projected field of 60 cars, as IMSA released the entry list on Tuesday.

Noteworthy among the 27 GS class cars is that Fall-Line Motorsports does have Daytona race winners Shelby Blackstock and Ashley Freiberg listed in the team’s No. 48 BMW M3.

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Blackstock will run a majority of the CTSC season despite several open-wheel conflicts, while Freiberg had only been previously confirmed for Daytona.

The pair inherited the win when the No. 96 Turner Motorsport BMW M3, driven by Bill Auberlen and Paul Dalla Lana, failed post-race technical inspection.

Phoenix American Motorsports’s No. 32 Ford Mustang Boss 302R driven by Andrew Aquilante and Kurt Rezzetano led February’s test at the 3.7-mile road course, and will be primed to follow up on that pace during race week.

In their second race with the new Camaro Z28.Rs, Stevenson Motorsports’ pairs of Robin Liddell/Andrew Davis (No. 6) and Andy Lally/Matt Bell (No. 9) also seek better runs than on the car’s debut at Daytona.

The 33-car ST field will be led into Sebring by Daytona winners and Sebring test pace-setters Eric Foss and Jeff Mosing in the No. 56 Murillo Racing BMW 328i.

Only eight ST cars tested at Sebring in February – the two Murillo BMWs, four fellow BMWs entered from Team TGM, Burton Racing and Mitchum Motorsports, and a single car apiece from Irish Mike’s Racing (Hyundai Genesis) and LRT Racing (Honda Civic Si).

Compared to Daytona, the GS field drops by three cars from 30 to 27, with the ST field falling by five from 38 to 33.

The race occurs Friday, March 14 at 1 p.m. ET, and will be live streamed on

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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