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39 Entries for Oak Tree Grand Prix

Thirty nine TUSC entries scheduled to compete at VIR…

Photo: John Dagys

Photo: John Dagys

A total of 39 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship cars are expected to take part in next weekend’s Oak Tree Grand Prix, which will feature split format races at Virginia International Raceway.

The 11th round of the TUDOR Championship will see the first-ever GT-only race, with Sunday’s headline two-hour and 45-minute race to feature GT Le Mans and GT Daytona class competitors.

ENTRY LIST: Oak Tree Grand Prix

Prototype Challenge cars, meanwhile, will have its own pair of 45-minute sprint races combined with cars from the Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Championship, while the TUDOR Championship Prototype class will not be in action this weekend.

As a result, 29 cars will do battle in the GTLM/GTD feature race, with no major changes to the entry list since the last weekend’s round at Road America.

Risi Competizione will be looking for back-to-back wins in GTLM, and the chance to claim overall honors, with its No. 62 Ferrari F458 Italia of Giancarlo Fisichella and Pierre Kaffer.

The Risi entry will again face competition from the factory Corvette, BMW, SRT and Porsche squads, as well as the Derrick Walker-led Team Falken Tire operation.

GTD, meanwhile, currently sees a 19-car entry, but with a number of TBAs.

Seth Neiman is expected to return to the No. 35 Flying Lizard Motorsports Audi R8 LMS after an injury ruled the team principal out of Road America.

Lineups for the Muehlner Motorsports Porsche 911 GT Americas have yet to be determined, while Ben Barker and Kevin Estre are again expected to drive for GB Autosport and Park Place Motorsports, respectively.

Ten PC cars are listed for their standalone pair of sprint races, although RSR Racing has yet to confirm its participation following an incident-filled Road America, which saw its pole-sitting No. 09 Oreca FLM09 collected in a early race accident.

BAR1 Motorsports is expected to return to action after skipping Road America, while JDC/Miller Motorsports, fresh off its maiden podium finish, has opted for a solo lineup with Chris Miller set to handle driving duties in both 45-minute segments.

The VIR round will run in the same format as the PC/Lites race at Kansas Speedway in June, where the finishing positions from the first, non-points paying segment will determine the grid for the second, race-deciding part.

CORE autosport claimed top honors at Kansas and currently lead the championship standings over Starworks Motorsport, which is coming off its second victory of the season last weekend at Road America.

The entry list for Prototype Lites has yet to be released.

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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