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Initial Entry Lists for Sebring, Daytona Tests Released

Initial entry lists released for Sebring, Daytona pre-season tests…

Photo: John Dagys

Photo: John Dagys

IMSA has released preliminary entry lists for the pre-season tests at Sebring International Raceway and Daytona International Speedway.

While not an accurate representation of the expected turnout, a handful of teams have already lodged entries for the pair of official tests, including Extreme Speed Motorsports, 8Star Motorsports, Magnus Racing and Scuderia Corsa.


Three cars are currently entered for the Nov. 16-17 test at Sebring, including an ESM HPD ARX-03b for full-season drivers Scott Sharp, Ryan Dalziel, Ed Brown and Johannes van Overbeek.

Magnus, which debuted its new Porsche 911 GT America today at Sebring, will return to the 3.7-mile circuit for additional testing with the newly announced full-season driver pairing of Andy Lally and John Potter.

Additionally, recently crowned GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series GT champions Scuderia Corsa will be present with one of its Ferrari F458 Italias for Olivier Beretta and Alessandro Balzan.

Beretta and Balzan will be joined by Toni Vilander at the Daytona test on Nov. 19-20, which will also feature a Riley-BMW DP for Highway to Help Racing and a two-car effort from 8Star.

8Star team principal Enzo Potolicchio is listed to drive his Oreca FLM09 Prototype Challenge car with Sean Rayhall, while Gustavo Yacaman will try out the Florida-based team’s Corvette DP along with a to-be-revealed co-driver.

Yacaman competed in this year’s Rolex Sports Car Series in one of Michael Shank Racing’s Riley-Fords.

Additional entries are expected for all four classes, particularly for Daytona, which will mark the first opportunity for many ALMS teams and cars to tackle the 3.56-mile oval/road course.

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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