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Vasser Sullivan Adds Second GTD Class Lexus for Mid-Ohio

Second Vasser Sullivan Lexus confirmed in GTD for Lexus Grand Prix at Mid-Ohio…

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Vasser Sullivan will have two Lexus RC F GT3s in next weekend’s Lexus Grand Prix at Mid-Ohio despite GTD Pro not competing at the event, with a second car instead entered in the GTD class.

Confirmed in the release of the 34-car entry list on Wednesday, Jack Hawksworth will be joined by Bronze-rated Richard Heistand in the No. 17 Lexus in the Pro-Am-enforced ranks.

Hawksworth typically co drives with Ben Barnicoat in the No. 14 GTD Pro class entry, although the category will not be included for the next two races. 

The Hawksworth-Heistand pairing have previous success at Mid-Ohio, having won the GTD race together as co-drivers in 2019.

The addition, coinciding with the luxury automaker’s title sponsorship of the event, will run alongside the Vasser Sullivan’s full-season GTD entry of Frankie Montecalvo and Aaron Telitz.

Other changes to the entry list since last weekend’s round at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca include Corey Lewis in the No. 42 NTE Sport Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo with full-season driver Jaden Conwright, while Jordan Pepper will team up with Brendan Iribe in the No. 70 Inception Racing McLaren 720S GT3.

Hardpoint’s Porsche 911 GT3 R is notably absent from the entry list. 

No changes have been made to the six-car DPi and LMP2 categories since Laguna.

A total of nine LMP3 cars, meanwhile, are set to take part in its first eligible WeatherTech Championship race since the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring in March.

It includes a new entry from MLT Motorsports for Dakota Dickerson and Josh Sarchet, while Mark Kvamme and Trenton Estep are set to team up in the No. 7 Forty7 Motorsports Duquine D08 Nissan.

Sean Creech Motorsport’s Joao Barbosa and Lance Willsey currently lead the LMP3 standings after claiming top class honors in the first full-season points-paying round of the season at Sebring.

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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