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Additional Entries in SprintX Return at Lime Rock

Bumper grid in return to SprintX format for Pirelli World Challenge at Lime Rock Park…

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Pirelli World Challenge returns to SprintX competition this weekend at Lime Rock Park, with a bumper GTS grid and additional GT entries since last weekend’s Sprint round at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

A total of 88 cars are entered across all classes of competition, which includes the TCR, TC and TCA categories.

In GT, Scott Hargrove has maintained his overall championship lead, although R. Ferri Motorsport’s Toni Vilander and Miguel Molina head into the weekend as points leaders in SprintX.

The pairing, which swept the season-opening SprintX weekend at Circuit of The Americas, hold a two-point lead over Hargrove and his SprintX co-driver Wolf Henzler.

Mike Skeen and Scott Heckert, meanwhile, are third in the GT SprintX title race and will see their campaign extended into Lime Rock, following Lone Star Racing’s initially confirmed two-round program.

The team’s Mercedes-AMG GT3 is one of three additions to the grid since CTMP, with the No. 54 Black Swan Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R of Tim Pappas and Jeroen Bleekemolen also returning, along with Dream Racing’s Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo entry for Ryan Hardwick, which is the only GTC entrant.

Of note, the No. 41 GMG Racing Porsche of Alec Udell is not listed after funding failed to materialize for this weekend. 

Callaway Competition USA, which had pledged to also return for Lime Rock, is also a no-show.

Strong GTS Entry for Memorial Day Showdown

A 35-car field, meanwhile, is set for the pair of GTS SprintX races, which along with GT SprintX, will be run on Memorial Day Monday for the first time.

GMG’s James Sofronas leads both the SprintX and overall title races and will be looking to extend his and co-driver Alex Welch’s margin over PF Racing’s Scott Maxwell and Jade Buford this weekend.

Defending class champion Lawson Aschenbach, who is coming off a sweep of the GTS Sprint weekend at CTMP, meanwhile, sits third in the SprintX standings alongside co-driver Andy Pilgrim.

The new-for-2018 TCR class sees a record 13-car grid for its pair of races, which are on tap for Saturday.

Track action kicks off on Friday, with qualifying on Saturday and the pair of GT and GTS races set for Monday.

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