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TUSC: Confirmed driver announcements thus far

Dec 19, 2013, 7:00 PM EDT

Tudor_USCR

Here’s a quick update on drivers who have been officially announced for the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. The full entry list was announced earlier this month. Drivers are next to the team, car, and 2013 class for the car:

P

  • Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates (Ford Ecoboost Riley, DP): 01-Scott Pruett/Memo Rojas (full season)
  • Extreme Speed Motorsports (HPD ARX-03b, P2): 1-Ryan Dalziel/Scott Sharp (full season)/David Brabham (endurance races); 2-Ed Brown/Johannes van Overbeek (full season)/Simon Pagenaud/Anthony Lazzaro (endurance races)
  • Action Express Racing (Corvette DP, DP): 5-Joao Barbosa/Christian Fittipaldi (full season)/Sebastien Bourdais (endurance races)
  • Muscle Milk Pickett Racing (ORECA 03 Nissan, P2 in Europe): 6-Klaus Graf/Lucas Luhr (full season)
  • Wayne Taylor Racing (Corvette DP, DP): 10-Jordan Taylor/Ricky Taylor (full season)/Max Angelelli (endurance races)
  • Marsh Racing (Corvette DP, DP): 31-Eric Curran/Boris Said (full season)
  • Michael Shank Racing (Ford Ecoboost Riley, DP): 60-Ozz Negri/John Pew (full season)
  • Spirit of Daytona Racing (Corvette DP, DP): 90-Richard Westbrook/Michael Valiante (full season)
  • GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing (Corvette DP, DP): 99-Alex Gurney/Jon Fogarty (all NAEC races)/Memo Gidley/Darren Law (endurance races)

PC (All ORECA FLM09)

  • CORE autosport: 05-Jon Bennett (full season)
  • RSR Racing: 08 or 09-Bruno Junqueira/Duncan Ende (full season)/David Heinemeier Hansson (endurance races)
  • JDC/Miller: 85-Chris Miller (2nd Alternate)

GTLM

  • Corvette Racing (Corvette C7.R, ALMS GT): 3-Antonio Garcia/Jan Magnussen (full season)/Ryan Briscoe (endurance races); 4-Oliver Gavin/Tommy Milner (full season)/Robin Liddell (endurance races)
  • Team Falken Tire (Porsche 911 RSR, ALMS GT): 17-Bryan Sellers/Wolf Henzler (full season)
  • BMW Team RLL (BMW Z4 GTLM, ALMS GT): Driver pairings to be confirmed over 55 and 56: Bill Auberlen, Andy Priaulx, Dirk Mueller, Joey Hand, John Edwards

GTD

  • GB Autosport (Porsche 911 GT America, New Car): 20-Bob Faieta (races to be confirmed)
  • Alex Job Racing (Porsche 911 GT America, New Car): 22-Cooper MacNeil/Leh Keen (full season)
  • AJR/Team Seattle (Porsche 911 GT America, New Car): 23-Ian James/Mario Farnbacher (full season)
  • NGT Motorsport (Porsche 911 GT America, New Car): 30-Henrique Cisneros/Kuba Giermaziak (full season)
  • Riley Motorsports (SRT Viper GT3-R, New Car): 33-Jeroen Bleekemolen/Ben Keating (full season)/Sebastiaan Bleekemolen/Emmanuel Collard (endurance races)
  • Magnus Racing (Porsche 911 GT America, New Car): 44-John Potter/Andy Lally (full season)
  • Fall-Line Motorsports (Audi R8, Rolex GT): 46-Charles Espenlaub/Charlie Putman (full season)
  • Scuderia Corsa (Ferrari 458, Rolex GT): 63-Alessandro Balzan/Jeff Westphal (full season); 64-Dr. Rod Randall/Ken Wilden (full season)
  • Park Place Motorsports (Porsche 911 GT America, New Car): 71-Dr. Jim Norman (full season); 73-Kevin Estre/Patrick Lindsey (full season)
  • Turner Motorsport (BMW Z4 GT3, New Car): 94-Paul Dalla Lana (full season)
  • TRG-AMR (Aston Martin Vantage GT3, Rolex GT): 007 or 009-James Davison (full season); Al Carter/David Block (races to be confirmed)
  • Level 5 Motorsports (Ferrari 458, Rolex GT): 555 or 556-Bill Sweedler/Townsend Bell (full season), Jeff Segal (full season, car to be confirmed)

  1. testover6370 - Dec 20, 2013 at 11:16 AM

    There’s a surprising amount of carry-over from last season. More teams made it intact than I would have anticipated. My only wish is that we would stop calling the Chevy DPs “Corvettes”. The real Corvettes are in GTLM, and meanwhile the Chevy DPs have multiple chassis, it would be interesting to know which one they were using.

    • Tony DiZinno - Dec 20, 2013 at 1:19 PM

      It’s a good point. I have to work hard to avoid getting bloody confused on the nomenclature of each chassis per class, especially in the GT ranks where you have GTE and now slightly altered GT3 spec cars with basically the same name.

      As for the Corvette bit, until the official entry lists call them by their chassis name (which you’d almost hope they would specifically to avoid that confusion), I’ll refer to them by that name. I believe though it’s Action Express and Spirit of Daytona have Coyote chassis, GAINSCO has Riley and WTR has Dallara. They’re just not called as such for branding purposes.

  2. testover6370 - Dec 20, 2013 at 12:58 PM

    Can the writers/administrators around here give some sort of insight into what causes comments to not post? I’ve noticed a number of my comments, ones that are positive and include no objectionable content, don’t post. The common thread I’ve noticed is any mention of a driver’s or team’s specific name.

    • Tony DiZinno - Dec 20, 2013 at 1:08 PM

      Testover, you’re not alone in that assessment. I’ve gotten a couple messages on Twitter as well saying there’s been issues posting some comments. But I wasn’t sure if it was merely an isolated incident or something more frequent.

      I’m not sure exactly if it has to do with being registered or not. The comments are not queuing in the back-end of the site where we post to, though, so it’s not a case where we need to approve them for them to post. They should be posting automatically and I have a note in to one of our technical staff members to help get this resolved.

  3. Tony DiZinno - Dec 20, 2013 at 1:16 PM

    Comment posting should be fixed, now.

    • testover6370 - Dec 20, 2013 at 1:33 PM

      Thanks Tony. I really appreciate how involved the writers on this site are. And I’m really glad you’re covering TUSC too.

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