Tudor United Sportscar Championship Team Entries Released

Last Friday IMSA released the full entry list for the upcoming 2014 Inaugural Tudor United Sportscar Championship. It is looking like it will be a blast to watch. Needless to say, I am excited; you should be too. Yes, I know Rennsport released one of these on Saturday, but I was mostly done, so I figured I'd finish it. Here is the breakdown:

Prototype (P)

This class combines the Daytona Prototype class of Grand-Am and the P2 class of ALMS and the Deltawing, and is the highest level of technology and speed on the track, now that the P1 class has been eliminated. There will be 17 different race cars competing in this class. Interestingly, last years ALMS P1 Champion Pickett Racing has submitted an entry for this class, but has not announced what car they will be competing in. UPDATE: Pickett will be racing a Nissan-powered Oreca 03 LMP car. Mazda will be returning to prototype racing with two new factory-backed diesel P2 cars in this category. By my count it appears that there will be 5 6 confirmed P2 cars, 10 DPs (although 4 of those will be only participating in the North American Endurance Championship events), and 1 DeltaWing. Here's the full list:

DeltaWing Racing Cars - DeltaWing DWC13 - 1 Full Season Entry
Extreme Speed Motorsports - HPD ARX-03b/Honda - 2 Full Season Entries
Chip Ganassi Racing - Ford EcoBoost/Riley - 1 Full Season Entry, 1 NAEC Entry
Action Express Racing - Corvette DP - 1 Full Season Entry, 1 NAEC Entry
Pickett Racing - Nissan/Oreca 03- 1 Full Season Entry
SpeedSource - Mazda SKYACTIV-D Smart Diesel - 2 Full Season Entries
Wayne Taylor Racing - Corvette DP - 1 Full Season Entry
Marsh Racing - Corvette DP - 1 Full Season Entry
OAK Racing - Morgan/Nissan - 1 Full Season Entry
Highway To Help - Dinan/Riley - 1 NAEC Entry
Michael Shank Racing - Ford EcoBoost/Riley - 1 Full Season Entry
Spirit Of Daytona - Corvette DP - 1 Full Season Entry
GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing - Corvette DP - 1 NAEC Entry

Prototype Challenge (PC)

This class has remained intact from the ALMS class structure. This is a spec class with all competitors driving the same Oreca FLM09 with a sealed Chevy V8 engine on Continental tires. By my count there will be 12 entries competing in this class. Many of these teams competed last year in this class, and will be fielding two cars. Here is the team list:

Starworks Motorsport - ORECA FLM09 - 2 Full Season Entries
RSR Racing - ORECA FLM09 - 2 Full Season Entries
8Star Motorsports - ORECA FLM09 - 1 Full Season Entry
Performance Tech Motorsports - ORECA FLM09 - 1 Full Season Entry
PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports - ORECA FLM09 - 1 Full Season Entry
CORE autosport - ORECA FLM09 - 1 Full Season Entry
BAR1 Motorsports - ORECA FLM09 - 2 Full Season Entries
Level 5 Motorsports - ORECA FLM09 - 2 Full Season Entries

GT Le Mans (GTLM)

This class is essentially the same as the former ALMS GT class, and contains the fastest and most advanced GT cars. Manufacturers define this class with cars meeting the ACO's GTE specification. Quite possibly the car people are most excited to see from this class will be Corvette Racing's new C7.R Corvette, which has yet to be shown in its full race livery, but has been confirmed for entry. The BMW and SRT factory teams will be returning from last year, with two entries each, as will Risi Competizione and Team Falken Tire. Porsche North America will be joining the mix as well. There will be two NAEC entries from Aston Martin Racing and Krohn Racing. Here is the full list.

Corvette Racing - Chevrolet Corvette C7.R - 2 Full Season Entries
Team Falken Tire - Porsche 911 GT3 RSR - 1 Full Season Entry
BMW Team RLL - BMW Z4 GTE - 2 Full Season Entries
Krohn Racing - Ferrari F458 Italia - 1 NAEC Entry
Risi Competizione - Ferrari F458 Italia - 1 Full Season Entry
SRT Motorsports - SRT Viper GTS-R - 2 Full Season Entries
Aston Martin Racing - Aston Martin Vantage V8 - 1 NAEC Entry
Porsche North America - Porsche 911 GT3 RSR -2 Full Season Entries

GT Daytona (GTD)

This class combines the former Grand-Am GT and GX classes with the former ALMS GT Challenge cars. Furthermore, cars meeting the FIA's Group GT3 specifications will be allowed entry into this class with some adjustments. This class is going to be huge, with 28 entries from 21 different teams. This will also be the most diverse class with seven different manufacturers represented, and one manufacturer TBA. There have been some interesting change ups that have happened in this class. Flying Lizard Racing and Paul Miller Racing, historically Porsche 911s teams, have made the swap to the Audi R8 LMS. Patrick Dempsey will be returning with two confirmed Porsche entries, and Turner Motorsport will return with a new Z4. There is also one team that is TBA, but has been registered for the full season. There will be two NAEC- only entrants, and SMP/ESM Racing will only be racing at Daytona. Here is the list:

TRG-AMR - Aston Martin V12 Vantage - 2 Full Season Entries
Muehlner Motorsports America - Porsche GT America - 2 Full Season Entries
GB Autosport - Porsche GT America - 1 Full Season Entry
Alex Job Racing - Porsche GT America - 1 Full Season Entry
Team Seattle/Alex Job Racing - Porsche GT America - 1 Full Season Entry
Dempsey Racing - Porsche GT America - 2 Full Season Entries
NGT Motorsport - Porsche GT America - 1 Full Season Entry
GMG Racing - Audi R8 LMS - 1 Full Season Entry
Riley Motorsports - SRT Viper GT3-R - 1 Full Season Entry
Flying Lizard Motorsports - Audi R8 LMS - 2 Full Season Entries
Magnus Racing - Porsche GT America - 1 Full Season Entry
Fall-Line Motorsports - Audi R8 LMS - 1 Full Season Entry
Paul Miller Racing - Audi R8 LMS - 1 Full Season Entry
Spirit of Race - Ferrari 458 Italia - 2 NAEC Entries
Snow Racing - Porsche GT America - 1 Full Season Entry
Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458 Italia - 2 Full Season Entries
Park Place Motorsports - Porsche GT America - 1 Full Season Entry
SMP/ESM Racing Ferrari 458 Italia - Rolex 24 At Daytona Only
Turner Motorsport - BMW Z4 - 1 Full Season Entry
Level 5 Motorsports - Ferrari 458 Italia - 1 Full Season
TBA - TBA - 1 Full Season Entry

If you are interested, you can view the list here

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