In addition to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge, two of the IMSA-sanctioned single-make series will be competing at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta during the Michelin Endurance Challenge Weekend.
Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama and Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America are both preparing for their third doubleheader weekend in 2020. Both series head to Michelin Raceway after contesting two rounds at Road America and another two rounds at VIRginia International Raceway two weeks ago.
Super Trofeo Race 1 is the first of six races throughout the weekend, taking place on Saturday at 8:15 a.m. ET. GT3 Cup Challenge USA follows immediately afterwards with its first race at 9:30 a.m. The schedule will be flipped on Sunday morning with GT3 Cup Challenge USA starting the day with Race 2 at 8 a.m., while Super Trofeo takes its second green flag at 9:10 a.m. All four races can be streamed live on IMSA.com with IMSA Radio commentary.
Here’s a closer look at both entry lists:
- Sixteen cars are entered for the two GT3 Cup Challenge USA races, with 12 competing in the Platinum Cup class victory in current generation Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars and four contesting for the Gold Cup class victory for Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars built between 2014 and 2016.
- Following the two rounds at VIR, a blanket could be thrown over the top three drivers in the Platinum point standings. Jeff Kingsley in the No. 16 Kelly-Moss Road and Race Porsche leads Platinum Masters driver Alan Metni by seven points, 134-127, with Riley Dickinson trailing behind Metni by just two points. Kingsley has scored two of the four victories this season, while his Kelly-Moss teammate Metni in the No. 99 Porsche and Dickinson in the No. 53 Moorespeed Porsche each have one.
- On the GT3 Cup Challenge USA grid for the first time this season will be Joseph Lombardo in the No. 92 entry for Wright Motorsports. Lombardo previously contested four rounds in the 2019 Platinum Cup class for Goldcrest Motorsports with a best finish of 13th at both Michelin Raceway and Watkins Glen International.
- In Gold Cup, Curt Swearingin is slowly pulling a gap in the point standings over Efrin Castro, 137-125. The class’ lineup at Michelin Raceway remains unchanged from VIR, with Swearingin joined by his ACI Motorsports teammate Richard Edge, MCR Racing’s Bart Collins and Castro in an entry for TPC Racing.
- Similarly, 16 Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo EVOs are entered for the two Super Trofeo races at Michelin Raceway. The car counts per class are identical to what the series saw at VIR with five Pro entries, four ProAm entries, two in the Am category and five in Am.
- Corey Lewis will be a busy man this weekend. Not only will he be competing in the No. 63 Change Racing Lamborghini for Lamborghini Charlotte, but he also can be found in the WeatherTech Championship and Pilot Challenge paddocks. Lewis will rejoin Paul Miller Racing’s No. 48 Lamborghini as the team’s endurance driver alongside Bryan Sellers and Madison Snow for the TireRack.com Grand Prix, and will continue to co-drive with Sheena Monk in the No. 3 McLaren 570S GT4 for Motorsports In Action in the VP Racing Stay Frosty 240. Lewis and co-driver McKay Snow currently lead the Super Trofeo ProAm driver standings by 11 points over Leo Lamelas in the No. 24 US RaceTronics, Lamborghini Westlake machine.
- Other Super Trofeo points leaders include No. 6 US RaceTronics, Lamborghini Beverly Hills co-drivers Steven Aghakhani and Jacob Eidson in the Pro class by five points over No. 16 Change Racing, Lamborghini Charlotte driver Madison Snow; Victor Gomez IV has a runaway lead in the Am standings in the No. 29 Change Racing, Lamborghini Charlotte entry as the class’ only driver to compete in all races thus far in 2020; and No. 03 Change Racing, Lamborghini Charlotte driver Randy Sellari has a 12-point advantage in the LB Cup standings over Matt Dicken in the No. 36 Change Racing, Lamborghini Charlotte Huracán.
- This weekend marks the first time that Super Trofeo has returned to Michelin Raceway since 2015. Coincidentally, Lewis is the only class winner from that event that is returning this weekend. He swept both races in the ProAm class with Change Racing and Lamborghini Carolinas.
- This will be a home race for Prestige Performance WTR, Lamborghini Paramus driver Aston Harrison. With the Harrison Contracting company based locally in Atlanta, Harrison and her co-driver Andrea Amici will have a fanbase cheering on their No. 25 Lamborghini as it seeks its first win of 2020.