TUSC: Rolex 24 entry list update, one-plus week out

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There’s been a flurry of TUDOR United SportsCar Championship driver and team announcements over the last few weeks, and chances are, you probably missed some of them.

Luckily, we’re here for you to recap how the field is looking for the 2014 Rolex 24 at Daytona, which opens the TUDOR Championship calendar. We gathered an initial one in December, after the full entry list reveal and noting which teams we’ll miss. Things have changed since, and there are still a handful of teams yet to confirm their lineups.

In the P class, SpeedSource Mazda has two yet-to-be-announced drivers of an IndyCar bend that will be revealed in due course, while the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup-only Highway to Help squad is yet to officially confirm any of its drivers.

The all-ORECA FLM09 PC class is more fluid with 8Star Motorsports (No. 25), Performance Tech Motorsports (No. 38), BAR1 Motorsports (No. 87 and 88), RSR Racing (No. 08 and 09) and Level 5 Motorsports (No. 551 and 552) yet to complete all the pieces to their pro-am lineup puzzles.

GTLM has only one team yet to reveal its lineup: the NAEC-only entered factory Aston Martin Vantage, which has had some factory drivers and one pro-am driver (Paul Dalla Lana) behind the wheel of its No. 97 car.

The GTD class, which has the highest projected car count, still sees seats yet to be officially revealed at Muehlner Motorsports America (No. 18 and 19), TRG-AMR North America (No. 007 and 009) and NAEC-only Ferrari teams Spirit of Race (No. 49 and 51) and SMP/ESM Racing (No. 72) are yet to formally confirm their lineups. Some seats have been filled and for all the above entries, you figure most if not all drivers that tested at the Roar Before the Rolex 24 Jan. 3-5 will race the Rolex 24 Jan. 25-26.

Anyway, the rest of the field, with team (with story link to its specific driver/team confirmation if applicable), car, its 2013 class, driver lineup and confirmed races:

P

  • DeltaWing Racing Cars (DeltaWing DWC13): 0-Andy Meyrick/Katherine Legge/Alexander Rossi (Rolex 24)
  • Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates (Ford Ecoboost Riley, DP): 01-Scott Pruett/Memo Rojas (full season)/Sage Karam/Jamie McMurray (Rolex 24); 02-Scott Dixon/Tony Kanaan/Kyle Larson/Marino Franchitti (Rolex 24); NAEC-only entry
  • 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); 9-Burt Frisselle/Brian Frisselle/Fabien Giroix/Stefan Johansson/John Martin (Rolex 24); NAEC-only entry
  • Muscle Milk Pickett Racing (ORECA 03 Nissan, P2): 6-Klaus Graf/Lucas Luhr (full season)/Alex Brundle (Rolex 24)
  • Wayne Taylor Racing (Corvette DP, DP): 10-Jordan Taylor/Ricky Taylor (full season)/Max Angelelli (endurance races)/Wayne Taylor (Rolex 24)
  • Marsh Racing (Corvette DP, DP): 31-Eric Curran/Boris Said (full season)/Max Papis/Bradley Smith (Rolex 24)
  • OAK Racing (Morgan Nissan, P2): 42-Gustavo Yacaman (full season)/Olivier Pla/Roman Rusinov (Rolex 24)
  • Michael Shank Racing (Ford Ecoboost Riley, DP): 60-Ozz Negri/John Pew (full season)/AJ Allmendinger/Justin Wilson (Rolex 24)
  • SpeedSource (Mazda SKYACTIV-D Coupe, P2): 70-Sylvain Tremblay/Tom Long (full season); 07-Tristan Nunez/Joel Miller (full season)
  • Spirit of Daytona Racing (Corvette DP, DP): 90-Richard Westbrook/Michael Valiante (full season)/Mike Rockenfeller (Rolex 24)
  • 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)

  • Starworks Motorsport: 7 or 8-Isaac Tutumlu/Mirco Schultis/Renger van der Zande (full season)/Eric Lux/Rob Huff/Sam Bird (endurance races)
  • 8Star Motorsports: 25-Tom Kimber-Smith (endurance races)
  • PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports: 52-Mike Guasch (full season)/David Cheng/Tomy Drissi/James Kovacic (Rolex 24)
  • CORE autosport: 54-Jon Bennett/Colin Braun (full season)/Mark Wilkins (Rolex 24)
  • BAR1 Motorsports: 87 or 88-Sean Rayhall (full season)
  • RSR Racing: 08-Bruno Junqueira/Duncan Ende (full season)/David Heinemeier Hansson/Gustavo Menezes (endurance races); 09-Chris Cumming (full season)/Rusty Mitchell/Conor Daly (Rolex 24)
  • 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; NOT at Rolex 24)
  • BMW Team RLL (BMW Z4 GTLM, ALMS GT): 55-Bill Auberlen/Andy Priaulx (full season)/Maxime Martin/Joey Hand (Rolex 24);  56-Dirk Mueller/John Edwards (full season)/Graham Rahal/Dirk Werner (Rolex 24)
  • Krohn Racing (Ferrari F458 Italia, ALMS GT): 57-Tracy Krohn/Nic Jonsson (all NAEC races)/Andrea Bertolini/Peter Dumbreck (Rolex 24)
  • Risi Competizione (Ferrari F458 Italia, ALMS GT): 62-Matteo Malucelli (full season)/Gianmaria Bruni/Giancarlo Fisichella (Rolex 24)
  • SRT Motorsports (SRT Viper GTS-R, ALMS GT): 91-Dominik Farnbacher/Marc Goossens (full season)/Ryan Hunter-Reay (endurance races); 93-Jonathan Bomarito/Kuno Wittmer (full season)/Rob Bell (endurance races)
  • Porsche North America (Porsche 911 RSR, ALMS GT): 911-Nick Tandy/Richard Lietz (full season)/Patrick Pilet (Rolex 24); 912-Patrick Long/Michael Christensen (full season)/Jorg Bergmeister (Rolex 24)

GTD

  • Alex Job Racing (Porsche 911 GT America, New Car): 22-Cooper MacNeil/Leh Keen (full season)/L-P Dumoulin/Shane van Gisbergen (Rolex 24)
  • AJR/Team Seattle (Porsche 911 GT America, New Car): 23-Ian James/Mario Farnbacher (full season)/Alex Riberas/Marco Holzer (Rolex 24)
  • Dempsey Racing, with Konrad Motorsport partnership on No. 28 (Porsche 911 GT America, New Car): 27-Patrick Dempsey/Andrew Davis (full season)/Joe Foster/Marc Lieb (Rolex 24); 28-Klaus Bachler/Christian Englehart/Franz Konrad/Rolf Ineichen/Lance Willsey (Rolex 24)
  • NGT Motorsport (Porsche 911 GT America, New Car): 30-Henrique Cisneros/Kuba Giermaziak (full season)/Christina Nielsen/Fred Makowiecki (Rolex 24)
  • GMG Racing: (Audi R8, Rolex GT): 32-James Sofronas/Alex Welch/Marc Basseng/Frank Stippler (Rolex 24)
  • Riley Motorsports (SRT Viper GT3-R, New Car): 33-Jeroen Bleekemolen/Ben Keating (full season)/Sebastiaan Bleekemolen/Emmanuel Collard (endurance races)
  • Flying Lizard Motorsports: (Audi R8, Rolex GT): 35-Dion von Moltke/Seth Neiman/Filipe Albuqerque/Alessandro Latif (Rolex 24); 45-Spencer Pumpelly/Nelson Canache (full season)/Markus Winkelhock/Tim Pappas (Rolex 24)
  • Magnus Racing (Porsche 911 GT America, New Car): 44-John Potter/Andy Lally (full season)/Wolf Henzler/J-F Dumoulin (Rolex 24)
  • Fall-Line Motorsports (Audi R8, Rolex GT): 46-Charles Espenlaub/Charlie Putman (full season)/Oliver Jarvis/James Walker (Rolex 24)
  • Paul Miller Racing (Audi R8, Rolex GT): 48-Bryce Miller (full season)/Matt Bell/Rene Rast/Christopher Haase (Rolex 24)
  • Snow Racing (Porsche 911 GT America, New Car): 58-Jan Heylen/Madison Snow/Marco Seefried (Rolex 24)
  • Scuderia Corsa (Ferrari 458, Rolex GT): 63-Alessandro Balzan/Jeff Westphal (full season)/Toni Vilander/Lorenzo Case (Rolex 24); 64-Dr. Rod Randall/Ken Wilden (full season)/John Farano/David Empringham (Rolex 24)
  • Park Place Motorsports (Porsche 911 GT America, New Car): 71-Dr. Jim Norman/Craig Stanton (full season)/Timo Bernhard/Norbert Siedler (Rolex 24); 73-Kevin Estre/Patrick Lindsey (full season)
  • GB Autosport (Porsche 911 GT America, New Car): 81-Damien Faulkner (full season)/Bob Faieta (races to be confirmed)/Patrick Huisman/Michael Avenatti (Rolex 24)
  • Turner Motorsport (BMW Z4 GT3, New Car): 94-Dane Cameron/Paul Dalla Lana (full season)/Augusto Farfus/Markus Palttala (Rolex 24)
  • TRG-AMR (Aston Martin Vantage GT3, Rolex GT): 007 or 009-James Davison (full season); Al Carter/David Block (races to be confirmed); 009-Calum Lockie (Rolex 24)
  • Level 5 Motorsports (Ferrari 458, Rolex GT): 555 or 556-Bill Sweedler/Townsend Bell (full season), Jeff Segal (full season, car to be confirmed)