2018 Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge

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2018 Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge
Previous: 2017 Next: 2019
Parent series:
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
Support series:
IMSA Prototype Challenge
IMSA Michelin Encore

The 2018 Continental Tire SportsCar Championship is the nineteenth season of the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge and the fifth season organized by the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA).

Classes[edit]

The class structure adds the TCR category alongside the GS and ST cars. Eligible manufacturers include Alfa Romeo, Audi, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, SEAT, Subaru, and Volkswagen. Also, the GS category will only allow cars homologated to Group GT4 regulations.[1]

  • Grand Sport (GS)
  • Touring Car (TCR)
  • Street Tuner (ST)

Schedule[edit]

The schedule remains unchanged, aside from the Circuit of the Americas being switched for Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Additionally, Watkins Glen International becomes a four-hour endurance race along with races at Daytona International Speedway and Laguna Seca. All other races are approximately two hours in length.[2]


Rnd Race Circuit Location Date Duration
1 BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona Daytona International Speedway Daytona Beach, Florida January 26 4 Hours
2 Alan Jay Automotive Network 120 Sebring International Raceway Sebring, Florida March 16 2 Hours
3 Mid-Ohio 120 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Lexington, Ohio May 5 2 Hours
4 Continental 240 at The Glen Watkins Glen International Watkins Glen, New York June 30 4 Hours
5 Canadian Tire Motorsport Park 120 Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Bowmanville, Ontario July 7 2 Hours
6 Lime Rock Park 120 Lime Rock Park Lakeville, Connecticut July 21 2 Hours
7 Road America 120 Road America Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin August 4 2 Hours
8 Biscuitville Grand Prix VIRginia International Raceway Alton, Virginia August 18 2 Hours
9 WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca 120 WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca Monterey, California September 8 2 Hours
10 Fox Factory 120 Road Atlanta Braselton, Georgia October 12 2 Hours
NC Michelin Encore 1 Sebring International Raceway Sebring, Florida November 9 4 Hours

1 Grand Sport and TCR will participate in this race with the WeatherTech Championship's GT Daytona class and LMP3 cars in IMSA Prototype Challenge as one single four-hour race. This race will preview the 2019 IMSA rules package and new tyre supplier Michelin.

Entry list[edit]

Grand Sport[edit]

Team Car No. Drivers Rounds
United States Automatic Racing[3] Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4 09 United States Ramin Abdolvahabi[3] 1–2
United States Rob Ecklin Jr.[3] 1, 3–4, 9
United States Conor Flynn 2
United States Brandon Kidd 3–4, 9
9 United States Ramin Abdolvahabi 4
United States Nick Longhi 4
United States Aurora Straus 4
United States Craig Lyons 7
United States Kris Wilson 7
99 United States Al Carter[3] 1–4
United States Steven Phillips[3] 1–3
United States Aurora Straus[4] 1
United States Eric Lux 4
United States Ray Ecklin, Jr. 6
United States Kris Wilson 6, 9–10
United States Ramin Abdolvahabi 7
United States John Allen 7
United States Gary Ferrera 9–10
Germany Winward Racing/HTP Motorsport[5] Mercedes-AMG GT4 3 United States Craig Lyons[6] 1–2
United States Kris Wilson[6] 1–2
33 Republic of Ireland Damien Faulkner[5] 1–6, 9–10
United States Russell Ward[5] 1–6, 9–10
57 United States Bryce Ward[6] 1–4, 6–7, 9–10
Netherlands Indy Dontje[6] 1–4, 6, 10
Germany Christian Hohenadel 7, 9
United States Team TGM[7] Mercedes-AMG GT4 4 United States Guy Cosmo[8] All
United States Ted Giovanis[8] All
46 United States Hugh Plumb[8] All
United States Owen Trinkler[8] All
United States Bodymotion Racing[9] Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR 5 United Kingdom Stevan McAleer[9] All
United States Joe Robillard[9] All
Canada Shining Star Motorsport by Atlantic Racing Team Mercedes-AMG GT4 6 Canada Phil Holtrust 5
Canada Danny Kok 5
United States VOLT Racing[4] Ford Mustang GT4 7 United States Alan Brynjolfsson[4] All
United States Trent Hindman[4] All
Canada Multimatic Motorsports[10] Ford Mustang GT4 8 United States Patrick Gallagher[11] All
United States Chad McCumbee[11] All
15 Canada Scott Maxwell[10] 1–9
United States Cole Custer[10] 1, 10
United States Ty Majeski[10] 1, 4, 7–10
United States Chase Briscoe[10] 2–3, 5–6
22 1, 10
United States Austin Cindric[10] 1, 10
United States GMG Racing[12][N 1]
Audi Sport Team USA / GMG Racing[13][N 1]
Audi R8 LMS GT4 13 United States Daren Jorgensen[12] 1
United States George Kurtz[12] 1
United States Cameron Lawrence[12] 1
14 United States Andrew Davis[12] 1
United Kingdom Rick Parfitt Jr.[12] 1
United States James Sofronas[12] 1
50 United States Ashley Freiberg[13] 1
Poland Gosia Rdest[13] 1
United States RS1[4] Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR 18 Canada Daniel Morad[4] 1
United States Spencer Pumpelly[4] 1
Belgium Jan Heylen 9
United States Cavan O'Keefe 9
United States Jason Hart 10
United States Curt Swearingin 10
28 United States Dillon Machavern[4] All
United States Spencer Pumpelly[4] All
United States Stephen Cameron Racing[4] Mercedes-AMG GT4 2
BMW M4 GT4 8
19 United States Ari Balogh[4] All
United States Greg Liefooghe[4] All
BMW M4 GT4 88 United States Chris Miller 7
United States Henry Schmitt 7–9
United States Classic BMW[4] BMW M4 GT4 26 United States Toby Grahovec 2–5, 8
Canada Jayson Clunie 2, 5, 8
United States Ray Mason 3
United States Matt Travis 4
United States Jason Hart 4
72 1–2
United States Mike Vess[4] 1–2
United States Toby Grahovec[4] 1
United States BGB Motorsports[14] Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR 38 United States James Cox[4] 1–4, 8, 10
United States Dylan Murry[14] 1–4, 8, 10
United States David Murry[14] 1
United States Carbahn Motorsports[3] Audi R8 LMS GT4 39 United States Jeff Westphal[4] All
United States Tyler McQuarrie[3] 1–2, 4–10
United States Mark Siegal[3] 1, 3
United States PF Racing Ford Mustang GT4 40 United States Jade Buford 10
United States James Pesek 10
United States Murillo Racing[4] Mercedes-AMG GT4 56 United States Eric Foss[4] All
United States Jeff Mosing[4] All
65 United States Tim Probert [4] All
United States Brent Mosing[4] 1–4, 7–10
United States Justin Piscitell 5–6
United States KohR Motorsports[15] Ford Mustang GT4 59 United States Joey Atterbury[4] 1–3, 6–10
United States Jack Roush Jr.[3] 1–4, 6–10
United States Jade Buford[3] 1
United States Andy Lally 4
60 Canada Kyle Marcelli[15] All
United States Nate Stacy[15] All
United States DXDT Racing[4] Mercedes-AMG GT4 63 United States David Askew[4] 1
United States Aaron Povoledo[4] 1
Canada Motorsport in Action[4] McLaren 570S GT4 69 United States Corey Fergus[4] 1–5, 7–10
Canada Jesse Lazare[4] 1–5, 7–10
United States Rebel Rock Racing Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R 71 United States Andrew Davis 8–10
United Kingdom Robin Liddell 8–10
Canada Compass Racing[3] McLaren 570S GT4 76 United States Matt Plumb[3] All
United States Paul Holton[3] 1–8, 10
United States Nico Rondet 9
United States Andrew Wojteczko Autosport[16] Ford Mustang GT4 80 Canada Martin Barkey[16] All
United States Brett Sandberg[16] All
United States BimmerWorld Racing[3] BMW M4 GT4 82 United States James Clay[3] All
United States Tyler Cooke[3] All
United States Quest Racing[17] Mercedes-AMG GT4 92 United States Mark Ramsey[17] All
France Alexandre Prémat[17] 1–8
United States Roger Eagleton 9–10

Touring Car[edit]

Team Car No. Drivers Rounds
United States eEuroparts.com Racing[4] Audi RS 3 LMS TCR 10 United States Lee Carpentier[4] 1–5, 7–10
Cayman Islands Kieron O'Rourke[4] 1–5, 7–10
12 United States Kenton Koch 4, 6–10
United States Tom O'Gorman 4, 6–10
United States RS Werkes Racing[4] Audi RS 3 LMS TCR 11 United States Don Istook[4] 1–4, 6, 8–9
United States JT Coupal[4] 1
United States Ethan Low 2
South Africa Mikey Taylor 3–4, 6, 8–10
United States Tyler Stone 10
United States Rumcastle, LLC[4] Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR 31 United States Luke Rumburg[4] 1–2, 4, 6, 8, 10
United States Tanner Rumburg[4] 1–2, 4, 6, 8, 10
United States Jon Miller[4] 1
Puerto Rico Bryan Ortiz 4
32 United States Rob Ferriol 8
United States DJ Fitzpatrick 8
United States Mark Brummond 10
United States Pat Wilmot 10
United States Murillo Racing[4] Audi RS 3 LMS TCR 53 United States Matthew Fassnacht[4] 1
United States Justin Pisctell[4] 1
United States JDC-Miller MotorSports Audi RS 3 LMS TCR 54 United States Michael Johnson 3–10
South Africa Stephen Simpson 3–10
United States Roadshagger Racing Audi RS 3 LMS TCR 61 United States Gavin Ernstone 6, 9
United States Jonathan Morley 6, 9
United States Strom Motorsports Audi RS 3 LMS TCR 67 United States David Depillo 6
United States Brett Strom 6
Canada Compass Racing[18] Audi RS 3 LMS TCR 74 United States Rodrigo Sales[19] All
Canada Kuno Wittmer[19] All
75 Argentina Roy Block[19] All
Brazil Pierre Kleinubing[19] All
77 United States Britt Casey Jr.[20] All
United States Tom Long[20] All

Street Tuner[edit]

Team Car No. Drivers Rounds
United States Bodymotion Racing[4] Porsche Cayman 21 United States Max Faulkner[4] All
United States Jason Rabe[4] All
United Kingdom MINI JCW Team[3] Mini JCW 37 United States Derek Jones[3] All
United States Nate Norenberg[3] All
52 United States Mark Pombo[4] All
United States Jared Salinsky[4] 1–2
United States Tyler Stone[4] 1
United States Colin Mullan 3–9
United States Luis Perocarpi 10
73 United States Mike LaMarra[3] All
United States Mat Pombo[3] All
United States Murillo Racing Porsche Cayman 55 United States Brent Mosing 1
United States Justin Piscitell 1
United States Tim Probert 1
United States Riley Racing Mazda MX-5 66 United States AJ Riley 4
United States Jameson Riley 4
United States BimmerWorld Racing[3] BMW 328i (F30) 81 Canada Nick Galante[3] 1–2, 5–10
United States Devin Jones[3] 1–2, 5–10

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Car No. 13 and 14 entered as GMG Racing and car No. 50 entered as Audi Sport Team USA / GMG Racing.

Race results[edit]

Bold indicates overall winner.

Rnd Circuit GS Winning Car TCR Winning Car ST Winning Team
GS Winning Drivers TCR Winning Drivers ST Winning Drivers
1 Daytona United States No. 28 RS1 Canada No. 77 Compass Racing United States No. 81 BimmerWorld Racing
United States Dillon Machavern
United States Spencer Pumpelly
United States Britt Casey Jr.
United States Tom Long
Canada Nick Galante
United States Devin Jones
2 Sebring United States No. 60 KohR Motorsports Canada No. 74 Compass Racing United Kingdom No. 52 MINI JCW Team
Canada Kyle Marcelli
United States Nate Stacy
United States Rodrigo Sales
Canada Kuno Wittmer
United States Mark Pombo
United States Jared Salinsky
3 Mid-Ohio United States No. 60 KohR Motorsports Canada No. 74 Compass Racing United Kingdom No. 73 MINI JCW Team
Canada Kyle Marcelli
United States Nate Stacy
United States Rodrigo Sales
Canada Kuno Wittmer
United States Mike LaMarra
United States Mat Pombo
4 Watkins Glen Canada No. 8 Multimatic Motorsports Canada No. 77 Compass Racing United Kingdom No. 52 MINI JCW Team
United States Patrick Gallagher
United States Chad McCumbee
United States Britt Casey Jr.
United States Tom Long
United States Colin Mullan
United States Mark Pombo
5 Mosport United States No. 60 KohR Motorsports Canada No. 77 Compass Racing United States No. 81 BimmerWorld Racing
Canada Kyle Marcelli
United States Nate Stacy
United States Britt Casey Jr.
United States Tom Long
Canada Nick Galante
United States Devin Jones
6 Lime Rock United States No. 46 Team TGM United States No. 54 JDC-Miller MotorSports United Kingdom No. 73 Mini JCW Team
United States Hugh Plumb
United States Owen Trinkler
United States Michael Johnson
South Africa Stephen Simpson
United States Mike LaMarra
United States Mat Pombo
7 Road America United States No. 7 VOLT Racing Canada No. 74 Compass Racing United States No. 81 BimmerWorld Racing
United States Alan Brynjolfsson
United States Trent Hindman
United States Rodrigo Sales
Canada Kuno Wittmer
Canada Nick Galante
United States Devin Jones
8 Virginia United States No. 46 Team TGM United States No. 12 eEuroparts.com Racing United Kingdom No. 52 MINI JCW Team
United States Hugh Plumb
United States Owen Trinkler
United States Kenton Koch
United States Tom O'Gorman
United States Colin Mullan
United States Mark Pombo
9 Laguna Seca United States No. 46 Team TGM Canada No. 77 Compass Racing United States No. 81 BimmerWorld Racing
United States Hugh Plumb
United States Owen Trinkler
United States Britt Casey Jr.
United States Tom Long
Canada Nick Galante
United States Devin Jones
10 Road Atlanta United States No. 82 BimmerWorld Racing United States No. 12 eEuroparts.com Racing United Kingdom No. 73 MINI JCW Team
United States James Clay
United States Tyler Cooke
United States Kenton Koch
United States Tom O'Gorman
United States Mike LaMarra
United States Mat Pombo

Team's Championship Standings[edit]

GS Team's Championship (top 10)[edit]

Pos. Team Car DAY SEB MOH WGL MOS LIM ELK VIR LGA ATL Total
1 #46 Team TGM Mercedes-AMG GT4 6 8 4 5 7 1 3 1 1 11 281
2 #60 KohR Motorsports Ford Mustang GT4 23 1 1 3 1 9 13 5 10 5 256
3 #82 BimmerWorld Racing BMW M4 GT4 2 11 3 2 8 7 9 17 11 1 252
4 #28 RS1 Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR 1 3 6 7 17 3 2 18 7 8 250
5 #39 Carbahn Motorsports Audi R8 LMS GT4 22 5 12 4 6 18 4 12 3 4 225
6 #8 Multimatic Motorsports Ford Mustang GT4 27 19 2 1 5 15 7 4 9 10 220
7 #56 Murillo Racing Mercedes-AMG GT4 7 22 9 8 10 5 8 7 5 23 206
8 #7 VOLT Racing Ford Mustang GT4 8 25 17 13 4 14 1 8 4 24 200
9 #80 Andrew Wojteczko Autosport Ford Mustang GT4 10 14 10 15 2 13 6 14 15 15 199
10 #19 Stephen Cameron Racing Mercedes-AMG GT4 14 4 199
BMW M4 GT4 8 6 9 19 10 20 16 6

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