Friday, October 6, 2017

IMSA: Petit le Mans celebrates 20th Anniversary this weekend

Ah Shucks, it's already time to close out another Sports Cars season this weekend with the annual Petit Le Mans season finale on Saturday, October 7th, which Y'all can catch upon FOX's TV Channels FS1 starting at 7:30AM Pacific, followed by later stints on the unavailable in Seattle (Fox Sports) FS2 channel.

As typical, in this final endurance race of the calendar, many teams have drafted-in various "superstars" from various racing series, including Indy Cars, with Ryan Hunter-Reay co-driving the championship leading Caddy DPi WTR #10 Prototype alongside the Brothers Taylor.

Brendan Hartley, rumoured to soon be a Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) IndyCar driver alongside fellow Kiwi' Dixon in 2018, and Bruno Senna will Moonlight once again for Scotty Sharp's Extreme Speed Motorsports (ESM) Nissan Onroak DPi squad.

Scott Dixon and Sebastian Bourdais will share seat-time aboard the two CGR GT Le Mans (GT LM) Ford GT's, with Dixon in the No. 67, with one of his co-drivers being Aussie Ryan Briscoe. While le Hamburgular', nee SeaBass' returns to his winning No. 66 ride.

(Townsend) T-Bell' and faithful partner Bill Sweedler return to the Alex Job Racing's Audi R8 LMS GT3 entry in the 17-car GTD (Daytona) class, with Frankie Montecalvo as their co-driver.

While Sage Karam and Jack Hawksworth will co-drive their respective Lexus F GT3's for Paul MEATHEADZ' Gentilozzi's 3GT Racing team, although I doubt he'll be exchanging any pleasantry's with Ryan "the Dude!" Hunter-Reay, Eh?