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Old 21 Apr 2018, 20:29 (Ref:3816826)   #1
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2018 Pirelli World Challenge Rounds 6 & 7: VIRginia International Raceway

Pirelli World Challenge heads to picturesque VIRginia International Raceway for the Grand Prix of Virginia Presented by Audi Sport from April 27th to 29th.

Scott Hargrove still leads the overall GT driver's standings, but his lead is now a slim 2 points over R. Ferri's Toni Vilander. Hargrove's co-driver is again famed Porsche ninja Wolf Henzler, and Vilander will again be joined by Ferrari ace Miguel Molina. (No relation to St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina)

K-PAX Racing tested at VIR earlier this year, and Alvaro Parente will be looking to build on his podium finish at Long Beach. He is again joined by Bentley factory driver Andy Soucek.

Defending race winners Daniel Morad and CRP Racing will be looking to turn their fortunes around after the big orange car suffered electrical issues at Long Beach. German Fabian Schiller will again co-drive the Mercedes.

Spencer Pumpelly again joins Alegra's full-time pilot, Porsche factory driver Michael Christensen in the #24 Porsche.

Alec Udell and Mathieu Jaminet return in their Loci-sponsored GMG Porsche 911 GT3-R, which showed plenty of pace at Long Beach and COTA.

Lone Star Racing is back with their Mercedes, Mike Skeen and Scott Heckert driving. They'll be looking to continue the momentum from their double-podium COTA debut.

The Pro-Am GT ranks again include K-PAX's #3 Baptista/Soulet Bentley, TruSpeed's #19 Chase/Dalziel Audi, TR3's #31 Lu/Segal Ferrari, Dream's #55 Harata/Bressan Lamborghini and Black Swan's #54 Pappas/Bleekemolen Porsche.

GTS is back in action at VIR with another Godzilla-sized GT4 grid. 37 cars are set to take the green in the GTS races.

Series regulars like Blackdog Speed Shop, Flying Lizard Motorsports, Team Panoz, and GMG Racing will stack up against Sprint-X only teams in the massive field.

In addition, the TCR, TC and TCA fields will be back on track.

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Old 21 Apr 2018, 23:36 (Ref:3816843)   #2
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GTS is back in action at VIR with another Godzilla-sized GT4 grid. 37 cars are set to take the green in the GTS races.
Now 38 in GTS with the latest version of the entry list.
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Old 22 Apr 2018, 11:02 (Ref:3816878)   #3
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Now 38 in GTS with the latest version of the entry list.
And the Maseratis are back
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And the Maseratis are back
tested at VIR last week and are fairly confident in another big weekend at VIR
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Big weekend for the PWC trophy vendor. They had to order 54 of them for this event.
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Old 24 Apr 2018, 23:18 (Ref:3817253)   #6
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I wish PWC had more classes, oh and BoP that's slightly more difficult to understand. Maybe another subset of races or two. The current format is just too easy to understand for the average Joe to deem important.
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I wish PWC had more classes, oh and BoP that's slightly more difficult to understand. Maybe another subset of races or two. The current format is just too easy to understand for the average Joe to deem important.
You forgot to include driver rankings. There needs to be more of them and a more complex system as to where you get ranked. I also wish they did Sprint Xtreme. That's Sprint X but 70 minutes instead of 60 and all cars have three drivers.
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You forgot to include driver rankings. There needs to be more of them and a more complex system as to where you get ranked. I also wish they did Sprint Xtreme. That's Sprint X but 70 minutes instead of 60 and all cars have three drivers.
Maybe they could even switch cars and teams, and then the driver with the best average combined time considering driver BOP, combined car BOP, and class ranking could be crowned the overall event winner. Pro/pro, pro/am, am/am of course.
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Maybe they could even switch cars and teams, and then the driver with the best average combined time considering driver BOP, combined car BOP, and class ranking could be crowned the overall event winner. Pro/pro, pro/am, am/am of course.
I say each car/driver combo should be determined by blind draw that goes across Pro/Am lines 30 minutes before race start. Or add a claim rule that applies to drivers as well as cars.

Now we're putting the X in Sprint-X.
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Lol

Reading this and knowing I had email contact with Mr. Grill and mentioning this forum for possible inspiration, it will be interesting to see how their reaction is.

I think (maybe the correct word is 'hope') this year is an transistion year. I wouldn't be suprised next year's PWC will look quite different with some bigger changes including the following:
- PWC will become just become Sprint again during the normal main season, but with a reduced amount of events. Sprint-X will not be there anymore during the normal season. Though the total amount of events for GT (GT3) class will be reduced. More events together with IndyCar, so teams have a bigger audiance the can show to.
- The GT class will see the introduction of a GT History subclass for older GT3 machinery. Though the drivers in this class also will compete in GT-A class.
- The GT4 class will only be allowed for Am drivers which already had been mentioned by the series.
- To compensate the reduced events, there will be an 'winter' championship that will be more focused on 'endurance'. This would possible include the Laguna Seca 8 Hours. This off-season winter championship could attract teams from IMSA and europe to compete.
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I say each car/driver combo should be determined by blind draw that goes across Pro/Am lines 30 minutes before race start. Or add a claim rule that applies to drivers as well as cars.

Now we're putting the X in Sprint-X.


In all seriousness, I don't enjoy being negative, but the sheer complexity of the current PWC championship makes even an anorak like me run for cover. I used to love PWC for its relative simplicity. 50 minute sprints, GT / GTS / TC. Everything was free to stream and archived online and easily re-watched.

On a positive note, VIR is such a great track I'm sure this weekend will be mega. Wish I could attend.
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A second TruSpeed Audi R8 LMS has been confirmed for Brett Sandberg and Dore Chaponick. 1O1 entries now!
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PWC races from VIR on are set to be aired live on SiriusXM satellite radio: http://sportscar365.com/world-challe...ast-pwc-races/
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A second TruSpeed Audi R8 LMS has been confirmed for Brett Sandberg and Dore Chaponick. 1O1 entries now!
Awesome news. Wonder if they'll run the white livery they ran at Long Beach, or if they'll have a new one?
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A second TruSpeed Audi R8 LMS has been confirmed for Brett Sandberg and Dore Chaponick. 1O1 entries now!
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