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Rolex 24 At Datona Update 98-12-16

ENTRIES ROLLING IN: A total of 51 cars have met the first deadline, officially entering the 1999 Rolex 24 At Daytona. With eight cars registered for the test only and 11 additional number reservations, the total of probable entries starts at...

ENTRIES ROLLING IN: A total of 51 cars have met the first deadline, officially entering the 1999 Rolex 24 At Daytona. With eight cars registered for the test only and 11 additional number reservations, the total of probable entries starts at 71 — a month and a half away from the race. Last year at this point, less than 50 entries had been received, but 74 cars started the race.

Of the 71 cars, 23 are Can-Am entries — five more than started in 1998. GT2 has already grown by 50 percent, with 15 entries to last year's 10. GT3 is also up by two — to 29. GTT entries have been slow thus far, with only four cars in the tube-frame category.

"Entry numbers are right where we had hoped they would be," said Alan Wilson, USRRC General Manager. "The best aspect of the entry list thus far is the quality of the entries. Looking down the list, there's anywhere between 10 and 15 teams that could win overall. Each class is full of top contenders."

Yet to enter is the defending team champion Doran Racing, but it is possible that three of the four victorious drivers from 1998—Didier Theys, Mauro Baldi and Arie Luyendyk—will team with Freddy Lienhard in a Ferrari. Gianpiero Moretti, owner and final team driver of last year's winning Ferrari, retired from Daytona in Victory Circle the past February.

1999 Rolex 24 At Daytona Entry List.

Please note this list includes all cars which have entered the race, the test days and who have reserved a number.

37th ANNUAL ROLEX 24 AT DAYTONA JANUARY 30-31, 1999 OFFICIAL ENTRY LIST (Updated 12/16/98)

Key: No * - Both race and test entries received * - Test entry only ** - Race entry only *** - Number reservation only

No. Class Car 2 GT2 GM Goodwrench Chevrolet Corvette C5-R Team: Corvette Racing Drivers: Ron Fellows, Toronto, Ontario, Can. Chris Kneifel, Phoenix, Ariz. John Paul Jr., W. Palm Beach, Fla.

3 CA Ford Riley & Scott Team: DLW Racing Inc. Drivers: Dale Whittington, Orlando, Fla. Don Whittington, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Hurley Haywood, Jacksonville, Fla.

4 GT2 GM Goodwrench Chevrolet Corvette C5-R Team: Corvette Racing Drivers: Scott Sharp, Carmel, Ind. Andy Pilgrim, Cooper City, Fla. John Heinricy, Holly, Mich.

**5 CA Ford Riley & Scott Team: DLW Racing Inc. Drivers: Dale Whittington, Orlando, Fla. Don Whittington, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Hurley Haywood, Jacksonville, Fla.

6 GT3 Yokohama/BMW BMW M3 Team: Prototype Technology Group Drivers: Boris Said, Carlsbad, Claif. Mark Simo, Carlsbad, Calif. Brian Simo, Carlsbad, Calif. Ernie Irvan, Concord, N.C.

7 CA Toshiba/Lease Plan/Danka/Pirelli Ferrari 333 SP Team: Doyle-Risi Racing Drivers: Wayne Taylor, Altomonte Springs, Fla.

*8 GT3 Porsche 911 RSR Team: Toad Hall Motor Racing Drivers: Peter Kitchak, Excelsior, Minn.

9 CA Support Net Ford Riley & Scott Team: Transatlantic Racing Drivers: Scott Schubot, W. Palm Beach, Fla. Henry Camferdam, Indianapolis, Ind.

10 GT3 Yokohama/BMW BMW M3 Team: Prototype Technology Group Drivers: Bill Auberlen, Redondo Beach, Calif. Hans Stuck, Going, Austria Peter Cunningham, W. Bend, Wis. Johannes van Overbeek, Pelham, N.Y.

12 CA National Paintball Chevrolet Kudzu Team: Genesis Racing Drivers: Rick Fairbanks, Greensville, S.C. Chuck Goldsborough, Baltimore, Md.

*15 GT3 Marcus Dental Supply Co. Porsche 911 Team: Johnson Autosport Drivers: Marcus Gustafson, Edina, Minn.

16 CA Goodyear/Bosch/Hella Ford Riley & Scott Team: Dyson Racing Team, Inc. Drivers: Butch Leitzinger, State College, Pa. Andy Wallace, Aylesbury, England Stuart Hayner, Yorba Linda, Calif.

17 GT3 BMW M3 Team: T.C. Kline Racing, Inc. Drivers: Pete Halsmer, Bloomfield, Mich. Randy Pobst, Malborne, Fla. Shane Lewis, Stewart, Fla. Bob Mazzuoccola, Statten Island, N.Y.

18 GT3 Yoko./E.P.E./JRZ/Warren Fastenings Porsche 911 RSR Team: Millenium Motorsports Drivers: David Friedman, New York, N.Y. Geoff Auberlen, Redondo Beach, Calif. Chris Miller, Redondo Beach, Calif.

20 CA Goodyear/Bosch/Hella Ford Riley & Scott Team: Dyson Racing Team, Inc. Drivers: Rob Dyson, Pleasant Valley, N.Y. James Weaver, Wiltshire, England Elliott Forbes-Robinson, Sherrils Ford, N.C. Dorsey Schroeder, Little Torch Key, Fla.

21 GT2 Alimonti Group/Restorante Giacomo Porsche 911 GT2 Team: Haberthur Racing Drivers: Gabrio Rosa, Bergamo, Italy Fabio Rosa, Bergamo, Italy Roberto Mangifesta, Monte Carlo Stefano Zonca, Bergamo, Italy

22 GT3 AJR/Aerofab/Team Seattle Porsche 911 RSR Team: Alex Job Racing Drivers: Don Kitch Jr., Seattle, Wash. Kim Wolfkill, Seattle, Wash. John Hill, Seattle, Wash. Wade Gaighran, Seattle, Wash.

23 GT3 AJR/Aerofab/Team Seattle Porsche 911 RSR Team: Alex Job Racing Drivers: Darryl Havens, Seattle, Wash. Cort Wagner, Santa Monica, Calif. Kelly Collins, Corona Del Mar, Calif. Anthony Lazzaro, Atlanta, Ga.

***24 GT3 Ferrari 348 Team: Michael Jacobs Drivers: TBA

**25 GT3 Porsche 993 RSR Team: RWS-Brun Motorsport Drivers: Hans-Jorg Hofer, Austria Luca Riccitelli, Italy Gunther Blieninger, Germany

***26 CA Chevrolet Argo Team: Michael Jacobs Drivers: TBA

*27 GT3 Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America Mazda RX-7 Team: Goldin Brothers Racing Drivers: Steven Goldin, Miami, Fla. Keith Goldin, Miami, Fla. Scott Finlay, Miami, Fla.

***28 CA Ford Lola B98/10 Team: Intersport Wheel Works Drivers: Jon B. Field, Dublin, Ohio Ryan Jones, Honeoye Falls, N.Y. Rob Morgan, Conway, Ark. Jeret Schroeder, Vineland, N.J.

***29 CA Ford Riley & Scott Team: Intersport Wheel Works Drivers: John Mirro, Bath, Pa. Don Bell Stan Wattles, Sewall's Point, Fla. Simon Gregg, Jacksonville, Fla.

***30 CA Ford Riley & Scott Team: Intersport Wheel Works Drivers: Samuel A. Brown, Fairfield, Conn. Butch Brickell, Miami, Fla. Ken Dromm, Seminole, Fla. Dick Valentine, Hingham, Mass.

31 GT2 Linel by Filattice/CISA Spa Porsche 993 GT2 Team: Haberthur Racing Drivers: Mauro Casadei, Cattolica, Italy Andrea Garbagnati, Monte Carlo Stefano Bucci, Faenza, Italy Francesco Ciani, Firenze, Italy

32 CA Lotus Lola B98/10 Team: Konrad Motorsport Drivers: Franz Konrad, Austria Jan Lammers, Holland

**33 GT2 Porsche 911 GT2 Team: Konrad Motorsport Drivers: Altfried Heger, Germany

***36 CA Carolina Turkey Ferrari 333 SP Team: Matthews Racing Drivers: TBA

**40 GTT Colonial Bank/P.I.E. Electronics Chevrolet Camaro Team: Rankin Racing Drivers: David Rankin, Apopka, Fla. Hank Scott, Tavares, Fla. Toto Lasally, Deltona, Fla. C. Peter Pope, Hickory, N.C.

45 GT3 BMW M3 Team: Bell Motorsports Drivers: Scott Neuman, Miami, Fla. Tony Kester, Beverly Shores, Ind. James A. Kenton, Fairfield, Conn. Matt Drendel, Hickory, N.C. Peter Baron, Graysake, Ill.

***46 GT2 Lister Storm Team: Lister Storm Drivers: TBA

**47 CA Flo-Tec Inc./RaceStar Car Haulers Chevrolet Spice Team: RaceStar Motorsports Drivers: John G. Thomas, Largo, Fla. Todd Valencourt, Orlando, Fla. Brian DeVries, Grand Rapids, Mich. Jim Guthrie, Albuquerque, N.M.

***51 CA Chevrolet Spice Team: Brown Motorsprots Drivers: TBA

52 GT2 Acura NSX Team: Easton Properties Corp. Drivers: William Stitt, Boca Raton, Fla.

53 GTT Powermaster/CAT2/Diablo Racing Chevrolet Camaro Team: Diablo Racing Drivers: Tom Scheuren, Bedford, N.Y. Mayo T. Smith, Bedford Hills, N.Y. Bob Jones, Pine Grove, Pa. Roger Kent, Portland, Maine Wilhelm Brown, Bern, Switzerland

54 GT3 BMW M3 Team: Bell Motorsports Drivers: Leo Hindery Barry Graham James McCormick, New Rochelle, N.Y.

**56 GT3 Porsche 993 RSR Team: Manthey Racing Drivers: Uli Gallade, Germany Ulli Richter, Essen, German Marc Gindorf, Germany Hans Williams, Belgium Olaf Manthey, Germany

**57 GT3 Kryderacing Nissan 240 SX Team: Kryderacing Drivers: Reed Kryder, Canal Fulton, Ohio Steve Ahlgrim, Wheaton, Ill. Christian Heinkele, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

60 CA Ford Kopf Keiler KII Team: Kopf Precision Race Products Drivers: Kris Wilson, Newport Beach, Calif. Tim Moser, Chandler, Ariz. Jeff Glenn, San Francisco, Calif.

62 CA NEC Mazda Kudzu DLM Team: Downing/Atlanta, Inc. Drivers: Fabio Montani, Milan, Italy Ermando Ronchi, Milan, Italy Dennis Spencer, Denver, Colo. Ben Treadway, Atlanta, Ga. Rich Grupp, Atlanta, Ga. (Alternate)

63 CA NEC Mazda Kudzu DLY Team: Downing/Atlanta, Inc. Drivers: Jim Downing, Atlanta, Ga. Howard Katz, New York, N.Y. Yojiro Terada, Tokyo, Japan Chris Ronson, Modesto, Calif. Rich Grupp, Atlanta, Ga. (Alternate)

**66 GT3 Porsche 993 Supercup Team: M.A.C. Racing Drivers: Massimo Morini, Carimate, Italy Luca Cattaneo, Milan, Italy Antonio De Castro, Milan, Italy Retano Premoli, Rovello Porro, Italy Vanni Re, Milano, Italy

67 GT3 The Racers Group Porsche 911 Team: The Racers Group Drivers: Steve Pelke, Lansing, Ill. Brian Pelke, Lansing, Ill. Kiichi Takahashi, Tokyo, Japan Ron Herrerias, Petaluma, Calif.

68 GT3 The Racers Group Porsche 911 Team: The Racers Group Drivers: Kevin Buckler, Sonoma, Calif.

*69 GT3 Porsche 911 Team: Porspective Racing Drivers: TBA

*70 GT2 Eurotech Marcos LM600 Team: Marcos Racing Drivers: Cor Euser, Herpen, Netherlands Herman Buurman, Nijmegen, Netherlands Christian Vann, Walsall, U.K.

**73 GT3 Jack Lewis Enterprises/Autosport South Porsche 911 Team: Jack Lewis Ent./Autosport South Drivers: Jack Lewis, Atlanta, Ga. Kevin Wheeler, Boca Raton, Fla.

74 CA 74 Ranch Resort/Line-X Chevrolet Riley & Scott Team: Robinson Racing Drivers: George Robinson, Houston, Texas Jack Baldwin, Marietta, Ga. Irv Hoerr, Peoria, Ill. Jon Gooding, Apopka, Fla.

***75 GT2 Pettit Racing Mazda RX-7 Turbo Team: Pettit Racing Drivers: TBA

*76 GT3 A.R.E./Yokohama/Motul Porsche 993 RSR Team: Team A.R.E. Drivers: Peter Argetsinger, Weston, Fla. Richard Polidori, Boca Raton, Fla. Steve Hill, Dallas, Texas John McCaig, Victoria, B.C., Can.

77 GT2 Porsche 911 GT2 Team: Seikel Motorsport Drivers: Robert Nearn, London, Eng. Anssi Múnz, Turin, Italy

***86 GT3 Porsche 911 Team: G&W Motorsports Drivers: TBA

**87 GTT Chevrolet Camaro Team: John Annis Drivers: TBA

**88 CA Arterial Vascular Engineering Ferrari 333 SP Team: Dollahite Racing Drivers: Bill Dollahite, Austin, Texas Mike Davies, Deland, Fla.

95 CA Supreme Exhaust/Purity Farms Chevrolet Riley & Scott Team: TRV Motorsport Drivers: Tom Volk, Blissfield, Mich. Jeret Schroeder, Vineland, N.J. Paul Debban Lyn St. James, Indianapolis, Ind. Dick Valentine, Hingham, Mass.

96 GTT Entropy Racing Chevrolet Camaro Team: Entropy Racing Drivers: Gerry Green, Somerset, N.J. Rich Bell, Monsey, N.Y. Scott Brunk, Fredrick, Md. Tony Tola, Somerset, N.J. Keith Fisher, Hamburg, NY.

98 GT3 Hendrick Porsche Porsche 968 RS Team: Hendrick Porsche Drivers: Charles Coker, Hartsville, S.C. Dave White, Tampa, Fla.

*99 GT2 Schumacher Racing Porsche 993 Turbo Team: Schumacher Racing Drivers: Larry Schumacher, Cincinnati, Ohio John O'Steen, Cincinnati, Ohio Martin Snow, Pleasant Grove, Utah

*0 GT3 Porsche 986 Boxter Team: Turning Point Racing Drivers: Marvin Epps, Carmel, Calif.

00 CA Pirelli/Plastic Zeta/Shell Ferrari 333 SP Team: Autosport Racing Drivers: Enzo Calderari, Switzerland Lilian Bryner, Switzerland Angelo Zadra, Italy

01 GT3 Highway Driver Leasing/NETTTS Porsche 911 RSR Team: Greycliff Racing Drivers: Mark Greenberg, Boston, Mass. John Drew, Chestnut Hill, Mass. Jim Nelson, Pasadena, Calif. Beran Peter, Natick, Mass.

*03 GT2 Nicor/Chrysler/Dunlop/UCA Dodge Viper GTS-R Team: NP Racing Drivers: Bret A. Parker, Orlando, Fla. Larry E. Parker, Christmas, Fla. Kevin Allen, Green Cove Springs, Fla. Neil Hanneman, Livonia, Mich.

04 GT3 On The Edge Performance Porsche 993 RSR Team: Schmidt Motorsprots Drivers: Max Schmidt, Edwards, Colo. Jeff Conkol, Roca, Nev. Rusty Schmidt, Edwards, Colo.

07 GT3 Porsche 911 Team: G&W Motorsprots Drivers: Steve Marshall, Blacksburg, Va. Danny Marshall, Danville, Va.

08 GT2 PK Sport Porsche 911 GT2 Team: G&W Motorsprots Drivers: Martyn Konig, London, U.K. Jake Ulrich, U.K. Mike Pickup, U.K. Pete Chambers, U.K.

09 GT3 Daytona Mitsubishi Mitsubishi Eclipse Team: Spirit of Daytona Drivers: Craig Conway, Daytona Beach, Fla. Todd Flis, Daytona Beach, Fla. Eric Van Cleef, Huntsville, Ala.

***TBD CA Ferrari 333 SP Team: Doran Racing Drivers: TBA

**TBD GT2 Dodge Viper GTS-R Team: Chamberlain Engineering Drivers: Zak Brown, Indianapolis, Ind. Christian Glaser, Germany

**TBD GT3 Porsche 911 Team: Pumpelly/Mitchum Motorsports Drivers: David Kicak, Syracuse, N.Y. Chris Mitchum, Washington, D.C. Spencer Pumpelly, Baltimore, Md. Oma Kimbrough, Tyrone, Pa.

TBD GT2 Porsche 911 GT2 Team: Proton Competition Drivers: Patrick Vuillaume, Paris, France

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