A total of 11 official automotive partners are competing this year in IMSA, 10 in the inaugural TUDOR Championship season.
Muscle Milk Pickett Racing lead US endurance classic and Oak Racing qualify on front row and finish fourth.
New car, new engine, new tires, new series, new track, new challenges, a couple of new drivers - to accompany the familiar faces of back to back American Le Mans Series Champions Klaus Graf and Lucas Luhr - and, most importantly, new competition.
The partnership will see the two-time Championship winning team taking part in the Japanese manufacturer's Nismo Global Driver Exchange.
A lawsuit has been filed by Delta Wing against Nissan and former designer Ben Bowlby for the new Nissan ZEOD project and its design.