Ferrari taking the championship points lead to Detroit

AIM Autosport Ferrari 458 Italia of Townsend Bell and Bill Sweedler at the top of GT-Daytona points

In the shadow of Detroit, three examples of the Ferrari 458 Italia will be aiming for victory in this weekend’s Chevrolet Sports Car Classic, the fourth round of the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.

The combined efforts of the AIM Autosport and Scuderia Corsa teams have placed Ferrari in a tie in the GT-Daytona Manufacturer points championship after three races. AIM Autosport also enters the weekend in a tie for the GT Daytona team championship.

The no. 555 AIM Autosport Ferrari 458 Italia, driven by Bill Sweedler and Townsend Bell (in photo), shares the lead of the GT-Daytona points championship after winning the season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona and finishing second at the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring. Local Ferrari dealer Cauley Ferrari, based in West Bloomfield Township, Michigan, has partnered with AIM Autosport for the race weekend. Cauley Ferrari will be featured prominantly on the no. 555 AIM Autosport Ferrari 458 Italia this weekend.

Scuderia Corsa, with drivers Alessandro Balzan and Jeff Westphal, are looking for the same sort of performance that they enjoyed last year in Detroit when they finished in second position in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series race, with another Ferrari 458 Italia finishing in third position. Westphal and Balzan enter the Detroit weekend after scoring their best result of the season at the previous round at Laguna Seca.

The no. 64 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458 Italia will be on the grid as well in Detroit, with Chris Cumming to join Kyle Marcelli. Marcelli teamed with Stefan Johansson to finish tenth in the previous race at Laguna Seca.

The Chevrolet Sports Car Classic will be shown live on Saturday, May 31 at 1:30 PM ET. Qualifying will be streamed live on, on Friday, May 30 at 5:25 PM ET.

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Series IMSA
Drivers Stefan Johansson , Townsend Bell , Alessandro Balzan , Chris Cumming , Kyle Marcelli , Jeff Westphal , Bill Sweedler
Teams Scuderia Corsa
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Tags 458 italia, aim autosport, belle isle, bill sweedler, detroit, ferrari, scuderia corsa, townsend bell