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USRRC Facts: Volume 1, Number 2, Daytona Entries

17 December 1998

DECEMBER 16, 1998

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 1998Didier Theys, Mauro Baldi and Arie Luyendykwill 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.

RIDE BOARD AVAILABLE: A Ride Board, designed to help match available drivers with teams, is now available on the USRRC web sitego to

COMPLETE USRRC FAX TO GO OUT NEXT WEEK: Due to the large number of entries received this week, a USRRC FAX highlighting many of the major entries has been delayed until next week. If any media need information regarding entries before then, we encourage you to contact the USRRC office for assistance. Call or email Eric Prill, (303) 694-7223,

ENTRY LIST: Following this page, you will find the current 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.

JANUARY 30-31, 1999
(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 Mnz, 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