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The IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge kicked off its season in Daytona Beach, FL, and promises to be an exciting year for sports car racing. The series features some of the best sports car teams, and drivers from around the world, competing in endurance races across North America. With new additions like hybrid powertrains (IMSA WeatherTech GTP class) and sprint races (VP Sprint Challenge), fans can expect close finishes, unpredictable outcomes, and plenty of action on the track. So, mark your calendars and get ready for another thrilling season of the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge.

Overview of the Series

The IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge is an endurance sports car racing series featuring GT4-class cars from 10+ automotive manufactures – Aston Martin, BMW, Ford, McLaren, Mercedes Benz, and Porsche to name a few. The races take place on some of the most iconic tracks in North America, including Daytona, Sebring, Laguna Seca, Watkins Glen, and Road America. The series is known for its competitive close racing and unpredictable outcomes.

The 2024 season will feature ten races, starting with the traditional season-opener at Daytona International Speedway in January. The series will then move on to other iconic tracks like Sebring, VIR, and Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Toronto before culminating in the season finale at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta in October.

Teams and Drivers to Watch

As the 2024 IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge season kicks into high gear, several teams and drivers stand out as ones to watch for their potential to make a significant impact on the championship standings. Some of the top teams and drivers to watch include:

  • Drivers like Jenson Altzman and Chad McCumbee are gearing up for the second consecutive year taking the wheel of the #13 Ford Mustang GT4, featuring a modern and fresh new design of McCumbee McAleer Racing with AEROSPORT.
  • Team TGM consistently challenges for wins and podiums in the GS class. With skilled drivers and Chevrolet Camaro GT4.Rs, they’re poised to contend for the championship.
  • Turner Motorsport, known for BMW expertise, is a powerhouse in GS racing. With talented drivers and BMW M4 GT4s, they aim to add to their impressive achievements in 2024.

What’s New for 2024

The 2024 season of the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge will feature some new additions and changes to the series. New cars from BMW and McLaren, a new team in McCumbee McAleer Racing with AEROSPORT and two new races. One of the most significant changes is the GT4 class being the sole IMSA series competing over the Detroit Grand Prix weekend. The “motor cities” new street circuit will be sure to entertain and going back to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the series only other four-hour race at the world’s most famous racetrack will be exciting for fans and drivers.

Race One: Daytona

The 2024 IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge kicked off its season in Daytona Beach, FL. MMR is gearing up for its second consecutive year, with drivers Chad McCumbee and Jenson Altzman taking the wheel of the #13 Ford Mustang GT4, featuring a modern and fresh new design. Fans looking for excitement from the Jan 25th race were not disappointed with Altzman and McCumbee letting the veteran field know they had not only arrived but intended to compete.

Race Two: Sebring

Sebring International Raceway, steeped in history and revered by motorsport enthusiasts worldwide, sets the stage for a thrilling chapter in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge 2024. As teams and drivers descend upon this iconic circuit, anticipation is high for a weekend filled with adrenaline-pumping action and fierce competition.

Jensen Altzman and Chad McCumbie, secured a remarkable podium finish at the IMSA event at Sebring International Raceway in 2024. Their exceptional performance and unwavering determination propelled them to a well-deserved spot on the podium in the highly competitive GS class.