IMSA Announces 28 Car Entry List for Long Beach Grand Prix

April 5, 2023Ramon Jones
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The Long Beach Grand Prix is the third installment of the 2023 IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship. The event will serve as the first sprint race on the 2023 calendar. The Long Beach Grand Prix is a 1.968 mile long street course that features 11 turns formed on a temporary street course. The race length is 100 minutes and will only feature the Grand Touring Prototype (GTP), GT Daytona Pro (GTD PRO), GT Daytona (GTD) classes unlike the two previous 2023 events the Rolex 24 and the 12 Hours of Sebring which featured LMP2 and LMP3 cars. Last week IMSA released a technical bulletin that will affect some of the cars on grid. You can read more about that here: IMSA Technical Bulletin: Long Beach.

Today IMSA released the 28 car entry list representing 26 teams for the Long Beach Grand Prix. The entrants are as follows:


Porsche Penske Motorsport/Porsche 963 (2 cars will be entered)
Meyer Shank Racing/Acura ARX-06
Whelen Engineering Cadillac Racing/Cadillac VSeries.R
BMW M Team RLL/BMW M Hybrid V8 (2 cars will be entered)
Konica Minolta Acura (Wayne Taylor Racing)/Acura ARX-06
Cadillac Racing/Cadillac VSeries.R


The GTD Pro field is a bit thinned out for this race. Only 50% of the teams for 2023 season are included on the official pre-event entry roster

Corvette Racing/Corvette C8.R GTD
Pfaff Motorsports/Porsche 911 GT3 R (992)
Vasser Sullivan/Lexus RC F GT3
Heart of Racing Team/Aston Martin Vantage GT3
WeatherTech Racing No. 79 Mercedes AMG GT3


Paul Miller Racing/BMW M4 GT3 Michelin BMW
Vasser Sullivan/Lexus RC F GT3
Heart of Racing Team/Aston Martin Vantage GT3
Team Korthoff Motorsports/Mercedes AMG GT3
Winward Racing/Mercedes AMG GT3
Gradient Racing/HPD Acura NSX GT3
Inception Racing/McLaren 720S GT3 EVO
Wright Motorsports/Porsche 911 GT3 R (992)
Forte Racing/Lamborghini Huracan GT3 EVO2
AO Racing/Porsche 911 GT3 R (992)
Kellymoss with Riley/Porsche 911 GT3 R (992)
Kellymoss with Riley (Thu Brule’ Skincare)/Porsche 911 GT3 R (992)
Racers Edge Motorsports/Acura NSX GT3
Turner Motorsport Liqui Moly/BMW M4 GT3
Turner Motorsport McIntosh/BMW M4 GT3

You can catch the race by tuning in:

Race Day/Time:  Saturday, April 15 – 5:05 p.m. ET
NBC Sports Coverage: USA Network and Peacock from 5-7 p.m. Live Qualifying Stream:  Friday, April 14 – 8:10 p.m. ET
IMSA Radio:  All sessions live on and; SiriusXM live race coverage begins Saturday, April 15 at 5 p.m. (Sirius 217, XM 207, Web/App 992)

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