PWC Racer Registration Opens Today

PWC action at Long Beach
PWC action at Long Beach

Pirelli World Challenge will open its 2018 Racer Registration today at 1 p.m. EST/10 a.m. PST in preparation for the 10-weekend campaign in the top North American GT Production-based road racing series.

The 2018 Pirelli World Challenge schedule is set to get underway in the streets of St. Petersburg on March 9-11 and will conclude on Aug. 31 – Sept. 1-2 at the famed Watkins Glen International road circuit.

Date Track

March 9-11 Streets of St. Petersburg St. Petersburg, Fla.

(GT Sprint and GTS)

March 23-25 Circuit Of The Americas (COTA) Austin, Texas

(GT SprintX, GTS SprintX and Touring Car)

April 13-15 Streets of Long Beach Long Beach, Calif.

(GT Sprint)

April 27-29 VIRginia International Raceway Alton, Va.

(GT SprintX, GTS SprintX and Touring Car)

May 18-20 Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Bowmanville, Ont., CAN

(GT Sprint and GTS)

May 25-28 Lime Rock Park Lakeville, Conn.

(GT SprintX, GTS SprintX and Touring Car)

June 22-24 Road America Elkhart Lake, Wis.

(GT Sprint and GTS)

July 13-15 Portland International Raceway Portland, Ore.

(GT SprintX, GTS SprintX and Touring Car)

August 10-12 Utah Motorsports Campus Grantsville, Utah

(GT SprintX, GTS SprintX and Touring Car)

Aug. 31-Sept. 1-2 Watkins Glen International Watkins Glen, N.Y.

(GT Sprint, GTS and Touring Car)

Details for the various PWC registration categories are listed below:

The Sponsorship Funding Packages (SFP) are going quickly and are limited to 50 for 2018. Links to the SFP applications are below, please let me know if you have any questions. Please complete and return to Staci Langham ( as soon as possible if you plan to purchase.

GT/GTA/GTC Sprint/SprintX:

GTS/GTSA Sprint/SprintX:


Teams who purchase the SFPs will not only receive very valuable deliverables, but also priority entry to the St. Petersburg Grand Prix which is limited to 40 entries as well as the Long Beach Grand Prix which is limited to 30 entries. Please see limited entry procedure for SPGP and LBGP below.

SFP codes will be sent to those with Sponsorship Funding Packages (SFP). Codes must be entered during the on-line registration to receive proper SFP discounts.

PWC 101 competitor registration procedures can be found at:

Apply for Driver License (PWC and FIA) and Annual Crew Credentials online:

All Drivers are required to apply for a PWC Driver License/Annual Credential. Please have your medical and photo ready to upload during the registration process.

All GT, GTA Sprint and SprintX Drivers need to apply for an FIA C License with International Authorization when applying for PWC Driver License. If you already have your FIA license, please email a copy to Gayle Burnham at and copy Staci Langham.

All GT, GTA, GT Cup and GTS Sprint and SprintX Drivers must apply for an FIA Driver Categorization via the FIA website:

For vehicle and event entry registration, first complete Vehicle Registration at:

Priority for assigning car numbers is as follows:

  1. Teams re-registering their 2017 Vehicle Number and prepay for a full season by 01/02/2018
  2. Teams that prepay for a full season by 01/02/2018.
  3. Teams purchasing a sponsorship package and prepay the first 3 events by 01/02/2018.
  4. On a time stamp basis from the date vehicle registration was received and paid.

Eligible numbers are 002-009, 02-09 and 2-199. New for 2018, only one (1) combination of a number is permitted per vehicle class. If “007" is issued, the “7" or “07" will not be available to another entrant in the same class.

Once you register your vehicle, you can register for Events (including pre-paid seasons) at:

Prepaid season entries at due January 2nd, 2018.

ANY change that needs to be made from the original vehicle or event entry registration (i.e. car make/model, driver, transponder number, sponsors, team) must be completed via the Team/Event Change form.

No updates will be made unless the form is received.

Partner codes for Annual Credentials will be sent out in the next couple weeks and as contracts are finalized.

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