Pirelli World Challenge Heats Up In Austin

PWC is at COTA this weekend and The Drive is here to bring you the sights.

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Pirelli World Challenge Is in Austin for 4 days of loud fast fun. This weekend includes a bonus race in the top SprintX series. A makeup due to a cancellation during their stop at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. Thursday and Friday featured Practice sessions for all PWC classes, the Radical Masters series and the Porsche GT3 Cup series. We're here, camera in hand, to bring you the sights.

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Paul Holton in the C360R Audi RS3 LMS and Stefan Sajic in the Zima Motorsports BMW M235ir during a Friday practice session for the Touring Car series.© Rip Shaub - All Rights Reserved
Henrique Cisneros and Peter Ludwig pilot this beautiful MOMO/NGT Ferrari 458 GT3. They would take the top spot for the Amateur class in Thursday night's make up race. © Rip Shaub - All Rights Reserved
Derek DeBoer and Sean Gibbons drive the TRG Aston Martin Vantage GT4 in the GTS class of the SprintX series. They'll compete Saturday and Sunday in Austin.© Rip Shaub - All Rights Reserved
Peter Kox and Mark Wilkins share driving duty in the Acura NSX GT3 in the Pro category of the Sprint X series.© Rip Shaub - All Rights Reserved
The Chevrolet Camaro GT4, with Lawson Aschenbach at the wheel, exits the pits during a GTS practice session on Friday.© Rip Shaub - All Rights Reserved
The MOMO/NGT Ferrari 458, again. This time heading for Turn 2 at COTA. © Rip Shaub - All Rights Reserved
K-Pax racing brought the McLaren 650S GT3 entries, but this one driven by Alvaro Parente and Ben Barnicoat suffered contact in Thursday's race and finished 7 laps down. © Rip Shaub - All Rights Reserved
Ricardo Sanchez and Frank Montecalvo will drive the Always Evolving Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 later this weekend.© Rip Shaub - All Rights Reserved
Jeroen Bleekemolen and Tim Pappas in the Black Swan Mercedes AMG GT3 took the pole in qualifying for the SprintX make up race and finished second in the Pro/Am class.© Rip Shaub - All Rights Reserved
The Absolute Racing (right hand drive) Bentley Continental GT3 takes the inside of Turn 11 against the other K-Pax McLaren. They would finish Thursdays race 7 and 8 overall. © Rip Shaub - All Rights Reserved
The setting sun made for a beautiful scene at the racing continued past sunset. M1GT's Audi looked terrific in Turn 19. © Rip Shaub - All Rights Reserved
Alessandro Bressan and Yuki Harata drove the stunning Dream Racing Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo to the podium in Thursday night's race. © Rip Shaub - All Rights Reserved