Nevertheless, the new season is projected to be one of the tightest editions so far, as the favorites to win the competition are the 2008 Challenge champion Roberto Fata, the 2008 second place finisher Scott Tucker from Boardwalk Ferrari who also competed in the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 2007 series champion Mike Zoi.
After the Miami Homestead Speedway race, the championship will continue in Road Atlanta, Georgia (April 17-19), Infineon Racewa, California (May 1-3), Road America, Wisconsin (June 26-28), Mt. Tremblant, Canada (July 24-26) and Motorsports Park, New Jersey (Sept. 18-20).
Here is the complete list of this season's participating teams and drivers:
Ferrari of Houston: Mark McKenzie in car #27, Richard Fant in car #42, Bruce Gingrich in car #7.
Boardwalk Ferrari: Scott Tucker in car #55, Ted Skokos in car #2.
The Collection: Jeff Soffer in car #24, Ugo Colombo in car #23, John Devaney in car #70, Francesco Piovanetti in car #3, Mike Zoi in car #8.
Ferrari of Ontario: Kevin Clayton in car #95, Mike Louli in car #12, John Farano in car #59, Guy DeClerc in car #91, Rob Metka unassigned #, Martin Burrowes in car #46.
Ferrari of Newport Beach: Al Hegyi in car # 78, Steve Hill in car # 33, Osama El Atari unassigned #.
Ferrari of Beverly Hills: James Henley in car # 9, Zak Brown in car # 99, Henri Richard in car #98, Sonny Yu in car #90.
Ferrari of Tampa Bay: Roberto Fata in car # 3, Carlos Conde in car #13.