GMG Racing, the multi-series professional racing team and premier performance tuning facility for European vehicles in Southern California, will debut the world’s first World Challenge Audi R8 LMS at the Grand Prix of Long Beach for Round 3 of the 2012 Pirelli World Challenge series. The vehicle is just one of five being fielded by GMG for the race, the most of any team, which is fitting for an event practically taking place in the team’s back yard in Southern California. Continue reading ‘GMG Racing to debut World Challenge Audi R8 LMS at Grand Prix of Long Beach’
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This Friday, September 30, APR Motorsport will be adding a new chapter to their race portfolio by making their debut appearance in the Pirelli World Challenge series in the Cadillac Road Atlanta Grand Prix.
Hopes are high for the APR Motorsport team after driver Ian Baas set the fastest lap time of 1:31.345 (100.104 mph) in the APR Motorsport No. 56 Audi B8 S4 during the morning practice session. The anticipation of racing at APR’s home track filled with Audi race fans and enthusiasts coming out to support Team Joest is only fueling this momentum further. Continue reading ‘APR Motorsport debuts in the Pirelli World Challenge at Road Atlanta’
When APR Motorsport decided to enter next week’s World Challenge race with both MkVI GTi’s, Josh jumped at the opportunity to drive one. “I’ve helped develop these cars but haven’t gotten to race one of the new one’s yet, so I’m excited to get out there,” said Josh. “Plus this type of racing and this track really suits me. It’s going to be fun to return to sprint racing for an event. No co driving, no pit stops, just 45 minutes of flat out racing. Continue reading ‘Josh Hurley and APR Motorsport to race World Challenge at Petit Le Mans’
Late last year, Tristan Herbert finished 11th in his debut World-Challenge race. Over the weekend he took the Brimtek Motorsports VW GTI to a first ever win in the WC. With a lot of movement throughout the race, Tristan was able to take his 3rd place start to a win over Lawson Aschenbach by almost a second. Gallery after the jump! Continue reading ‘WCS: Tristan Herbert and Brimtek Motorsports win in St. Petersburg’
TruSpeed Motorsports, based in Costa Mesa, Calif., today announced the signing of Patrick Long to race the #45 PrivacyStar Porsche GT3 Cup Car in the 2011 Pirelli World Challenge Championships Series. After much speculation, Long will first race for TruSpeed starting with the season opener of the WC Series this weekend, March 25-27 on the streets of St. Petersburg, FL. Rob Morgan, 1996 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona GTS-1 class winner, runs TruSpeed Motorsports, and will drive the #46 Entrust/TruSpeed Porsche GT3 Cup for the season. Continue reading ‘TruSpeed Motorsports Announces Patrick Long as Pirelli World Challenge Driver’
Virginia based Brimtek Motorsports, has teamed up with German Auto Parts.com and announced today its participation in World Challenge for 2011. The team will field one Volkswagen GTI in the Touring Car (TC) class. Continue reading ‘Brimtek Motorsports joins the World Challenge Sports Car Wars’
Robert Stout, of Brownsburg, Ind., battled for a hard-fought win during Sunday’s World Challenge Touring Car race, part of the Victoria Day Speedfest Presented by Optima Batteries at Mosport International Raceway.
For the second-straight day, the Touring Car class put on a nose-to-tail race battle in which point leader Stout came out on top to record his second-career victory. (continue reading…)
Great looking entry from Tiger Racing! We’re not big fans of K&N filters around here but we are fans of a K&N branded Porsche! Ha!
With Sebring less than a week away, Tiger Racing”s Paul Brown has been brought in to pilot the No. 96 K&N Engineering Porsche 911 GT3 for the season opener.
Paul is no stranger to the SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT series with 44 starts in his career including 19 top-10s and 5 top-five finishes. He took a career-high finish of second at the 1999 Vancouver street race after leading the first half and suffering from a broken transmission. Brown’s experience and demonstrated ability attracted K&N Engineering to the program and the No. 96 Porsche will carry K&N’s signature colors at Sebring.
“I am very excited about returning to World Challenge,” Brown said. “This is where I cut my teeth in road racing, so it’s like coming home.”
Brown’s only previous start at Sebring came in 2001 as a last minute substitute for an injured driver. Brown literally jumped into a Corvette as it rolled onto the track for the presentation lap. With no practice, and having never driven the 3.7-mile track before, Brown managed to charge from 31st to a 15th-place finish.
The new Porsche will be prepped by 911 Design out of Montclair, Calif., where Brown will be teammates with Eric Olberz, who returns for his third year in World Challenge driving the No. 29 Sport Chalet Porsche.
“The guys at 911 Design have been great to work with and have been focused on bringing me up to speed on the GT3,” Brown said. “With the automotive powerhouses of K&N Filters and Eibach Springs behind us and the technical support of ERP Suspension Engineering, this could be a very exciting year.”
“I’ve known Paul for years and he is nothing short of 100 percent focused on driving and being great at it,” Sports Marketing Director for K&N Charles Maier said. “He is a man of integrity in business and simply does what he says he will. When this opportunity came to partner up with Paul, I knew that he would be a good ambassador for K&N in an area of motorsport that we have not been so active in as of late. I personally love road racing and feel that we, as a company, need to continue to mine out solid relationships in this category of motorsports. We wish Paul and Tiger Racing all the best at the season opener, Sebring!”
Along with K&N Engineering, manufacturers of high performance air and oil filters and air intake systems, associate sponsorship includes Tiger Racing, Eibach Springs, ERP Suspension Engineering, JRZ, Roller Hoop, G-Stream and OpalGuy.com.