Foametix/StopTech/Motul/GTSport Racing head to Circuit of the America's17.05.2013
Foametix/StopTech/Motul/GTSport Racing head to Circuit of the America's
Austin, TX - GTSport Racing heads to compete at Circuit of The Americas in Rounds 4 & 5 of the Pirelli World Challenge championship series – adding a third car to the line-up with Tomy Drissi.
This weekend brings another Pirelli World Challenge double-header, May 17-19. GTSport Racing/Goldcrest Motorsports and the Foametix/StopTech/Motul Porsche Cayman S duo heads to Circuit of The Americas in search of more podium results. Buz McCall in the no. 72 and Jack Baldwin in no. 73 each have decades of experience racing in multiple professional series. Baldwin is currently leading in the GTS championship driver points heading into the weekend in Austin.
GTSport Racing is coming off three consecutive street course podium finishes; double-header wins in St. Petersburg, and a 3rd place podium finish in Long Beach. Circuit of The Americas will be a demanding course, showcasing a variety of new corners and elevations.
"It was great to finally get on track today," said Baldwin. "We worked hard and dialed the cars in as we learned the track. We were happy to have P3 at the end of the day, we'll have a really great car for the race!"
The GTSport Racing/Goldcrest Motorsports team arrives in Austin sporting a new Foametix® livery, the high performance spray foam insulation is proud to announce its official partnership with GTSport Racing. Foametix® designs a series of light density, polyurethane spray-applied foam insulation systems for residential and commercial building applications. By creating an air tight barrier that conserves energy, blocks moisture, decreases noise, and reduces the influx of outdoor pollutants and allergens, it provides superior comfort, health and energy efficient properties. Smart general contractors and home building suppliers know that customers care and ask for Foametix®.
"It seems natural to be a sponsor of GTSport Racing," said Claudio Burtin, Owner of Foametix®. "Jack and I are long time friends and neighbors. Pirelli World Challenge and the GTSport Racing team is a perfect venue to get the word out about the benefits of Foametix® in the home."
"We are thrilled to have Foametix® on board," said Baldwin. I use Foametix® in my house and the results are incredible."
Pirelli World Challenge will be using the two-mile "short course" configuration that has drivers going through a track cut from the middle of the "S" corners and over to the back straight. “It’s a new, smooth, fast, very technical track, but should reward us with the Cayman S being a mid-engine sports car with excellent brakes,” said Steve Ruiz, Head Engineer. “We should be best prepared to take advantage of the track.”
With 4 successful decades of racing to his credit, including IROC, (the invitational International Race of Champions), multiple wins at the 12 hours of Sebring and the Daytona 24 Hours, Jack Baldwin’s experience lends him to feel confident about learning the new track quickly. Jack’s enthusiasm for the GTS series comes after driving all types of race cars to win 5 professional Championships and 30 major pro races at virtually every other major road course.
Buz McCall has victories in IMSA, NASCAR and Trans Am throughout over 30 professional races and as Team Owner of American Equipment Racing, won more races than any other team between 1991-1996, fielding fan favorite cars still recognizable today. He began driving for GTSport Racing this year and is in his first season with the team.
Also heading to Circuit of The Americas is sports car driver Tomy Drissi in the TruSpeed Porsche 911 GT3 RS who has teamed up with GTSport Racing/Goldcrest Motorsports to maintain the car for the double-header weekend. “We wouldn't be here if it wasn't for my friends, Rob and Charles Morgan and Tyler Tadevic,” said Tomy Drissi. “I've had good success driving Porsches in Pirelli World Challenge, so I think we can put together a good run at COTA.”
You can watch GTSport Racing at the Circuit of The Americas on the NBC Sports Network broadcast, Sunday June 16th at 5PM eastern. Also on www.world-challengeTV.com after the initial broadcast.
Photo by: Mark Weber