Grand Am

Pickett Racing To Field PC Entry

The Pickett Racing Prototype Challenge car.

The Pickett Racing Prototype Challenge car.

INDIANAPOLIS — Multi-time American Le Mans Series champions Pickett Racing will field a full-time entry in the Prototype Challenge class of the new TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and IMSA with a full-time entry into the PC class.

It will mark the second time that Pickett Racing fields a PC car after doing a partial season, alongside its Championship winning P1 entry, in the American Le Mans Series at the beginning of 2012.

After many successful seasons in the American Le Mans Series in which it took home 21 wins, 39 podium finishes in 46 races and won back to back P1 Championships, Pickett Racing is thrilled to be taking on a new challenge in the TUDOR Championship, after having to bid farewell to its P1 car.

“With the changes in sports car racing, we knew we would be going in a somewhat different direction for this coming season, so we studied many different options for 2014, including other racing series, but at the end of the day, our heart is in sports car racing and we couldn’t be more pleased to be a part of the TUDOR championship,” said team owner Greg Pickett.

“Entering a PC car made a lot of sense to us on many different levels, we know this car and we’ve had success with it in the past and we’re looking forward to more of that. It will once again be a very competitive season in the PC ranks and we’re happy to be able to be a part of it.”

Muscle Milk will continue to support the team that expects to announce its drivers within the next few weeks.

“This gives us a chance to get an up close and personal look at some up and coming talent,” Pickett said. “These are big, powerful, fun to drive cars and they require the kind of engineering set-up support and race strategy we have shown to be so successful with over the last couple of years in P1.

“I think the growing popularity of this class is because it has the right ‘fun to cost ratio’. Also, the continuing pro/am format is critical to its ongoing success. PC in the US is kind of the equivalent to P2 in Europe. Pairing up drivers with somewhat less experience with experienced professional ones has proven hugely successful overseas and I’m sure this format will continue to be very successful here as well.”

 

 

Posted by on Nov 13 2013 Filed under ALMS, Grand Am, Latest Headlines, Road Racing, Top Stories, TUDOR United SportsCar. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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