Bennett & Braun Remain With CORE
ROCK HILL, S.C. – Jon Bennett and Colin Braun will team up once again for CORE Autosport in the Prototype Challenge class, driving the No. 54 ORECA FLM09 in the new TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.
Braun and team owner Bennett are on a mission to win CORE’s fourth-consecutive PC Team Championship, while seeking their first drivers’ titles. Since partnering in 2012, Bennett and Braun have co-driven to 12 podium finishes in the PC category, including five race wins.
“I’m so glad Colin is co-driving with me again in 2014,” said Bennett “He’s been a real asset to the team from the minute he came on board. His on track performance speaks for itself and he’s been an excellent coach for me as I continue to hone my race craft. With Colin and I back together for the first season of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship I don’t see any reason why we can’t make it PC Championship number four.
After three consecutive American Le Mans Series championships, CORE Autosport will enter the new TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, which brings together the ALMS and the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series into one championship
“It feels great to be back with this CORE Autosport team and with Jon as my co-driver,” Braun said. “Over the past two years I’ve seen what this team is capable of and winning the team championship the past three years shows that I’m with a championship-caliber team, which is where every race car driver wants to be. This team really has become like family and I am very glad to be keeping our tight knit group of guys together for 2014 as well.”
The duo will turn their first laps of 2014 at the Roar Before the Rolex 24, the traditional test days at Daytona International Speedway, Jan. 3-5. The TUDOR United SportsCar Championship will begin in earnest on Jan. 25-26 with the famed Rolex 24 at Daytona.