Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Challenging weekend for North American Audi teams - Watkins Glen and Road America

By Tarek Ramchani

The Audi brand will have a very busy and challenging racing weekend in North America. Audi teams will compete in three different series on two different locations, Watkins Glen and Road America.

The Watkins Glen event will feature two races. The famous 6 Hours of the Glen, one of the stellar events in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.

An Audi R8 LMS from Paul Miller Racing will compete in the 6-hour endurance race. The #48 Audi R8 LMS will fight for GT Daytona class victory with drivers Dion von Moltke, Christopher Haase and Bryce Miller.

The Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge will feature two Audi S3 Sedans. The cars will be entered by Compass360 Racing and they will compete in the ST (Street Tuner) class.

The #74 Audi will be shared by Jim McGuire and Nico Rondet. The sister #75 S3 will be driven by Paul Holton and Kyle Gimple.

The other major event for Audi will be held at Road America. The famous Elkhart Lake circuit will play host to no less than three Pirelli World Challenge races this weekend. A total of six Audi R8 LMS ultra cars will take part in the event.

Mike Skeen will be behind the wheel of the #2 R8 LMS ultra from CRP Racing. James Sofronas the GMG Racing team owner will drive the #14 Audi. Both Skeen and Sofronas will compete in the upper GT class.

The lower GTA class will feature four Audis. Drew Regitz will drive the #19 car from Stephen Cameron Racing. Walt Bowlin will race the #23 R8 LMS ultra from M1 Racing LLC. Alex Welch will be behind the wheel of the #76 car from GMG Racing. Jeff Courtney will enter the #99 machine from JCR Motorsports

Photo credit: IMSA / Pirelli World Challenge