Today, Texas-based Speed Club Racing announced plans to field a McLaren 570S GT4 in the 2020 Pirelli GT4 America Championship. The #27 car is registered for competition and is available for both Sprint and Sprint X categories. The team recently moved into a brand new race shop at the Motorsport Ranch just west of Dallas/Fort Worth. The location is ideal for the team to offer flexible testing opportunities on a variety of track configurations prior to and beyond the season opener at Circuit of the Americas in early March.
The 2020 race program is the logical extension of SCR’s partnership with McLaren North America, as its parent company, Premier Event Services, oversees logistics and technical support for the GT4 and McLaren road cars used in Pure McLaren, the official track driving program of McLaren Automotive. Team Principals Mark Cox and Rex McDaniel are excited about this advancement: “Over the past two years we have built a strong relationship with McLaren and have learned a lot about the 570S GT4. It is a natural progression to use this experience to get back to our roots and add a competitive side to our business.”
While the Speed Club Racing name may be new to the SRO paddock, its team members boast well over a century of top-flight competition experience across IMSA, IndyCar and GT racing. Team Manager McDaniel says the team is focused on the challenge ahead. “We have been working toward this opportunity for the past few years, and with the team we’ve assembled, I’m confident in our ability to perform at a very competitive level from the outset. We absolutely have all the right pieces in place.”
The opening rounds of the 2020 Pirelli GT4 America Series take place on Saturday, March 7th and Sunday, March 8th at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.
For more details on testing and race opportunities, please contact Sporting Manager, Paul Charsley, at email@example.com