The excellent GT4 SprintX combination of young Chandler Hull and veteran Toby Grahovec return to competition this weekend (August 7-9) in a three-race Pirelli GT4 America road racing program at the legendary Sonoma Raceway in the SRO America series action.
In their first event pairing up in the No. 26 TACEnergy/ClassicBMW.com BMW M4 GT4 sports car last month at VIR for Fast Track Racing, Hull, of Dallas, Tex., and Grahovec, of Celina, Tex., scored a victory and a third in main events in the GT4 SprintX Silver class events after the four-month layoff due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.
Hull, a talented youngster has been impressive in the Touring Car series, showed excellent speed in the BMW M4 GT4 machine at VIR, and both he and Grahovec expect to be in contention at the 2.52-mile, 12-turn road circuit. Toby expressed his excitement of co-driving with Chandler throughout the rest of the SRO America campaign.
“We were delighted with Chandler’s performance in his first competition with our team,” said Grahovec. “He drove fast all weekend and, without a pit lane violation on Sunday, we would have had two GT4 SprintX wins. We look forward to having Chandler with the TACEnergy/Fast Track Racing/Classic BMW team in 2020.”
The 25-year-old Texan is anxious to get back to GT4 competition after his initial run with the Fast Track Racing/ClassicBMW.com team at VIR. “I am very much looking forward to another round of action,” said Hull. “And I’m exciting to be finishing the rest of the year of GT4 racing with Toby and the Fast Track Racing/Classic BMW squad. The VIR races showed us that we had great race pace allowing us to fight for podiums and grab a win in the Silver class. The Sonoma Raceway weekend should bring more of the same for us, and I am looking forward to more seat time in our BMW M4 GT4 car.”
The Pirelli GT4 America SprintX action begins this Thursday (Aug. 6) at 10 a.m. PDT in the first practice session. Qualifying is scheduled for 11:20 a.m. PDT on Friday (Aug. 7) with the first of three GT4 SprintX features set for 4:30 p.m. PDT.
Other GT4 SprintX main events will take place on Saturday (Aug. 8) at 3:45 p.m. PDT with Sunday’s finale at 9:30 a.m. PDT.
All three Pirelli GT4 America SprintX races can be viewed live at YouTube.com/GTWorld as well as at www.gt4-america.com.