Pirelli GT4 America Action Returns to the West at the Renowned Laguna Seca Circuit
An action-packed opening month of Pirelli GT4 America SprintX competition closes out with the next pair of rounds at the scenic and storied WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California this weekend.
The 11-turn, 2.238-mile circuit in the mountains near the Monterey peninsula will host the SprintX West contingent in conjunction with the Intercontinental GT Challenge Powered by Pirelli California 8 Hours. A total of twenty drivers will contest the two classes in the Pirelli GT4 America West WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, showcasing five different manufacturers.
Pro-Am Pair-Ups Return to Contest Another Top-Tier Western Circuit
Fresh off their clean-sweep weekend at Circuit of the Americas, ST Racing’s Jon Miller and Harry Gottsacker return in the #28 BMW M4 GT4 hoping to repeat their performances and clean up once again in Monterey.
Jeff Bader and Casey Dennis, driving the lone entry from manufacturer Ginetta in this weekend’s regional SprintX contest, look to earn points and advance into the top points position with the USRD #5 Ginetta G55.
Third in points after the doubleheader weekend at Circuit of the Americas are ST Racing teammates and namesake Jason Wolfe and Samantha Tan. The drivers of the #38 ST Racing BMW M4 GT4 are just three points behind second place and are ready to overcome that deficit this weekend.
Rearden Racing’s #98 Audi R8 LMS GT4 looks to add to the mix as drivers Sarah Cattaneo and Owen Trinkler find themselves an equivalent number of points just outside of the top three Pro-Am competitors.
The #19 Stephen Cameron Racing entry bring another BMW M4 GT4 to the mix, but this time with a championship pedigree as Sean Quinlan and 2017 SprintX GTS Am champion Greg Liefooghe take the wheel.
Am Pairs Suit Up for Second-Round Action
The Racers Group brings four drivers in two entries, both running the new Porsche 718 Cayman CS MR. The Am pairing of Kevin Woods and Chris Bellomo are the current points leaders in the SprintX Am West region and will look to extend that lead further in the #67 Porsche. Driving the #17 Porsche are teammates Derek DeBoer and James Rappaport who seek to improve their third place sitting.
Vesko Kozarov and Jeff Burton, driving for Rearden Racing in the #91 Audi R8 LMS GT4, occupy the fourth-seeded position after a regional overall win in Round 1 at COTA.
Racers Edge Motorsports’ venerable SIN R1 GT4 will wear the #54 and take direction from Bob Michaelian and Mark Pavan.
BMW representation in GT4X West Amateur class comes from the RHC Jorgensen/Strom by Strom Motorsports #452 BMW M4 GT4 entry, piloted by Daren Jorgensen and Brett Strom.
The action gets underway with official Practice sessions taking to the track on Thursday, March 28th at 10:45 am PDT (1:45 pm EDT) with Qualifying sessions beginning at 4:45 pm PDT (7:45 pm EDT).