TruSpeed will field four cars for this weekend’s Pirelli World Challenge race, for team regulars Lawson Aschenbach (#1 PrivacyStar / Entrust Porsche), Jeff Courtney (#99 Kenda Tires Porsche), Tomy Drissi (#47 Ice Age: Continental Drift Porsche) and Justin Marks (#46 GoPro / MMX Porsche). Aschenbach returns to the team after missing the last round at Miller Motorsports Park due to a scheduling conflict, but faces a tough race due to another scheduling problem.
Aschenbach will pull double duty this weekend, testing with TruSpeed Wednesday in California, then flying to New Jersey Motorsports Park to practice Thursday in his Grand-Am Chevrolet Camaro, which will force him to miss all of Thursday's track time in World Challenge. Lawson will fly back to California late Thursday in order to take the green flag for Friday’s World Challenge race. After taking on the uphill battle of starting the race from the rear of the grid - which by rule he must do after missing qualifying - he will get back on a plane to fly East again for Saturday’s race in New Jersey. Aschenbach currently sits third in the driver’s championship, but his championship chase will be made more difficult by the mandated start from the back of the grid.
Team Manager Tyler Tadevic said, “We all love getting to race at Laguna, and this racetrack has proved to be a good one for us. We all get to drive here together rather than fly which allows the team to spend some stress-free time together, but of course as soon as we get the awnings set up on our trailers, we get very busy. We’re hoping to build on the success we had in 2011 in the IMSA GT3 Cup Series and are aiming for the podium in both races. We’re starting the World Challenge race on the back foot with Lawson having to miss qualifying, but Jeff, Justin and Tomy are all fully capable of strong results here. We’re excited to get out there and race! We’re growing into a new partnership with Eibach this weekend, and that’s a partnership that affects all of our cars. We’re thrilled to have them team up with us, and we’re especially excited to have the parts onto the cars!”
TruSpeed Motorsports was founded in 2001 by Rob and Charles Morgan, over the years racing in the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series, the IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge and World Challenge. TruSpeed runs a robust arrive-and-drive and trackday business, as well as a street and race car sales and service facility in Orange County.
For information about TruSpeed’s racing, performance car sales and service, visit: http://www.truspeedmotorcars.com
A special thank you to our partners and sponsors:
PrivacyStar, a smartphone application, provides consumers with top of the line phone privacy, protection and preference. Based in Conway, Arkansas, PrivacyStar has years of regulatory experience working with both Federal and State bodies to define and understand all aspects of consumer protection laws and regulations, and has patented numerous privacy and preference solutions.
For regular PrivacyStar updates follow us at www.twitter.com/PrivacyStar, become a fan on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/PrivacyStar or visitwww.PrivacyStar.com.
Entrust provides identity-based security solutions that empower enterprises, consumers, citizens and Web sites in more than 4,000 organizations spanning 60 countries. Entrust's identity-based approach offers the right balance between affordability, expertise and service. With more than 125 patents granted and pending, these world-class solutions include strong authentication, fraud detection, digital certificates, SSL and PKI.
To learn more, visit http://entrust.com/
Eibach regards motorsports as the ideal proving ground. The experience we gain at the highest levels of racing is directly converted into the development of the highest-grade chassis components on the planet. And the enthusiasm created by the challenges of motorsports drives us to ever-higher performance---performance that you will enjoy every time you drive.
To learn more, visit http://eibach.com/
GoPro - Be a Hero.
To learn more, visit http://www.gopro.com
World Class outdoor karting comes to Charlotte, opening in summer of 2012. To learn more, visit http://www.mooresvillemotorplex.com
To learn more, visit http://www.hartmann.com/
To learn more, visit http://www.ompamerica.com/
Corsa Car Care
To learn more, visit http://www.corsaprotection.com/