Up Next: Performance Tech Motorsports Set for VIR
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (July 31, 2018) – Performance Tech Motorsports has its target locked and loaded on Virginia International Raceway.
The team will spend the next week focusing on its six car IMSA Prototype Challenge presented by Mazda lineup while reorganizing its effort in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Performance Tech will orchestrate a complete rebuild of the No. 38 Centinel Spine / Restitute Health ORECA LMP2 and focus again on testing.
Following a string of rocky races for the Prototype Class this walk-through of the car is crucial to finding success with only two races remaining in the season. The Prototype Class will run at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca and Road Atlanta; both of which are notoriously rough on race cars.
“We know what we’re capable of and we want to be operating at that level always,” O’Neill said. “We want to regroup. We showed a lot of promise at Watkins Glen after testing and we’d like to take that approach again for the end of the year. We have high expectations for how we execute a race weekend.
“That includes how we run our Prototype Challenge team. Regardless of the outcome we had a great weekend at Mosport. We had most the guys on podium and everyone showed potential to be on podium. I don’t think it’ll be any different at VIR. We’re looking forward to seeing maybe a few more guys walking away with a trophy.”
Entering Round 5 of IMSA Prototype Challenge Powered by Mazda action, tension and temperatures are at an all-time high. VIRginia International Raceway represents the penultimate race before the season champions are decided at Road Atlanta. Performance Tech Motorsports once again will field the most entries with two LMP3 entries and four MPC entries.
The No. 7 Charles Wicht Racing / Performance Tech LMP3 of Leo Lamellas currently sits fourth overall in the championship. Cameron Cassel No. 75 joins Lamellas in the LMP3 ranks sitting eight overall and third in masters. Dr. Robert Masson’s No. 11 Masson Spine Institute MPC is just one point out of the lead. Stephen Dawes AIG Technologies No. 22 has the sixth spot secured with Howard Jacobs Cardio Access No. 77 in seventh. Wyatt Schwab’s Remedia No. 18 rounds out the pack sitting firmly in ninth place.
The Performance Tech Motorsports fleet weekend begins at VIRginia International Raceway Friday, Aug. 17. The team has two practices and a qualifying before the one hour and 40-minute race on the 3.27-mile track. For live timing and scoring visit scoring.imsa.com or visit imsatv.imsa.com for live track feed.
Practice 1: Friday, 10:55 - 11:25 a.m. ET
Practice 2: Friday, 5:45 - 6:30 p.m.
Qualifying: Saturday, 10:45 -11:05 a.m.
Green Flag: Saturday, 5:55 p.m.
Checkered Flag: Saturday, 7:40 p.m.
FOX Sports 2: Thursday, Sept. 6, 8:00 - 9 p.m. ET