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GT Celebration crowns its 2022 champions – EAST AUTO NEWS

GT Celebration crowns its 2022 champions


GT Celebration (GTC) topped its 2022 General, East and West Coast Champions this previous weekend at Circuit of the Americas after a profitable season visiting among the high tracks within the nation. The schedule was chosen to host eight occasion weekends that function two races for every class.

“This was our greatest yr but, with COTA marking our largest occasion of the season,” mentioned Rob Morgan, CEO of GT Celebration. “We’ve had a imaginative and prescient and regardless of the setbacks we had within the first two seasons with COVID, we’re lastly seeing momentum. We’re grateful for all of drivers and groups which have continued to help us. It’s an thrilling time for GT Celebration and I can’t wait to see what subsequent season brings.”

The General Championship consisted of 14 races with the East and West Coast Championships consisting of eight races every. The factors construction was awarded to first by twentieth place for every class with a degree being awarded for pole and quickest lap. To be eligible for a Championship title in any division, drivers had been required to run on the season finale race at COTA.

The grand prize was introduced by GTC’s collection sponsor KTM, which awarded the Champions a VIP tour of the KTM manufacturing facility in Austria with an unique take a look at drive of the brand new KTM GTX on the Crimson Bull Ring in Austria. Along with the KTM prize, the General Champion gained a free race entry for the 2023 season, FluidLogic drink system and a customized Alpinestars race swimsuit.

Competing for his third season with GTC, Jim Slavik within the GT-3 Crimson class took dwelling the General Championship trophy in his Porsche 991.1 GT3 R. Having competed in a complete of 12 races this season, Slavik had three wins, 4 second-place finishes and three third-place finishes.

“It feels nice to win the championship this yr,” mentioned Slavik. “I actually wish to thank Charles and Rob Morgan and their crew of seasoned motorsport professionals for placing collectively a enjoyable and aggressive race collection that takes us to among the greatest tracks in North America. Because of Fluid Logic for his or her superior hydration programs and TruSpeed Autosport for his or her excellent help. I look ahead to my return subsequent season and to strive some new world class venues with the GT Celebration collection.”

Successful the East Coast General Championship is adorned driver Andy Pilgrim within the GT-4 class. Racing in his Porsche GT4 Clubsport MR, Pilgrim podiumed each race with 5 wins and three second-place finishes.

The West Coast General Champion, Will Lin within the Prototype Celebration (PC) class, had a profitable season. Lin was on podium each race, successful 5 of the six races he competed on this season.

2022 GT Celebration Champions:

General Champion: Jim Slavik, Porsche 991.1 GT3 R
General East Coast Champion: Andy Pilgrim, Porsche GT4 Clubsport MR
General West Coast Champion: Will Lin, Ligier JS P3
GT-3 Crimson General Champion: Jim Slavik, Porsche 991.1 GT3 R
GT-3 Crimson East Champion: Kevin Westcott, Porsche 991.1 GT3 R
GT-3 Crimson West Champion: Jim Slavik, Porsche 991.1 GT3 R
GT-3 Yellow General Champion: Cory Friedman, Audi GT3 LMS
GT-3 Yellow East Champion: Cory Friedman, Audi GT3 LMS
GT-3 Yellow West Champion: Jon Winthrop, Porsche GT3 Cup
GT-4 General Champion: Adrian Kunzle, McLaren 570S GT4
GT-4 East Champion: Andy Pilgrim, Porsche GT4 Clubsport MR
GT-4 West Champion: Adrian Kunzle, McLaren 570S GT4
Prototype West Champion Medal: Will Lin, Ligier JS P3
Prototype Lite West Champion Medal: Ron Fletcher, Revolution SC500

GTC plans to launch its 2023 schedule within the following weeks.

GT Celebration crowns its 2022 champions – EAST AUTO NEWS
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