Hand to drive Mustang GT4 at Detroit Pilot Problem race
Joey Hand, who Ford Efficiency has tapped to be the check driver for its upcoming Ford Mustang GT3, will return to IMSA-sanctioned competitors on the Detroit Grand Prix. The Le Mans winner will companion Jenson Altzman in a Ford Mustang GT4 entered by McCumbee McAleer Racing with AEROSPORT.
Hand will change McCumbee within the Michelin Pilot Problem race as a result of a scheduling battle confronted by McCumbee.
“I’m tremendous excited to get again right into a GT4 Ford Mustang,” Hand mentioned. “It’s cool to return to a brand new venue, it would give us a little bit little bit of a bonus, as everybody has to be taught the observe the identical. I’ve subbed in for Chad earlier than and it went fairly effectively.”
Alongside his testing duties with Ford, Hand competed in 5 NASCAR Cup Collection races with Rick Ware Racing in 2022, all of them on street programs. His finest end was a twentieth at Sonoma.
“I do know plenty of the crew members on the workforce, so we might be getting in control actually rapidly. I’m grateful for Chad and Ford Efficiency for giving me the decision to return and drive. It’s all the time nice to strap right into a Ford Mustang GT4 and go racing,” Hand mentioned.
The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship is not going to be on the ticket on the Detroit Grand Prix as a lot of that collection’ opponents put together for Le Mans. The Michelin Pilot Problem Collection will thus carry the IMSA banner because the undercard to the NTT IndyCar Collection.