IMSA groups getting ready for brand spanking new and upscaled packages in 2024
Because the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season heads towards its conclusion, a number of groups are exhausting at work getting ready for brand spanking new or expanded packages in 2024. That features Wayne Taylor Racing with Andretti Autosport, which expands to a two-Acura ARX-06 GTP automobile operation subsequent season.
“We’re on time, possibly a bit forward of time by way of getting individuals,” mentioned Wayne Taylor. “We’re fairly assured that we’ll have all the suitable items in place. We put out a reasonably aggressive advert on social media for individuals and we’ve been inundated. We’re brief two or three individuals now, which is fairly rattling good. However we’ve additionally bought different groups in our group we are able to name on for individuals, so we’re in good condition.”
AWA Racing is shifting from LMP3 to GTD with a pair of Chevrolet Corvette Z06 GT3.Rs. Crew principal Andrew Wojteczko experiences that he expects a driver announcement to come back simply earlier than Petit Le Mans. In the meantime they’ve been delving into the Z06 GT3.R program wherever they will.
“We had been in a position to take part with the check at Street America,” mentioned Wojteczko. “It was nice to have a bunch of my employees readily available. That was our first alternative to see the automobile in motion, which was nice, we realized so much, and it began to arrange ourselves on the tools aspect and what we’re going to want to help the automobiles. We’re two months out now to our first check with our automobiles at at Sebring.”
Wojteczko says that scaling as much as the GTD program received’t contain a lot change in the best way of procedures and tools; the larger change can be extra races — 10 weekends as an alternative of six or seven — plus a brand new observe for the staff, Lengthy Seaside.
“I believe from an operational standpoint, as a staff, there’s extra similarities than dissimilarities. So you understand, we adapt our tools and get rehearsed on the automobile, however I don’t see any any elementary modifications in method. Some element stuff like driver altering and stuff like that — with the prototype, we use a driver changer and in GTD, it’s nonetheless to be determined if that’s one thing we’re going to make use of or not. However the majority of our processes will stay and simply transfer on.”
Within the LMP2 class, which is ready to develop for 2024 as some LMP3 entrants transfer up and new groups are available in, some groups are reporting progress, and others are discovering some challenges. United Autosports, which can run two automobiles within the class, together with one for Ben Keating and Alex Quinn, has discovered its new residence in JR III’s store in North Carolina, in addition to its common supervisor in Billy Glavin. Sean Creech Motorsport is shifting from LMP3 with the distinctive selection of the Ligier JS P217. The staff, nevertheless, is ready for lots of components and spares to reach on the store earlier than it may possibly get to work. They do count on to satisfy their testing schedule, although.