PWC: Over 100 drivers set to battle at Road America
Dean Martin comes into Rounds 9 & 10 second in the GTS Drivers’ Championship with 675 points on the strength of four top 5 finishes and a win at St. Petersburg. All of Martin’s five career Pirelli World Challenge wins have come on street courses. Martin gets another chance to break through this weekend and score his first series road course win. He will pilot the No. 50 Rehagen Racing/Picture Cars East Ford Mustang Boss 302. Teaming with Martin will be Dan Martinson in the No. 33 Gear Tie/Nite Ize Ford Mustang Boss 302 and 15-year-old Nathan Stacy who moves up from TC to GTS full time, in the No. 14 Rehagen Racing Ford Mustang Boss 302. Stacy finished second overall in the TCB class in 2014.
Rezzetano’s teammate Andrew Aquilante sits in third overall with 674 points, and will pilot the No. 32 Calvert Dynamics Phoenix American Motorsports Ford Mustang Boss 302. Aquilante had a fourth and fifth at CTMP. Phoenix American Motorsports will also campaign the No. 35 Calvert Dynamics Phoenix American Motorsports Ford Mustang Boss 302 with Preston Calvert, Potomac, Md. behind the wheel. Calvert will do double duty over the weekend competing in both GT Cup and GTS.
Jack Roush Jr. will pilot the No. 60 ROUSH Performance Capaldi Racing Ford Boss 302. Roush Jr. enters CTMP 9th overall in the class drivers’ standings.
TRG-AMR brings a single Aston Martin Vantage GT4 to the GTS battle with Canadian Max Riddle behind the wheel. Riddle will pilot the 07 Orion/Royal Purple/LaSalle Solutions/PassTime USA car. He scored a 2nd in Round 8 at CTMP in his first career Pirelli World Challenge start.
Michael Cooper in the No. 10 Blackdog Speedshop Chevrolet Camaro Z28, sits in fifth place in the GTS Drivers’ Championship with 652 points. Cooper finished third in Round 8 at CTMP and he looks to continue that momentum at Road America. Cooper’s teammate is Tony Gaples who will pilot the No. 11 Blackdog Speedshop Chevrolet Camaro Z28.
Also campaigning the iconic Chevrolet Camaro Z28 in the series is Best IT Racing’s talented driver Andy Lee in the No. 20 Chevrolet Camaro Z28.
Mark Wilkins comes into the weekend seventh in points with 571. He will pilot the No. 38 Kinetic Motorsports PutOnTheBrakes.Org Kia Optima. Partnered with him will be teammate Ben Clucas. Clucas pilots the No. 36 Kinetic Motorsports DonorsChoose.Org Kia Optima and comes into the weekend 6th in drivers’ standings with 590 points.
After a tough start to the 2015 season, Jack Baldwin got back on track with a strong showing at CTMP, scoring his first win of the season. Baldwin pilots the No. 73 RESET-MD GTSport Racing Porsche Cayman. Buz McCall will again team with Baldwin as the pilot of the No. 72 RESET-MD GTSport Racing Porsche Cayman.
Series veteran Nick Esayian pilots the No. 34 Special Operations Warrior Foundation/Justap Stephen Cameron Racing Aston Martin Vantage GT4 after having been in a Ford Mustang Boss 302 to start the season.
Mark Klenin returns to GTS with his own team. Klenin will pilot the No. 62 Schomp Auto/Invisible Glass/Premier Copier Klenin Performance Racing Aston Martin Vantage GT4.
Rounding out the 19-car GTS field is three-time series champion and former Road America winner Lou Gigliotti driving the No. 28 LG Motorsports Aston Martin Vantage GT4, Joey Atterbury in the No. 68 Wolverine Bronze Co/Roush Performance Capaldi Racing Ford Mustang Boss 302, and John Allen in the No. 16 SGV Motorsports/Bilt Racing Service Porsche Cayman.