ALTON, Virginia – Home race week has arrived for DXDT Racing as the Fanatec GT World Challenge America returns to VIRginia International Raceway (VIR) for rounds five and six of the 2021 championship. The exciting week of sports car racing will be a special one for the Statesville, North Carolina-based team, not only because it will be their first race at VIR as a “home track,” but it will be the first weekend since April 2020 that fans will be allowed to attend and access the paddock.
DXDT Racing underwent significant growth in preparation for the 2021 race season, expanding the GT World Challenge America effort, supplying two entries in the new GT America Series, and moving up to a new class in the TC America Championship. This weekend will be the first time since the COVID 19 pandemic started that the team will be able to show fans the fruits of their expansion in person: from the increased car count to the expertise of the engineering team and the growth of their expert crew, the team will have their strengthened effort on full display in all three series.
In honor of Memorial Day, VIR, in conjunction with Operation Motorsport and the USO, has turned the race weekend into a “Salute to Service,” offering free admission to all Active Duty service members, and 50% off for veterans. The track has also organized a special car corral where all proceeds will benefit Operation Motorsport, an organization that works with teams across professional auto racing to engage ill and injured service members and veterans affected by military service to aid in their recovery and rehabilitation. For event information and tickets, visit virnow.com/events.
George Kurtz started off the inaugural GT America championship from secure standing, earning back-to-back wins in the opening weekend at Sonoma Raceway. His early success in the No. 04 CrowdStrike/AWS Mercedes AGM GT3 allowed him to keep hold of his championship lead after a challenging weekend at an unpredictable Circuit of the Americas doubleheader. Following his 2020 victory at the iconic road course, Kurtz and his team of engineers will quickly get up to speed in the approaching weekend. Teammate CJ Moses missed the first two rounds of the 2021 season, but quickly got up to speed at Circuit of the Americas, earning a top-ten finish in his first race of the season. Moses also has ample experience and success at VIR, earning a second-place finish in 2020 at the demanding triple-header event.
CJ Moses | #58 CrowdStrike/AWS/DXDT Mercedes-AMG GT3
It’s always great to go racing, but to do it at a place like VIR where I have a lot of experience and background makes the weekend even better. This event comes at a great place in the schedule where I can focus more on continuing to learn the Mercedes-AMG GT3 and not have to worry about learning the ins and outs of the track.