Wright Motorsports Wins GT America, GT World Challenge Titles at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

17 October 2021 GT America

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Wright Motorsports has ended the 2021 SRO America race season as victors, collecting every eligible championship title between its two race programs in SRO GT America and GT World Challenge America. Charlie Luck and the team behind the No. 45 Porsche 911 GT3 R race car clinched both the Masters class and overall Drivers’ Championship, as well as the GT3 Team Championship in GT America. In GT World Challenge America, the team on Fred Poordad and Jan Heylen’s No. 20 Porsche 911 GT3 R secured the 2021 Team Championship on Sunday afternoon, accompanying the Drivers’ title acquired two weeks ago at Sebring International Raceway. 

“I couldn’t be more proud of the team,” said Team Owner John Wright. “It’s really amazing. Absolutely everyone on our program contributed to make this possible, and I’m grateful for the work they’ve done all year. It’s great to celebrate Charlie’s first GT America title, as well as be back-to-back champions in GT World Challenge. It’s a standout effort by all.”

Charlie Luck closed out the year in a celebratory fashion, not only securing the 2021 Masters class championship title, but also going a step further to clinch the overall championship as well. 

Luck took the green flag for race one on Friday afternoon, knowing the No. 45 Porsche 911 GT3 R needed to stay several positions ahead of Reardon Racing’s Jeff Burton in order to take top honors. Per his usual performance, Luck ran a clean and trouble-free race, while Burton suffered trouble mid-race, losing valuable ground in his championship effort. The No. 45 Porsche drove to the Masters class victory with a gap over Burton large enough that he drove to victory circle as the 2021 champion.

With no pressure to secure the title, Luck sailed through the second race, setting the fastest lap and taking his ninth victory of the 2021 season. 

Charlie Luck

This season was a culmination of five years of hard work on everyone's part within Wright Motorsports and everyone that supports me here in Richmond, Virginia. From practice to simulating to nutrition to exercise to the people at PitFit Training, it took supreme team effort on everyone's part to win both the SRO Masters and SRO GT America Overall championships.