NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 2, 2022) – Veteran driver Jayson Clunie has set his sights on the Nashville street circuit for a few months and the Canadian sports car racer has teamed up again with the Fast Track Racing squad to compete in the GT America powered by AWS doubleheader this weekend (Aug. 5-7) in the Music City Grand Prix.
Clunie, the Prince Albert, Sask., CAN, racer, returns to Pirelli GT4 America sports car action at Nashville’s 2.17-mile, 11-turn street course located next to the Tennessee Titans’ Nissan Stadium with a pair of 40-minute sprint events set for Saturday (7:25 p.m. CDT) and Sunday (10:55 a.m. CDT).
Driving a familiar No. 11 Sewell Automotive Companies BMW M4 GT4 machine for Fast Track Racing, Clunie has been a podium finisher for the Texas-based team in a variety of racing series including a second place in the IMSA Pilot event at Sebring in 2018, teaming with Fast Track Racing team manager Toby Grahovec.
After a recent testing session in the BMW M4, Jayson is anxious to hit the Nashville street circuit for the two sprint races this weekend.
“It felt great to get back working with the Fast Track Racing guys,” said Clunie. “And they won the best BMW racing team in the world before. We have had success in the past and I’m excited for the street circuit this weekend. The event is so electric with the Nashville scene and fans greeting the racing teams.
“I like being engaged with the fans at a street race and I know this BMW M4 GT4 very well. So, I can get mentally ready to battle for the contending spot in the sprint format. It’s flat out from the start. With my open-wheel experience, I feel good with the M4 GT4 car. It’s a proper race car and it’s very fun to drive.”
Clunie, who started his racing career in the karting ranks, gained his early racing experience with a variety of open-wheel racing in F2000 and US F2000 series. Jayson competed against a several current IndyCar Series regulars such as Rinus VeeKay.
“I wanted to learn in the open-wheel cars and get ready for a racing career in sports cars,” explained Clunie. “And I know Fast Track Racing prepares some of the best cars in the SRO America series. So, my car will be ready to go when we hit the streets this Friday for the practice rounds.”
Grahovec was pleased with the recent testing session by Clunie and believes Jayson will be a contender in the GT4 division at Nashville.
“We are excited to have Jayson back with our team this weekend at Nashville,” said Grahovec, the former TC America driving champion. “He had a strong test last week and liked our street setup for the M4. The Music City Grand Prix is a tremendous event for the fans and the racing teams. It is great to race there.”
Practice rounds for the GT America drivers are scheduled for Friday at 12:30 p.m. CDT and 6:15 p.m. CDT with qualifying on Saturday at 2 p.m. CDT. Nashville Race 1 is set for Saturday at 7:25 p.m. CDT with Race 2 on Sunday at 10:55 a.m. CDT.
The GT4 America powered by AWS Nashville race highlights will be shown on CBS Sports Network on Saturday, August 13.
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ABOUT FAST TRACK RACING: Fast Track Racing was founded in 2005. Fast Track Racing has sold 117 BMW factory race cars to our customers in the past five years. Fast Track Racing has earned six championships in the SRO World Challenge series, and two S.C.C.A. National Championships. Fast Track Racing is the first and only United States team to win the BMW Sports Trophy. In total, Fast Track Racing has earned 26 professional wins and over 100 total wins, including 22 poles and 113 podiums, with 23 of the fastest laps in SRO competition. As BMW Motorsport experts, Fast Track Racing also races these vehicles and knows them inside and out. Fast Track Racing is tenured, with track-tested experience. Fast Track Racing has engineering expertise and provides coaching and consultation to ensure a driver’s performance is maximized.