GT America powered by AWS Heads to Central Wisconsin’s Road America

12 August 2022 GT America
  • George Kurtz, CrowdStrike with Riley Motorsports Mercedes-AMG heading in with a strong points lead in SRO3
  • Points are tight at the top of GT4 among Aston Martin and Porsche drivers, with Jason Bell in the lead, and many within striking distance.
  • Just six rounds left in the 16-race season 
  • Timetable | Entry List | Tickets

Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin - GT America powered by AWS heads to America’s heartland to take on the fast and full-commitment tarmac of Road America. The 14-turn, 4.048-mile circuit has everything: elevation changes, hard braking zones, slow and fast corners, and blistering straights. With a field of 27 cars spread across SRO3, GT2, and GT4, passing for position while managing multiple class speed differences will be no easy task.

GT America is sports car sprint racing at its finest. Featuring multiple classes, no pit stops, and just 40 minutes to get it done, it's a mad dash to the finish line as international motorsports’ top manufacturers duke it out for top-podium finishes. For this fifth weekend of the 2022 season, racers will line up in grid behind the wheel of Aston Martins, Audis, BMWs, Chevrolets, Ferraris, Fords, Mercedes-AMGs, Porsches and Toyotas.  

SRO3

George Kurtz, driver of the #04 CrowdStrike with Riley Motorsports Mercedes-AMG GT3, is still on top of season points with 190 after a four-race sweep between VIR and Watkins Glen. Kurtz has been on the podium in seven of the first ten races to command a 52 point lead in the championship. He showed immense pace all-weekend-long at the Glen, and managed to finish mid-pack at Nashville. His Mercedes-AMG machine should be at home on Road America’s long, high-speed straights, and perhaps require a similar strategy to Watkins Glen.

Second in points, the #27 Daskalos Racing Audi R8 LMS driven by Jason Daskalos has claimed two wins and three other podium finishes so far this season, and has 138 points after Nashville. His Audi didn’t seem to quite have the top-end pace of some of his rivals on the high-speed street course, which is quite the contrast from his performance at St. Pete and Sonoma. Perhaps Road America will be where he reclaims some of that early season pace and grabs another podium or two.

The Zelus Motorsports Lamborghini Huracan GT3 duo of Jason Harward (#88) and Jeff Burton (#191) will be strong rivals to chase down or stay ahead of in Wisconsin.  Harward has one win and three other podium finishes while Burton has three podium finishes so far, and will definitely be fiending for some podium points after Harward’s unfortunate luck at the beginning of Race 2 at Nashville, and a near-back-of-the-pack finish in Race 1.

Justin Wetherill (#37 Triarsi Competizione Ferrari 488 GT3) will be in the grid, who scored one of his two podium finishes at St. Pete, and had a picture-perfect Nashville weekend with a win in Race 2, and second place finish in Race 1. This leapfrogged him up to third in points with 115, putting him in solid contention for at least a third place finish at the end of the season. 

While his teammate Onofrio Triarsi won’t be in attendance, Wetherill won’t be the lone Ferrari out there. World Challenge veteran Andy Pilgrim has traded his Porsche keys for the #56 SKI Autosports Ferrari 458 Italia GT3. Earlier this season, Pilgrim drove the mighty prancing horse to a second place finish in Race 2 at VIR. We’re excited to see if Road America provides some exciting and aurally beautiful naturally aspirated versus turbocharged Ferrari action.

The #70 Mishumotors Callaway Corvette of Mirco Schultis has become a fan favorite this season. Earning four fourth-place finishes before Tennessee, Schultis thundered through the field during Race 2 in Music City and earned himself a solid third place finish.

In GT2, GMG Racing’s CJ Moses will pilot the #58 AUDI R8 LMS GT2. Moses is no stranger to speed, and has an excellent chance at finishing high in the overall results among the 28-car field.

GT4

The GT4 class has been hotly contested with eight different winners in the first ten races. This championship was too close to call before Nashville, now it is, wildly, even closer. Talk about sports car racing at its finest!

Jason Bell in the #2 GMG Racing Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT4 has had a strong 2022 so far, with a win at St. Petersburg, plus four third-place finishes to hold onto his slight points lead with 128. The Central Floridian will be looking to buffer his points lead, as fifth and third place finishes at Nashville weren’t enough to distance himself ahead of Ross Chouest (#50 Chouest Povoledo Racing Aston Martin Vantage AMG GT4), Robb Holland (#99 Rotek Racing Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport), and Moisey Uretsky (#55 Accelerating Performance Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT4). One win or at least repeat podiums at Road America would certainly be a big help.

Ross Chouest lies second in points, balancing speed with an almost perfect finishing record. Chouest started the season with three fourth-place finishes in the first four races. At the Glen, he scored a pair of runner-up finishes, whereas Nashville saw him on the second-highest podium spot on Saturday evening taking the points lead. The lead was short lived as an unfortunate impact in Race 2 at Nashville stole away a healthy amount of points. Just 12 points away from Bell, could a podium spot push him above his Aston Martin rival?

Robb Holland had a breakthrough weekend in Nashville winning both races flag-to-flag to jump to third in season points with a massive 50-point bump. The 718 Cayman pilot now sits in serious contention to finish on the top of the podium at the end of the season.

Due to missing the Nashville races, Moisey Uretsky (#55 Accelerating Performance Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT4) dropped to fourth in points, totalling 80, after one win, a second place finish, and a pair of third place finishes this season. 

Adam Adelson (#120 Premier Racing Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport) sits in fifth place in season points, possessing 74 after putting on a heck of a show at Nashville. Fourth and fifth place finishes on the Music City’s tarmac might not sound immensely impressive at first, but they were well-earned after battling off Andy Pilgrim in the #3 Regal Motorsports LLC/Bartone Bros Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR. Bringing these skills to Road America could quite easily put him on the podium and move him further up in the standings.

Tickets are available now. Come witness non-stop action between SRO3, GT2, and GT4 machinery by Aston Martins, Audis, BMWs, Chevrolets, Ferraris, Fords, Mercedes-AMGs, Porsches and Toyotas race through America’s Heartland. After we head to this historic, gorgeous facility, the season will conclude at Sebring and Indianapolis. 

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