- GT4 championship is a four-way battle that will go down to the final race
- George Kurtz, CrowdStrike Mercedes-AMG locked up SRO3 championship
- The rest of the SRO3 podium is up for grabs
- Entry List | Schedule | Tickets
Indianapolis, Indiana - After a short two-week rest, the GT America powered by AWS field will take to Indy’s famed Grand Prix configuration for the final two races of the 2022 season. It’s been one wild ride, with several weekend sweeps, up-close and hard-fought action, amazing race craft, and nine different winners in the GT4 class. The points chase is incredibly close here, which is a true testament to the level of competition and talent in the GT America field.
At the series last go-around at Sebring, the field was all-green all-race-long across two exciting 40-minute sprint races, and we look forward to doing it all over again at Indy, especially with its historic banking thrown into the mix.
With eight race wins and 283 points so far this year George Kurtz (#04 CrowdStrike with Riley Motorsports Mercedes-AMG GT3) locked up the championship with his Sebring sweep, but the rest of the championship podium is up for grabs.
Jason Daskalos (#27 Daskalos Racing Audi R8 LMS), Jason Harward (#88 Zelus Motorsports Lamborghini Huracan GT3), and Mirco Schultis (#70 Mishumotors Callaway Corvette Z06R), are all still firmly in the running, with 160, 147, and 139 provisional points each, respectively. That’s just 21 points separating them, and 50 points are up for grabs at Indy. Get ready for an intense battle on Indy’s tarmac.
Daskalos has experienced headache and heartache over his R8 LMS Ultra, but a strong showing at Indy could make up for all. Daskalos has two wins this season, but both were in the early season.
Harward won at Sonoma and battled Kurtz closely at Sebring, scoring two more runner-up finishes and should be very strong at Indy. It would not be a surprise to see a Mercedes-AMG and Lamborghini battle at Indy and if the raging bull is ahead, second place in the championship could be in the bag.
The Schultis Callaway Corvette has performed increasingly well as the season has progressed, and his current streak of five back-to-back third-place finishes prove this. A Calloway win at Indy would be hugely popular with fans.
The top five drivers in the GT4 championship are locked in one of the tightest points spreads we’ve ever seen, and nobody’s final spot on the board is guaranteed until the checkered flag waves on Sunday, and the Excel files are double-checked as there is a weekend points drop to be factored in.
Jason Bell (#2 GMG Racing Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT4) narrowly returned to the top spot in the championship with a strong drive to second in Race 2 at Sebring. Bell-who scored a win and a second at Indy in 2021-is excited about the weekend, noting that; “As Indy closes in, I go back to 2021 and realize what a special place this is. The history and all the mysticism of this circuit is amazing. And the difference in the pressure between the two years. In 2021 I was still chasing and on a winning streak. And the pressure was not as great as it is now. 2022 has been a battle, tense, pressure filled year with multiple podiums being taken away by other drivers late in the races with crashes which would have put me with a 30-plus point lead, but that is racing. I go into Indy charged, determined, and ready to repeat as the GT America powered by AWS GT4 Champion. I have one goal and that is to win both races and cap off an amazing season to repeat as champion. I am focused and determined to come out on top.”
Adam Adelson (#120 Premier Racing Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport) has the strongest momentum having been on the podium on all four of the most recent races, including a win at Road America.
Moisey Uretsky (#55 Accelerating Performance Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT4) isn’t far off from them, especially after his picture-perfect win in Race 1 at Sebring.
Ross Chouest (#50 Chouest Povoledo Racing Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT4) sits fourth in points based upon consistent points finishes including a three-race runner-up streak.
Robb Holland (#99 Rotek Racing Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport) had a solid three-race sweep between Nashville and Race 1 at Road America, before bad luck hit the team in Sebring.
Bell has 152 provisional points, the following four have 150, 135, 134, and 127, respectively. But, the GT4 points will be adjusted with the worst weekend being dropped. Heading into Indy, the adjusted points are Bell (146), Adelson (146), Uretsky (135), Chouest (132), and Holland (127) meaning just 19 points between first and fifth.
Beyond the five championship contenders, others likely to run up front include Seth Lucas (#016 Hattori Motorsports Toyota GR Supra) who swept the Watkins Glen weekend, and Elias Sabo (#8 Flying Lizard Motorsports Aston Martin Vantage AMR) who became the ninth different winner this season when he won at Sebring.
Between the narrow points spread and the fact that several drivers will also have their hands full also racing in Pirelli GT4 America, Indy will be the ultimate championship round. Chouest, Adelson, Sabo, Uretsky, and more will be dueling in four separate races and two qualifying sessions—plus practice—over just three days. It’s safe to say that if Adelson, Uretsky, or Chouest grab the championship, and finish well in Pirelli GT4 America, it will feel especially well-earned—some rest and relaxation will be well deserved in the off-season.
Those near Indy, join us at the Brickyard for an unforgettable experience like no other with access to the cars and stars of GT racing. Tickets are available here.