Know How: GT America powered by AWS

Know How: GT America powered by AWS

SRO Motorsports America welcomed the GT America powered by AWS series in 2021 for what proved to be a highly competitive inaugural season. The series provided SRO Motorsports America with a link to its past as a single-driver sprint race format and a home for some of the more modern cars in the SRO portfolio.

GT America powered by AWS features a single-driver 40-minute sprint race format reserved for Silver and Bronze-rated drivers, making this series a gentleman driver favorite. The series includes three classes segmented by car type- GT3, GT2, and GT4. The single-driver teams represent major names like Audi, Aston Martin, Porsche, Ford, McLaren, and Toyota on the grid. Each race weekend provides challengers with two sprint races making for a thrilling three days of on-track action.

The output created by the engine alongside varying power and drivetrain configurations easily differentiates each car specified per class. The GT2 car is the heavy hitter with the most power and downforce created, followed by the GT3 and finally the GT4. While looks also provide a giveaway for what class the auto belongs in so do the side number panel and rear bumper number panel via label and color. The GT3 decal panel is red, GT2 is blue, and the GT4 is yellow. 

Mercedes AMG continues to be a favorite of the drivers and teams fielding cars in the 2023 season as it claims the most entries for the GT3 Class. Aston Martin takes top honors with the most entries in the GT4 Class. The GT2 Class is up for grabs when it comes to manufacturer domination. You can also catch some of the biggest names in racing when it comes to stand-out teams such as Flying Lizards Motorsports, CrowdStrike by Riley, Heart of Racing, and many more on the grid. 

With the minimum car count hovering over 20 cars and the maximum count tipping into 30 cars, the wheel-to-wheel action is sure not to disappoint on race day. GT America powered by AWS also stands out as the only SRO Motorsports America series to take on two street courses over the course of its season. Catch the grid in St. Petersburg, Florida for its kickoff event and on the streets of Nashville, Tennessee.

In 2022 the series saw George Kurtz with CrowdStrike Racing by Riley Motorsports take home the GT3 Class championship having been challenged but rarely defeated. The GT4 Championship went to Ross Chouest of Chouest Povoledo Racing who fought to the final race of the season for his crown. Finally, CJ Moses of GMG Racing took home the win in the GT2 Class Championship after an accomplished season.

HOW AND WHERE TO WATCH

The 2023 calendar kicks off with the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, a street course the series shares with the INDYCAR Series. Then the GT America powered by AWS series joins the host of SRO Motorsports America championships at Sonoma Raceway, NOLA Motorsports Park, Circuit of The Americas, and VIRginia International Raceway before taking on its second street course in Nashville, Tennessee, for the Music City Grand Prix with the INDYCAR Series again. The season then finishes with appearances at Road America, Sebring International Raceway, and Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The races are streamed live on GT World via YouTube and Twitch, with CBS Sports supporting through airing live and time-delayed broadcasts of each race. To watch past seasons or previous races, the GT World YouTube page is perfect for reliving the action.

  • GT MACHINERY MIX
  • TWO, 60-MINUTE RACES PER WEEKEND
  • CLASSES: SRO3, GT2, AND GT4
  • TWO STREET COURSES
  • LIVE YOUTUBE COVERAGE 

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