Milwaukee, Wisconsin (August 1, 2011) —Jeff Courtney is getting ready to switch gears, behind the wheel of a Porsche GT3 Cup Car this weekend at the Mid Ohio Sports Car Course for Rounds 7 & 8 of the SCCA Pro Racing World Challenge Sports Car Wars. Courtney will joining James Sofronas’ Global Motorsports Group (GMG) Racing Team.
“I’m really excited to be hooked up with GMG and James Sofronas for the season. If anyone knows Porsches, it’s GMG,” said Courtney, who expects some early challenges but trusts that the GMG squad will make it an easy transition for him. “It is going to be a tough driving technique transition for me, as I have been driving a Viper for the last four years, but I look forward to the challenge” said Courtney.
It will be an adjustment for Courtney, who will be moving from the high-torque, front engine Viper to the more agile, rear engine Porsche.
“GMG is very excited to have Jeff come onboard and race one of our GMG Porsches,” said Sofronas. “I have been racing with Jeff for many years and have always considered him a professional on and off the track and look forward to racing up front with him. Jeff has always been competitive in whatever car he has raced but now it’s time for him to do it in a Porsche and we are anxious to get him up to speed.”
Courtney and the GMG Team expect an enthusiastic fan base at Mid Ohio, including long-time sponsors KENDA Tires and their guests. “It will be terrific having our KENDA supporters there again this year,” said Courtney. “They have been a tremendous support for me and I am looking forward to giving them a great race.”
Courtney will run the balance of the World Challenge season with Sofronas and the GMG Team, taking on Mid Ohio and the Infineon Grand Prix in August, as well as the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and the Petit Le Mans in September.
Headquartered in Orange County, California, GMG is one of the country’s premier performance shops for European cars, in addition to a top racing team that competes in Speed World Challenge, American Le Mans, Patron GT3 Challenge, in addition to supporting its customers at local club races and track days. To learn more about GMG and its line of performance parts and service for Porsches as well as other European cars, visit www.gmgracing.com.
This weekend’s double header will showcase races on both Saturday, August 6th and Sunday, August 7th