Now that Christmas has come and gone, drivers and teams all across the country are preparing for the next big holiday event, the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Though it may not be an officially recognized celebration, this showcase of speed brings the best automotive minds in the world to the high banks of Daytona to chase the greatest present of all; victory!
This year, Automatic Racing is prepared to take the inaugural IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Series by storm utilizing not one, but two Aston Martin Vantage GT4s in 2014. The team has been competing in the GS class of the Grand-Am Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge since 2002, and the 2007 GS championship team has a long history of success with both competition and car development, earning numerous race wins and podium finishes during the past twelve years.
Following the success of their first Aston Martin entry in 2012, Automatic Racing felt the time was right to add a second car to their stable. The No. 99 Automatic Racing Aston Martin will carry title sponsorship from Invisible Glass, who has been a partner of the team for three years.
Confirmed drivers for the 2014 season include team alumni Rob Ecklin in the No. 99 Invisible Glass Aston Martin, with additional drivers o b announced at the Roar before the Rolex 24.
Development is an integral part of Automatic Racing’s program, and they have been doing extensive testing with the Aston Martin Vantage GT4 during the past two years. The team recently completed two private tests at Sebring International Raceway—a track that requires a unique setup—in preparation for the series debut there in March. Automatic Racing will do further testing and development throughout the 2014 season.
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