23 Entries Set For GT America Opener In St. Petersburg
[Staff, 2023-02-27 02:00:00,
GT America begins its 2023 season on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida, where a field of 23 cars has signed up to enter the first round of SRO America’s multi-class sprint championship on 3-5 March. Supporting the IndyCar Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, the field is comprised of 12 GT3 cars competing in the ‘SRO3’ class and 11 GT4 cars.
Defending SRO3 Champion, George Kurtz, returns to the series to pilot the #04 CrowdStrike by Riley Mercedes-AMG GT3. After ten wins in 16 races last season, Kurtz enters 2023 as the favourite to repeat as series champion – but he’ll have stronger competition if the more robust SRO3 grid around him is an indication.
Last year’s championship runner-up Jason Daskalos, an SRO America/World Challenge veteran, has retired his first-generation Audi R8 LMS Ultra and reunited with CRP Racing for the first time since 2012 to drive their #27 Mercedes-AMG GT3, part of a growing contingent for Mercedes.
DXDT Racing will enter a pair of Mercedes, one for the returning Scott Smithson in #08, and another for Utah’s Jeff Burton in the #91, his first time representing the Silver Arrows and DXDT Racing.
Long associated with Acura and Honda, RealTime Racing have changed to Mercedes in alliance with Bartone Bros. Racing, fielding the #43 for past Pirelli World Challenge champion and sports car racing legend Andy Pilgrim, and the #427 for Anthony Bartone, son of drag racing champion Tony Bartone.
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