SCOTT HARGROVE TO REJOIN AT VIR FOR THE REST OF THE SEASON
Coming off their first win at the shortest track of the season, Pfaff Motorsports will be looking to replicate that success at the IMSA series’ longest circuit, when the Toronto-based Porsche customer GTD team visits the 6.515-km (4.048 mi) Road America circuit this weekend from August 2 to 4.
It was just two weeks ago that the GTD team captured it’s first IMSA WeatherTech victory in one of the series’ closest finishes, when Porsche Young Professional Dennis Olsen (NOR) crossed the finish line just 0.01 seconds ahead of the competition. This week the Pfaff team will welcome Young Professional, Australian Matt Campbell, who will join Pfaff’s Zach Robichon (CAN), currently sitting seventh in the overall standings and fourth in the sprint cup championship.
“We’re really excited to get back on track after Lime Rock,” said Steve Bortolotti, Pfaff Motorsports’ team manager. “The team has performed amazingly well all season, and we’ll be leaning on that momentum and our previous experience here to take advantage.
“We’re also looking forward to having Matt [Campbell] join us for this weekend,” Bortolotti continued. “Any time you can have a driver of his caliber that’s an asset – and paired with Zach and Scott’s experience here, we have a lot of valuable information to work with going into the weekend.”
In his young history, Campbell has a list of career highlights including a class win at his 24 Hours of Le Mans debut in 2018; this season, he captured a stunning overall victory at the Bathurst 12 Hours, and was Vice-Champion in the 2019 World Endurance Championship Super Season.
Pfaff regular Scott Hargrove (CAN) will continue to provide trackside and radio support for the drivers, returning for the balance of the season starting at Virginia International Raceway.
“Scott has been a great support over these last couple weeks,” Bortolotti said of the longtime Pfaff driver. “We owe much of this program’s success to him – including our 2018 PWC Sprint Championship, so to be able to have an additional driver on the wall provides us with that much more knowledge – but we’re looking forward to having him back in the car at VIR.”
The action kicks off at Road America this Friday at 11:30 am ET with practice one, and qualifying underway on Saturday at 12:35 pm. The two-hour, 40 minute IMSA Road Race Showcase goes green at 1:35 pm ET on Sunday, August 4. Viewers can catch the action live on the Discovery Velocity channel in Canada, and the NBC Sports network in the USA (subscriptions may apply).
Excerpts from Pfaff Motorsports press release
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