IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
After back-to-back victories, Lexus and AIM VASSER SULLIVAN (AVS) look to carry momentum into this weekend’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race as the RC F GT3 takes on the longest circuit of the year at Wisconsin’s historic Road America road course on Sunday.
The AVS team enters Road America having won two consecutive IMSA races with co-drivers Jack Hawksworth and Aaron Telitz in the No.14 Lexus RC F GT3. The wins came in newly scheduled sprint races in July at Daytona International Speedway and Sebring International Raceway. The driver duo has combined to lead 120 laps (of 162) in the two IMSA races since returning to the track on July 4.
Hawksworth has made three career IMSA starts at Road America with his best GTD finish coming last year at the track when he earned a fourth-place result. He has also run the quickest GTD lap behind the wheel of the RC F GT3 twice at Road America, including in 2017 and 2019. Telitz will make his first IMSA start at his home track, however the Birchwood, Wisconsin-native has earned top-five finishes in five of six Indy Lights starts at the 14-turn, 4.048-mile Wisconsin road course.
“I’m looking forward to heading north to Road America this weekend.” said Hawksworth “It’s another storied circuit and one which makes for great racing. We are coming off the back of two wins, but we can’t take anything for granted. The competition will be tough, and we’ll have to put together a perfect weekend to come out on top again. Our AIM VASSER SULLIVAN team will be focused on getting everything right and making the most of our Lexus RCF GT3s.”
Telitz added, “I’m feeling about as good as can be rolling into my home race at Road America. This is also a home race for our sponsor Rice Lake Weighing Systems, so I’m excited to have them on the Lexus RC F GT3 this weekend. The AIM VASSER SULLIVAN…