Seven Aston Martin GT4 America runners looking to improve upon successes from last time out

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

After the sensational events at their last run out at Watkins Glen a fortnight ago, the now increased contingent of Aston Martin Racing customer team Vantage GT4’s make their way down to Florida this weekend for the penultimate round of the 2021 GT4 America Series from Sebring.

Like Watkins Glen, the entry list of thirty-one cars again lists the seven AMR Vantage GT4 crews that competed there for this weekend’s two-hour long Sprint X races after the 3R Povoledo Racing team joined the ‘party’ at Watkins Glen with the CSJ Motorsport liveried car that they had had on offer to any perspective clients since last season.

For these guys and drivers Aaron Povoledo and Ross Chouest, they only had about a week to become accustomed to their new #50 car going into the last round and what an entrance they made during the races even if their ultimate finishing positions didn’t quite reflect their pace.

For the #24 Heart of Racing AMR GT4 of Gray Newell and Ian James, Watkins Glen would be chalked down as their circuit of firsts after they secured their first series podium and then their first Pro-Am class win at that event. The #062 Silver Cup entry from the Dexter Racing team and brothers Ryan and Warren Dexter also claimed another class P3 finish during race 1 as did the #59 WR Racing Pro-Am Aston of Paul Terry and an AMR deputising Owen Trinkler in the same race.

Looking through the provisional entry list, all appears to be the same as Watkins Glen as Trinkler again replaces Brandon Davis aboard the #59 WR Racing car with Terry. Jason Bell/Andrew Davis continue to seek Sprint X success in their #2 GMG Racing Aston whilst Bryan Putt/Kenton Koch look to redress the missed opportunities from last time out in their #15 Bsport Racing Aston.

The previous new recruits, the Automatic Racing entry for Paul Kiebler and Mikel Miller complete the seven car AMR entry as they look for some more racing experience in will still only be their SRO third event in their #09 car.

Championship wise, the #15 Bsport Aston Martin did still close the gap slightly to the Pro-Am leading Nolasport car that only raced once at Watkins Glen due to personal commitments for one of the drivers and with four races still to go this season, nothing has been secured yet in that class.

In the Silver Cup Class, the two decent finishes for Dexter Racing still weren’t enough for them to reduce the gap to the leading team in that class and need something more of a miracle if they are to lift that crown in their debut AMR season.

As with any race around the Sebring circuit – the bumps will help sort the wheat from the chaff when it comes to winners and also rans!!

Photo credits – GT4 America / CSJ Motorsport / F Lagunas
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