Two more Aston Martins join to witness the Volt Racing AMR battle it out for season honours at the Michelin Pilot Challenge finale

Wednesday, September 21, 2022


Three Aston Martin Racing Vantage GT4’s are set to showcase at the final round of the 2022 IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge event at Road Atlanta next weekend at the running of the tenth and Championship deciding round of the series.

Having started way back at Daytona at the tail end of January, we have seen the #7 Volt Racing AMR of Alan Brynjolfsson and Trent Hindman (joined by other teams from the AMR stable come and go) as the bright yellow livered car has mounted a concerted effort throughout the season to be leading the GS Class going into this final round.

Their last round of the Series at VIR back in late August saw the team having to conduct an amazing exercise in damage limitation after having their engine cut out just as Brynjolfsson’s minimum drive time was coming to an end. Although the car was recovered back to the paddock and returned to the circuit, they did finish four laps down to the winner BUT their Championship rival also suffered with incident during the race to finish only a few places ahead.

As the teams congregate at the circuit for next Fridays final two-hour race of the season, it will be a straightforward two car shoot-out between the #7 Aston Martin and the #56 Murillo Racing Mercedes AMG GT4 of Eric Foss to battle it out to determine the eventual class victor as just 160 points separate the two crews.

Joining the #7 car amongst the thirty-nine-car grid (of which twenty-five will be GS (GT4) class cars) will be the #09 Automatic Racing prepared Stoner Car Care AMR as well as a debut IMSA for the API prepared Aston Martin of Moisey Uretsky

The #09 will also be featuring a revised driver line up as Rob Ecklin stands aside (for business reasons again) to allow youngster Casey Carden to take the wheel alongside long-standing Bronze Cup entrant Ramin Abdolvahabi. Having skipped rounds of the series through personal preferences and been involved in other cars accidents and incidents at others, the #09 car still searches for their first Bronze Cup win of the season with high hopes being placed upon these two individuals.

That leaves a car and crew more recently known to be participating within the SRO’s GT America and GT4 America Series as Accelerating Performance Team bring their bright yellow liveried #39 AMR Vantage GT4 of Uretsky and Justin Piscitell into the fray for a racing introduction into the IMSA series after their SRO commitments this weekend at Sebring.

It will be exciting, and it will also be all decided by the fall of the chequered flag next Friday!

Photo credits - Teams



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