JR111 finally get their two Vantage GT4s on track competitively

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Jr III Racing will make its World Racing League (WRL) powered by Hagerty debut at Daytona International Speedway June 9-10.

After multiple tests with the platform, the WRL weekend marks the first competitive outing for the Charlotte-based squad with the Aston Martin Vantage GT4. The team has raced at Daytona’s famed road circuit in IMSA competition and is looking forward to returning to the track for its WRL debut.

The June WRL race weekend will include a test day on Friday followed by a 14 hour race on Saturday.

Jr III Racing will enter two Aston Martins into the top WRL class of GTO competition. The No. 48 Safe N Lock Storage Aston Martin Vantage GT4 will be piloted by Marc and Tyler Sharinn and IMSA GT regular Mike Skeen. The sister car of the No. 68 Airbnb entry will see Rina Balogh, Greg Liefooghie and Jr III Racing WeatherTech driver Garett Grist.

“We are excited to get down to Daytona,” said Jr III Racing team owner Billy Glavin. “We help out with the Chandler School when they compete at WRL events, but this will be our first time competing with our own machinery and full crew in the WRL paddock. The competition seems pretty stout, but that should make for some fun and intense racing.”

Jr III Racing has been preparing for its competition effort with the new Aston Martin Vantage program with multiple test days, with one last test at VIRginia International Raceway before heading to Daytona in June.

Jr III Racing will open its shop for the team's first fan day on Thursday, May 25th from 10a to 12p in Mooresville, North Carolina. The team will have merchandise available as well as giveaways. 

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