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  Intercontinental american GT Challenge

Triarsi Competizione Brings 3 Ferraris to SRO Lineup for 2022

After a victory in their first GT3 outing at the Fanatec GT World Challenge America powered by AWS Sebring race in October, Triarsi Competizione is set to enter three Ferrari 488 GT3s for full, 2022 SRO campaigns.

Team Principal and driver Onofrio Triarsi will be joined by Charlie Scardina in the Am division of the GTWCA series. Veteran professional driver, Ryan Dalziel, will join amateur, Justin Wetherill, in the Pro-Am class of GTWCA. Wetherill will also pilot a third Ferrari in the GT America powered by AWS championship.

Triarsi Competizione has been highly successful in the Ferrari Challenge series for over a decade, but 2022 will mark the team’s debut in a GT3 Championship series.

Onofrio Triarsi, Ferrari 488GT3 (#23): “I’m thrilled to lead the team’s expansion with our GT3 Program. Racing is in Ferrari’s DNA and as a dealer, driver and brand ambassador, I believe the track is the ultimate showcase for enthusiasts to fully experience all that sets Ferrari apart”

Ryan Dalziel, Ferrari 488GT3 (#37): “Triarsi Competizione has put together an amazing team for the 2022 season and the enthusiasm is quite contagious. I’m excited to be driving with Justin, who I coached in the Ferrari Challenge series, and really looking forward to bringing more Ferraris to the GTWCA field.”

Justin Wetherill, Ferrari 488GT3 (#13 #37): “Making the move to GT3 racing is a dream. It’s going to be a challenging season for sure, but I am really looking forward to being competitive in both divisions. I have full confidence in the cars and Triarsi Competizione. We’re all excited for what’s ahead.”

Alongside its SRO 2022 commitments, Triarsi Competizione will support multiple cars in the Ferrari Challenge North America series.

Triarsi Competizione will take part in all events of the 2022 SRO America championship.

Triarsi Competizione represents the motorsport division of Official Ferrari Dealers Ferrari of Central Florida and Ferrari of Tampa Bay. The team has delivered multiple championships in the Ferrari Challenge series including the team championship in 2020. Dealer and Team Principal, Onofrio Triarsi, began his racing career with Ferrari Challenge driver championships in both 2012 and 2013.

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Rescheduled Joburg Kyalami 9 Hour moves to February 3-5

This season’s Joburg Kyalami 9 Hour will now take place on 3-5 February 2022 at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit.

The event, which doubles as Intercontinental GT Challenge Powered by Pirelli’s season finale, was postponed last Friday as a result of international travel restrictions imposed on southern Africa following the discovery of the Omicron coronavirus variant.

After extensive consultation with teams and manufacturers the event has been rescheduled for February 3-5. The race will still take place on a Saturday, as is tradition, and avoids clashes with other major international endurance events. There is also sufficient time for cars, equipment and personnel to travel from South Africa to Australia for the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour where IGTC’s 2022 campaign begins three weeks later.

The safety of all participants and staff will take utmost priority when considering whether the Joburg Kyalami 9 Hour can go ahead on its rescheduled date.

Stephane Ratel, SRO Motorsports Group Founder and CEO: “Firstly, I would like to sincerely thank the international teams and manufacturers already committed to this season’s Joburg Kyalami 9 Hour for their cooperation and willingness to find solutions to such an incredibly challenging situation. Many have other commitments in early 2022 but are going the extra mile to help ensure the Joburg Kyalami 9 Hour can go ahead if conditions allow.

“It has not been straightforward, and we will continue to monitor the global response to Omicron closely, but I am optimistic that we have given ourselves the best possible chance of crowning this season’s Intercontinental GT Challenge Powered by Pirelli champions in South Africa. The Joburg Kyalami 9 Hour is a fantastic event and one that will be even more special early next year thanks to the collective resolve shown by our teams, manufacturers and partners. Motor sport’s fighting spirit is truly alive and well.”

Sthe Mabanga, Joburg Kyalami 9 Hour: “An international event of this stature requires the support of National Government, The Province, the City of Joburg, our Partners and the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit. Under normal circumstances it is an immense task that requires huge effort and collaboration. With the added complication of the Omicron coronavirus variant these partnerships have been put to the test. The support we have received has been truly amazing, showcasing the true South African Spirit and I would like to express our gratitude to all involved. The whole team is working hard to ensure a successful event on the new dates, and we look forward to welcoming the fans – See you at Kyalami.”

For ticket and further event information visit www.kyalami9hour.com.

Tickets already purchased for the event’s original date (3-4 December) will be valid on 4-5 February 2022. Please contact support@howler.co.za for all ticketing enquiries.

 

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Dyson Muscled His Way to First TA Title in 2021

Trans Am's Eight Weeks of Champions: Chris Dyson TA

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY (1 December 2021)- Perseverance paid off for Chris Dyson in 2021. After coming close for the last three years, Dyson brought home the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli TA championship following an outstanding season.

The Poughkeepsie, New York, driver won seven of the opening 10 races in the No. 20 ALTWELL CBD Ford Mustang, clinching the title with one race remaining. While Dyson missed the season finale at Circuit of The Americas to concentrate on family matters, late substitute Matthew Brabham took a dramatic last-second triumph to give the team its eighth victory. (VIDEO: Chris Dyson 2021 Season Highlight)

“Winning the championship was massive for me, personally, on a few levels,” Dyson said. “Trans Am has been one of the lynchpins of America road racing for decades, and to be alongside some of the great champions – many of whom I saw racing as a kid – it’s hard to put in to words how meaningful it is, being considered a Trans Am champion.”

Dyson raced in Trans Am for the first time in 2017, finishing 12th in Reed Kryder’s Cadillac CTSV, filling in for David Pintaric in a race won by fellow New Yorker Andy Lally.

Dyson fanned the full schedule in 2018, winning at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta among five podium finishes in finishing third in the championship behind Ernie Francis Jr. and Lawrence Loshak. Coming from top-level LMP1 and LMP2 (675) Prototype sports cars in ALMS, SRP and Daytona Prototype in Grand-Am, Dyson enjoyed the transition to the Trans Am race cars.

“In all the forms of racing I’ve been able to compete in, I raced in cars at the top of the tree for their respective style of racing,” Dyson explained. “I think when it comes to GT-level racing, the Trans Am cars are hands-down the most monstrous cars you could possibly be racing. The actual driving is so rewarding in the Trans Am cars because there are no driver aids. The cars demand a lot of you as a driver, and reward precision and aggression. There’s a nuance between the two that’s endlessly fascinating and challenging.”

The 2019 campaign saw him win races at Indianapolis, Lime Rock and Daytona among seven podiums, capture his first career TA pole at Lime Rock, and place second in the final standings, only 15 points behind Ernie Francis Jr. The pandemic-jumbled 2020 season saw him take third behind Francis Jr. and Tomy Drissi, while winning at Road America and the season finale at Road Atlanta.

His 2021 season started off on an ominous note, when Dyson spun during qualifying, changed tires and had to start 12th at the back of the TA grid for the opening race at Sebring. Gunning for an eighth-consecutive Trans Am crown, Francis Jr, won the pole in track-record speed and led virtually all the way before being passed by Dyson, who won the race on the final lap.

After taking fifth at Road Atlanta and Laguna Seca, Dyson added victories at Lime Rock, Mid-Ohio and Road America, placed third at Brainerd, and ended his season by sweeping the Watkins Glen doubleheader and clinching the title with a victory at VIR.

“There were so many highlights and some very memorable races,” Dyson said when asked about his personal highlights of the championship campaign. “Obviously, winning the opening race at Sebring from the last starting position on the last lap against a guy like Ernie France Jr. – who’s one of the best-ever Trans Am racers – was really satisfying and a great way to start the season.

“Also, winning at home – we swept our home races. Winning at Lime Rock in the rain was very rewarding, and going up to Watkins Glen and taking both ends of a doubleheader. To win at the two tracks I’ve considered home my whole career was tremendous, and those results put us in a great position to close the championship at VIR.

“Winning this year was particularly special because we did it with a great partnership with Greg Pickett – who himself is a Trans Am legend – and to come in and showcase the ALTWELL CBD brand for most of our victories this year was particularly satisfying.”

Unfortunately, family matters took priority for the season finale in Austin, but CD Racing again was up to the challenge. Brabham filled in at the 11th hour and beat Francis Jr. on a last-lap sprint to the checkered flag after chasing the South Floridian for the entire race. He is the son of Geoff Brabham, who raced against Chris’ father Rob Dyson in the glory days of the IMSA Camel GTP. (VIDEO: Chris Dyson Honors Gala Championship Acceptance Speech)

“I think Matthew did a terrific job,” Dyson said. “What can you say? He came in on short notice, having never driven the car before he sat in it on Friday, and by the end of the weekend he was a race winner. It was unfortunate that I had to miss the event, but Matthew stepped up, performed beautifully and in a lot of ways was an extension of a relationship between the Dyson and Brabham families that goes back decades. I was really proud of Matthew, he’s unquestionably a star of the future and has a really bright career ahead of him. It was a tremendous result for the team, and it underlines how strong our package has become and how good the team is, that we can win without me driving.”

For 2022, expect to see Dyson back in action in Trans Am.

“Right now, our priority is to come back and defend our Trans Am championship, and hopefully build on what we’ve done so far,” he said. “I know the competition is not going to rest easy, and we’re already eagerly preparing for 2022.”

The Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli is one of the longest-running championships in motorsport, and will celebrate its 55th season with a diverse 12-race 2022 schedule that will include multiple road courses, a roval and a street circuit.

Trans Am’s 2022 roster of races will be staged at legendary venues across the United States as part of SpeedTour, IndyCar Series and NASCAR events with the season kicking off at Sebring International Raceway February 24-27.

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  Sports Car Club of America 

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  • Catch Us On Tour? | SCCA Up to Speed

     

  • The 2022 season is going to be an exciting one for Time Trials fans as the Tire Rack Time Trials National Tour Powered by Hagerty returns with eight weekends on the schedule, plus the annual Tire Rack Time Trials Nationals Powered by Hagerty at NCM Motorsports Park. The fun begins in March and rolls right through to early November.

    The 2022 Schedule

    As always, the calendar is subject to change, but dates for the 2022 Time Trials National Tour program currently are as follows:

    - March 26-27: Carolina Motorsports Park; Kershaw, SC
    - April 23-24: Eagles Canyon Raceway; Decatur, TX
    - May 12-15: Time Trials Nationals @ NCM Motorsports Park; Bowling Green, KY
    - July 1-2: Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park; Thompson, CT
    - July 16-17: GingerMan Raceway; South Haven, MI
    - August 6-7: New Jersey Motorsports Park; Millville, NJ
    - August 27-28: Pittsburgh International Race Complex; Wampum, PA
    - October 29-30: Buttonwillow Raceway Park; Buttonwillow, CA
    - November 5-6: Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta; Braselton, GA

    What’s Different for 2022?

    New for 2022 is where the season begins, which will be Carolina Motorsports Park. Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park then makes its return to the schedule with a date in early July that coincides with a long Independence Day weekend. And New Jersey Motorsports Park is back on the schedule with a stop slated for early August.

    The other change of note concerns the West Coast visit to Buttonwillow Raceway Park. Time Trials National Tour activities have been moved to late October for that venue, which should give California’s Central Valley some time to cool down before Time Trials drivers heat up the track. Things could get a little spooky, too, as the new date falls right before Halloween.

    Sharing the Experience

    Did you know most SCCA Time Trials National Tour events are open to spectators? In many cases spectator entry is free of charge, making Time Trials National Tour weekends a great way to share the SCCA experience with friends, neighbors, co-workers and family members.

    Speaking of sharing, our friends at Global Time Attack will be sharing a weekend on track with Time Trials National Tour in August at New Jersey Motorsports Park, creating a terrific opportunity to scope really neat and quick machinery on course.

    A shared experience will also take place during “mashup” weekends at Pittsburgh International Race Complex, Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta and Buttonwillow Raceway Park. It is at these events where the Time Trials National Tour shares the circuit with Summit Racing Equipment SCCA Road Racing action. These events often also include either track day lapping sessions, a RoadRally, an autocross or sometimes a combination of the three — making for a showcase for several Sports Car Club of America pursuits.

     

     

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    trans am seriesSports Car Club of America

    2022 Trans Am West Coast Schedule



    April 22-24           Trans Am SpeedFest (WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca)*
    April 30-May 1     Sonoma SpeedTour (Sonoma Raceway) *
    June 10-12          The Ridge SpeedTour (The Ridge Motorsports Park)
    July 15-17            Portland SpeedTour (Portland International Raceway)
    Oct. 14-16           Utah SpeedTour (Utah Motorsports Campus) ^
    Nov. 4-6               Austin SpeedTour (Circuit of the Americas) *

    *Combined National and West Coast Event

    ^Doubleheader 
     

     

     

     

     

    Time Trials National Tour 2022 Schedule

    March 26-27: Carolina Motorsports Park; Kershaw, SC
    - April 23-24: Eagles Canyon Raceway; Decatur, TX
    - May 12-15: Time Trials Nationals @ NCM Motorsports Park; Bowling Green, KY
    - July 1-2: Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park; Thompson, CT
    - July 16-17: GingerMan Raceway; South Haven, MI
    - August 6-7: New Jersey Motorsports Park; Millville, NJ
    - August 27-28: Pittsburgh International Race Complex; Wampum, PA
    - October 29-30: Buttonwillow Raceway Park; Buttonwillow, CA
    - November 5-6: Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta; Braselton, GA

     

     Intercontinental american  GT Challenge

     

    2022 INTERCONTINENTAL GT CHALLENGE POWERED BY PIRELLI

    R1 – February 25-27 – LIQUI MOLY Bathurst 12 Hour (Australasia)
    R2 – July 28-31 – TotalEnergies 24 Hours of Spa (Europe)
    R3 – October 7-9 – Indianapolis 8 Hour Presented by AWS (North America)
    R4 – December 1-3 – Joburg Kyalami 9 Hour (Africa)

     

     
     


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