• Tim Fullbrook

Wayne Taylor Racing and Racers Edge enter GTD PRO category for Sebring 12

The collaboration will see Acura join the PRO GT category for the first time in IMSA

Photo: Racers Edge

The two-time IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar champions will collaborate with SRO America team Racers Edge in the running of an Acura NSX GT3 at the iconic Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring.

The #93 Harrison Contracting Company car will be the first NSC to race in the fledgling all-pro class, with full-time SRO GT World Challenge America driver Ashton Harrison heading the three-pilot squad.

Harrison is a 2021 HPD Driver Academy graduate, and part of the WTR driver development program.

She's joined by Kyle Marcelli, who last raced in IMSA in 2018, scoring two GTD class wins with 3GT Racing's Lexus and finishing fifth in the championship.

Completing the lineup is 2018 IMSA TCR Champion Tom Long, a former prototype factor driver and Harrison’s long-time coach.

Jon Mirachi, President/CEO: “This is a really fun and exciting opportunity for Racers Edge Motorsports. Wayne Taylor Racing has tremendous experience and success in endurance racing and merging that with our expertise and experience with the Acura NSX GT3 is a great combination.

"Add in HPD’s unmatched technical support and we’re confident we have a really strong effort!"

Travis Houge, Vice President Wayne Taylor Racing: It’s an exciting time for Wayne Taylor Racing to be working in collaboration with Racers Edge. We have been looking for some time on a way to put together a GTD program. It’s the next level for the program that we currently run in Super Trofeo in order to give our drivers a place to grow and develop within the IMSA WeatherTech platform. Racers Edge worked really well with HPD and Ashton in the Academy last year and I think they fit the overall brand that Wayne Taylor Racing strives to present.

"The package we have put together is strong. Wayne, Jon and I have had discussions on how to move this program forward in the future with the hope of building a long-term relationship between all our companies.”

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