CJ Wilson Racing will take another step up the ladder in the motorsport world.
After winning the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Championship, the team has bought an Acura NSX GT3, so they can compete in the GTD category in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
It will only be at selected rounds in 2018, with the team getting its debut at Sebring today, where testing is held this week, prior to the race debut at the 12 Hours of Sebring.
Marc Miller and Till Bechtolsheimer are the two first confirmed drivers, and a third driver will be confirmed in due course.
The team is planing on competing in the remaining rounds of the Tequila Patron North American Cup races at Sebring, 6 Hours at Watkins Glen and the 10 hours race at Petit Le Mans. They are hoping for a few more starts, but that is pending on the budget.
CJ Wilson Racing was formed in 2010 by the now former baseball star C. J. Wilson, who always has had an interest in cars and racing. He started racing in the Mazda MX-5 Cup series, as much as his insurance company allowed him, due to his baseball commitments. The team slowly developed into running other drivers and climb the motorsport latter. On top of running the racing team, he runs several car dealerships on the west coast and is planing on opening more in the future. He is hoping to be driving the Acura NSX GT3 car later this year – probably at the 24 Hours race at COTA, in November.
The 12 Hours of Sebring will be run on 17 March, with more than 40 cars expected to enter the race.