Heistand final Lexus driver

Richard Heistand will be the fourth and final full season driver at AIM Vasser Sullivan in the upcoming IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.

38 year-old Heistand has raced single-seaters in the past, participating in series like Star Mazda and Champ Car Atlantic. He has taken a break for the last few seasons, but slowly got back into racing in 2018, doing the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland and Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup.

Now is the time for him to jump into the Lexus RC F GT3 #14 fielded by AVS, where he will team up with Jack Hawksworth.

Frankie Montecalvo and Townsend was announced in the other car about a month ago. They have been handed the car #12. The number 12 has a special connection to team owner Jimmy Vasser, who won the Champ Car Championship in 1996 with that particular car number.

AIM Vasser Sullivan Lexus
Photo: AIM Vasser Sullivan

The four drivers have already been out testing for the first time, doing a tire test for Michelin.

Their next outing will be on 4-6 January, during the ROAR Before the 24 test, which will be run at Daytona International Speedway.

But prior to that, we will have the drivers for the endurance rounds announced.

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