Another two Acura cars for IMSA

There will be another two Acura NSX GT3 Evo 22 cars for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in the near future.

Wayne Taylor Racing will join forces with Racers Edge, where they will run a GTD car for the 12 Hours of Sebring, next month. The car will be an addition to the team’s regular DPi car. WTR has run GT cars for quite a few years, in various American series, and had quite some success doing that. The team will run under the Harrison Contracting Company banner.

Harrison Contracting Company Acura #93
Photo: Wayne Taylor Racing

Car #93 will have Ashton Harrison, Kyle Marcelli and Tom Long behind the wheel. Harrison has an SRO programme was Racers Edge as well, but she will be joined by her coach Long, who has coached her for the last few years. Marcelli was the 2019 GT3 Champion with the team.

Harrison has the SRO programme as the primary target for 2022, so Sebring is an on-off in IMSA for now.

Rick Ware Racing will return to sportscar racing, but without Cody Ware as one of the drivers. The team has opted to go for Ryan Eversley and Aidan Read for the two drivers. The plan is to do all the sprint rounds of the MSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The sprint races are all the remaining GTD category races for the rest of the year, except the three remaining Endurance races.

Eversley has raced for Honda/HPD/Acura for the past 8 years, and was part of developing the original NSX GT3, but has also raced in their TCR since then. Read has been associated with various BMW teams for the past few years, but without being an official factory driver. He has also worked as a race engineer for Rick Ware Racing in NASCAR, where Eversley and Read worked together during the 2021 season.

The next round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship is the 12 Hours of Sebring, which is run on 19 March 2022.

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