Udell, GMG Head to Penultimate Pirelli World Challenge Weekend at Sonoma Raceway

SANTA ANA, Calif. (August 27, 2015)- Following an impressive Pirelli World Challenge season in which he’s not only taken two victories, but also a podium finish in every race he’s finished, Global Motorsports Group’s (GMG) Alec Udell will return to the series’ penultimate weekend at Sonoma Raceway, just two days away.

“With the season winding down, we all want to finish strong,” stated Udell. “The last two event weekends have been incredibly special for me, and I’d like to continue that into this weekend. Sonoma Raceway is always a fun one, it’s a great venue and a fun layout, and we think it should suit us well. Passing there is incredibly tricky, and we’ve had great starts at our last few events, so if we can keep that going we should be right in the thick of the competition.”

Driving the No. 17 Euroworld Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 991, the 19-year-old is looking to continue where he left off last weekend in Utah, where he scored his second victory in the GT-Cup class of the season. Having missed several rounds of the championship due to an incident at St. Petersburg, victory and continued podiums are all the Texas native is after. So far in 2015, he’s taken 10 podiums in 11 starts which includes a podium in every race in which he’s seen the checkered flag.

Unfortunately, Alec will be the lone entrant for the team at Sonoma, with team owner James Sofronas being forced to sit out another weekend following an on-going back injury. While a nagging injury that has plagued him all season, the issue was re-aggravated during practice last weekend in another series.

Practice begins tomorrow, August 28, at 9:20AM ET, with race action taking place on Saturday, August 29 at 4:50PM PT. Race Two will take place on Sunday at 10:55AM PT. Live race coverage can be found world-challengetv.com.

About GMG
Founded in 2001 by James Sofronas, GMG has quickly established itself as North America’s premier performance tuning and racing facility. What began as a small 1,200 sq. ft. shop, maintaining two race cars, has grown into a 30,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art performance tuning, racing and service facility located in (Orange County) Santa Ana, California. The staff’s experience, attention to detail, and passion are what make GMG the choice of professionals and enthusiasts world wide. Whether you want to maximize the performance of your street car, or race wheel-to-wheel on both amateur and professional racing series across North America, GMG’s reputation for service and quality is unmatched.

Learn more at www.gmgracing.com

About Spyder
Spyder was founded by avid skier and outdoor athlete David Jacobs. He rose to world-class rankings as a competitive skier, and stayed connected to the sport he loves by coaching, designing related products, and building one of the most powerful brands in the industry. His dedication to the sport of skiing and the Spyder brand is as inspiring as it is intriguing. Spyder’s growth exploded over the turn of the century, and the company is now the largest ski-specialty brand in the world. David has recently discovered the adrenaline rush in racing classic Formula One cars, finding success – not surprisingly – in this new pastime. For a man who’s thrived on sports, technology, and professional advancement, the world is sure to see David go a few more times around the track.

Learn more at www.spyder.com

About The Thermal Club
The Thermal Club is the premier private motorsports facility in the world. In addition to 4.5 miles of members-only racetrack, the Club facilities include a fully amenitized Clubhouse and Village unrivaled in the motorsports world. All 4.5 miles of our exquisite racetrack are designed to push both amateurs and professionals to their limit, giving members the thrill of driving at peak performance amidst the endless desert skies. Featuring three different private circuit configurations, trackside villas, a motorsport village with a state-of-the-art clubhouse, tuning shop, a fuel island, as well as member storage garages, The Thermal Club will bring the country club lifestyle to Southern California’s diverse car culture.

Learn more at www.thethermalclub.com

About Mobil 1
Conventional oil is simply refined crude oil. Mobil 1 synthetic oil, however, is not only refined, but it is also distilled, purified, and broken down into its basic molecules. It is then rebuilt and added to, so that it can better protect against wear, high heat, cold weather and sludge buildup. Ultimately, this process helps your car’s engine run better for longer. You can explore more about these benefits below.

Learn more at www.mobiloil.com.