Charleston, SC – Autometrics Motorsports is returning to the Pirelli World Challenge Series in a big way for the 2017 Sprint X season. After running select GTA events in 2015 and 2016, highlighted by a podium finish at Mid Ohio last year, Joe Toussaint will return as a full-season driver in our GTC class Porsche GT3 Cup. Co-driving with Joe will be Cory Friedman, podium finisher in PWC TC and IMSA CTSC ST. Joe’s acclimation to professional-level racing combined with Cory’s extensive experience going back to 2000 constitutes a team with the talent and resources to fight for the Championship.
“I’m happy to be back racing in the Pirelli World Challenge in a Porsche. I am excited about the SprintX format and I’m very fortunate to be racing with Cory. With Cory’s talent and commensurate speed I am hopeful of strong results. I had a little taste of success last season with a podium finish (3rd) at Mid-Ohio in GTA and am eager to find my way back on that stand!” said Joe Toussaint.
In addition to sponsorship from Arcturus Development Partners, the team will continue Joe’s close association with and support for PRISMS (www.prisms.org) and the National Ability Center (www.discovernac.org). PRISMS is dedicated to providing information and support to families of persons with Smith-Magenis Syndrome. Joe’s son Patrick was born with this rare genetic disorder. The National Ability Center empowers individuals of all abilities by building self-esteem, confidence and lifetime skills through sport, recreation and educational programs.
“We’re really excited to be back with the Pirelli World Challenge group,” said Gordon Friedman, principal of Autometrics, “and eager to see Joe and Cory get a chance to capture the GTC title.” The SprintX calendar includes World Challenge’s Touring Car (TC) series races, and Autometrics will also be supporting RacerInk’c TC-class Cayman effort driven by Cody Ellsworth, who scored multiple podiums and wins in TC with Autometrics Motorsports in 2015.
About Autometrics Motorsports – Autometrics is a family operated independent Porsche race and service facility located in Charleston, South Carolina. Lead by Gordon Friedman, one of the premier Porsche race engine builders in the US, Autometrics provides race preparation and track support for amateur and professional drivers at events all of the country and in Canada. For additional information, please visit www.autometricsmotorsports.com