Webster, NY – Coming off of back-to-back VIR trips in the past month, BERG Racing heads south once again for Touring Car round one of the 2017 Pirelli World Challenge Championships season.

Debuting the all-new 2017 Audi RS 3 LMS USA Clubsport, BERG Racing team drivers John Allen, JT Coupal and John Weisberg are thrilled to get the season underway.

“We’re excited to finally go racing in 2017,” remarked John Weisberg, BERG Racing team owner. “Months of offseason work are finally about to pay off – we’re very excited to debut our Audi TC program with John and JT.”

Allen and Coupal are equally excited to return to VIR for the TC season opener.

“I’m looking forward to getting back in the Micro Precision Components Audi RS 3 LMS at VIR,” said Coupal, a 16-year-old Rochester, New York native. “We had a productive test last month and learned quite a bit about the MPC Audi, and expect it to be competitive for the race. Hopefully the weather for the race weekend is just a touch warmer for the fans – and the drivers!”

John Allen expects an equally successful weekend, coming off of a productive pre-season test.

“I’m very excited to begin my Touring Car campaign with BERG Racing,” remarked Allen. “Our Audi RS 3 LMS was very good straight out of the box back in March at VIR, so we expect to be strong this time around. BERG Racing has put together a very impressive program for 2017, and if we judge our TCR-class podium run in the Dubai 24 Hours, we should have a great season!”

John Weisberg will return to the TC class in 2017 with an upgraded REDCOM Mazda MX-5 Miata, featuring a Quaife sequential gearbox – an upgrade he hopes will help add to the achievements of last year.

“We had a great test at VIR last month,” said Weisberg. “Both of our Audi customers became comfortable with the car, and I put a lot of laps on my MX-5. We’re excited to move forward with the Mazda program in my upgraded REDCOM Laboratories MX-5, while at the same time diversifying with our Audi RS 3 LMS program.”

Dinah Weisberg, President of REDCOM Laboratories, Inc. is optimistic about continued exposure possibilities in the Pirelli World Challenge, and the 2017 program as a whole.

“Two weeks ago I raced at VIR to achieve a third-place podium finish after spinning in the first lap of my race,” remarked Dinah Weisberg. “I’m extremely excited to see what the upgrades to John’s Mazda will mean to our overall performance this year. Our fans and REDCOM clients love the excitement of a winning season. Fresh cars, new challenges and a chance to push the limits and break out – we’re off to a great start!”

Follow BERG Racing on Facebook and Instagram. To watch race I and II of the 2017 Pirelli World Challenge TC championship, visit world-challenge.com/streamvideo. Touring Car race I begins at 1:05 PM EST Saturday, April 29, while TC race II begins at 2:40 PM EST Sunday, April 30, 2017.

About BERG Racing:

Located in Webster, New York, BERG Racing is Rochester’s premier performance, tuning and custom fabrication facility. BERG Racing provides racing conversions and diagnostic repair services for a wide variety of foreign and domestic street performance and track-oriented vehicles.

The team’s new 13,000 sq.ft. building houses a Mustang 4×4 dyno, over 30 different types of VP Racing fuel, a fabrication and roll cage construction shop, a repair area and storage for luxury and exotic collector cars.

BERG Racing provides track-side support and transportation to races and track day events and provides tech inspections for enthusiasts, car clubs and track day organizations.

About REDCOM Laboratories, Inc.:

For nearly 40 years, REDCOM has specialized in the design and manufacture of innovative communications products with a focus on interoperability, reliability, and security. Located in Victor, New York, REDCOM’s global customer base includes commercial telecom carriers, private networks, integrators, emergency responders, and government and defense agencies. For more information about REDCOM’s solutions, please contact a REDCOM customer advocate at sales@redcom.com, call +1.585.924.6500 or visit our website at www.redcom.com.

About Micro Precision Components:

For over 20 years, Micro Precision Components’ name is synonymous with high quality, high precision screw machining and outstanding service.

Every detail, from pre-production review to delivery of parts to your shelf, is given our full attention to assure we “do it right the first (and every) time.”

Customized parts need customized, flexible service and everyone at MPC excels at handling even the most detailed requests with ease and accuracy. We can develop one-of-a-kind supply chain programs giving you more control over your procurement process while ensuring your production has the right parts at the right time.

At the heart of MPC are the decades of experience our staff has in the high precision screw machine industry. We can reduce cost, lead-time, inspection efforts, and provide critical process improvements such as design for manufacturability.

At MPC, we treat our customers just how we like to be treated – with honesty, integrity and a desire to provide you with the highest quality production backed by our exceptional customer service.

Contact: Sam Kramer, BERG Racing Marketing & Public Relations Manager – skramer222@gmail.com