Tooele, Utah – Ian Lacy Racing adds a fourth car to its Pirelli World Challenge team with the addition of a Mazda GMX-5 for Jenny Gannett and G3 Racing. Gannett will make her PWC debut at COTA this weekend driving the #10 Mazda in the TCA class.
Hailing from Steamboat Springs Colorado, Gannett got her start in motorsports attending the Ford Performance Racing School with husband Frank Gannett. She moved on to compete in the NASA Utah series and won the 2017 ST4 championship in her #22 Miata. She also raced in the 2017 25 Hours of Thunderhill driving a Boss 302 fielded by the Ford School.
“I’m super excited to get started racing in Pirelli World Challenge!” said Gannett, “I’ve been watching Frank having all the fun racing in the GTS class and now it’s my turn. I’m also looking forward to getting some dry laps around COTA. We tested there a few weeks ago and it rained for three days straight!”
The team took delivery of its Mazda in December and has conducted several test days both at Utah Motorsports Campus and COTA. The #10 started life as a Global MX-5 Cup car and has undergone a few additions to bring it up to PWC TCA spec. The installation of a hardtop, 15” wheels, and a load of ballast were seen to by ILR technician Casey Barrett. Barrett will be managing the car throughout 2018 with assistance from John Stott of Mazda North America.
“I’m really happy to add the GMX-5 to our stable.” said Ian Lacy. “I have a long relationship with Mazda’s formula cars so it’s great to continue racing with the marque. I think it will be a perfect car for Jenny to compete in, she’s got a lot of laps in the older Miata so I expect she’ll be right on pace with the new car.”
Gannett’s first race will be on Saturday March 24th at 4:55pm. Links to timing and scoring as well as a live stream can be found at; world-challenge.com