Change Racing Looks to Close IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Season on a High Note at Petit Le Mans
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Car: The No. 16 Change Racing XBOX / Monster Energy / Orion Lighting Lamborghini Huracán GT3
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Drivers: Corey Lewis, Jeroen Mul & Brett Sandberg
Broadcast Schedule: Watch the Motul Petit Le Mans LIVE Saturday, October 7th on FS1 and FS2.
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM FS1
11:30 AM – 2:30 PM FS2
5:00 PM – 9:30 PM FS2
Celebrating 20 Years: The Braselton, Georgia circuit is celebrating its 20th anniversary of the Motul Petit Le Mans. The 2.54-mile track, known for its striking elevation changes at the first and final corners, will play host to 10-hours of hard IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship racing.
The Return of Sandberg: Change Racing endurance driver, Brett Sandberg will make his return to the team for the fourth time this year. Sandberg, who is a full time Blancpain Series Pro-Am driver, will look to aid the team toward its first endurance podium result this season.
Enduring Endurance Events: The 2017 IMSA endurance events have provided many ups and downs for Change Racing. The team experienced its biggest disappointment at the Sebring 12 Hour as Change Racing was poised for a run to third before coming up short on fuel on the last lap. Having shown podium pace in the three endurance events this year, the team looks to use its improved results throughout the season to pull off another strong finish at Road Atlanta.
Corey Lewis: Lewis is no stranger to the 2.54-mile circuit at Road Atlanta having entered races the past three seasons. Just last year, Lewis pulled double duty racing in both the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship events. This year, Lewis looks to have a solid finish after a broken alternator belt kept the team from ending the season on a high note in last year’s race.
Jeroen Mul: Throughout the 2017 season Mul has shown his adaptability and patience to new tracks, having previous experience at only one of the 12 circuits on the IMSA schedule. Mul will continue his journey learning new American race tracks as he heads to Road Atlanta. Simulator and XBOX training will be a crucial part of Mul’s preparation leading up to the event. So far this season Mul has not only been able to show his ability to quickly learn each track’s layout, but also to learn them at a fast pace. Mul’s performance has also credited him with two TOTAL Pole awards this year.
Brett Sandberg: A combination of Sandberg’s driving achievements – 2016 Pirelli World Challenge Champion and 2017 Blancpain Endurance Championship driver – will be a huge asset to the team for the 2017 Petit Le Mans. Sandberg’s previous outing at Road Atlanta was in 2013 as he raced for Flying Lizard Motorsports and finished the 10-hour event fifth.
Jeroen Mul: “I can’t believe we are already at the last race of the season. With twelve races on the calendar, the end seems so far away but it has flown by. It’s been an amazing experience and I have been looking forward to that last 10-hours. Road Atlanta is another beautiful track that I am going to be preparing for on the simulator in the upcoming weeks. I am really looking forward to getting into another one of those long-distance races where so much can happen. We have shown that we have the potential to do very well in this championship and I am eager to end it on a high note.”
Corey Lewis: “Road Atlanta is one of my favorite circuits that we go to on the map. I am especially looking forward to getting back to endurance racing because I really do enjoy it. Last year we were really strong at Road Atlanta but we had a bit of a misfortune. Hopefully, this year we can turn it around and build off of the momentum that we have had in the past. We do have a fast race car, we just have to capitalize on everything and stay clean for those 10-hours.”
Brett Sandberg: “I am extremely excited to join the Change Racing team once again for the season finale at Road Atlanta. I will be returning from my final Blancpain race in Barcelona the day before so I will be sure to adapt quickly. I have plenty of experience at Road Atlanta as I competed in my first ever 10 Hour with Flying Lizard back in 2013. I am very optimistic for this race as the team has shown a tremendous amount of resilience throughout the season with a well-deserved win at VIR. We need a drama free, clean race and we will be sure to be standing on the podium at the end.”
After earning Team and Driver Championships in 2013, 2014, and 2015, the team grew in 2016 to also campaign in the IMSA WeatherTech Championship with the Lamborghini Huracàn GT3 in GT Daytona (“GTD”) Class competition. The team enters 2017 with a promising young driver line up with Corey Lewis and Jeron Mul sharing the driving duties on the No. 16 Monster Energy / XBOX / Forza / Windows 10/ Pertamina Lamborghini Huracàn GT3. Change Racing will also make its 5th consecutive Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo campaign as the team looks to extend its record of achievement in the category.
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