MT. JULIET, Tenn. (Jan. 27, 2004) - Wilson Racing will enter the SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT Championship in 2004 with veteran club racer Stan Wilson driving a Dodge Viper Competition Coupe. Support will come from confirmed sponsors...
MT. JULIET, Tenn. (Jan. 27, 2004) - Wilson Racing will enter the SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT Championship in 2004 with veteran club racer Stan Wilson driving a Dodge Viper Competition Coupe. Support will come from confirmed sponsors Carbotech Engineering, Green High Performance Filters and Roe Racing Development.
Wilson has won Championships in SCCA Solo and SCCA Club Racing. Two of Wilson's road racing Championships were earned driving a Dodge Neon ACR.
"Dodge and I have worked together in the past with great success at the club racing level," said Wilson of his partnership with Dodge. "It is fantastic having a manufacturer that really cares about its racing customer. Dodge has been very helpful with information and support for 2004. I look forward to a long racing future with Dodge Motorsports."
Wilson has been a successful frontrunner in various classes in SCCA National competition, NASA and HSR. He has won three SCCA Division Championships, three Tennessee Road Racer of the Year awards, won a silver medal at the 2003 Valvoline Runoffs®, and finished on the podium 59 times in 67 starts.
Ralph McCracken joined Wilson Racing, Inc. in late 2003 and he has been the driving force behind the successful construction of Wilson Racing's 2004 SPEED World Challenge GT effort.
McCracken is a veteran Porsche driver who won many races in competing in the Porsche Club of America, SCCA, and HSR. Wilson and McCracken teamed up in the Walter Mitty HSR race at Road Atlanta in 2002 for a 10th place finish in a 1973 Porsche 911s.
McCracken will race in some regional races and participate in testing and tuning of the Wilson Racing Dodge Viper Competition Coupe.
Wilson and the Wilson Racing Dodge Viper Competition Coupe will be featured on SPEED Channel's MotorWeek program. The MotorWeek episode will initially air on SPEED Channel April 16 and will be replayed six times throughout 2004. Be sure to check the local SPEED Channel listings for MotorWeek's air times.
The MotorWeek episode was filmed Jan. 21-22 at Roebling Road Raceway in Savannah, Ga. and it will cover the sponsors helping Wilson Racing in 2004 and all the details of the Dodge Viper Competition Coupe. In addition to SPEED Channel, PBS will also show the MotorWeek episode during the 2004 calendar year.
The SPEED World Challenge GT season will make its first standing start of 2004 at Sebring International Raceway for the fourth-consecutive year as part of the 52nd Mobil1 Twelve Hours of Sebring week March 17-20. In 2004, the series will visit Lime Rock Park, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Infineon Raceway, Portland International Raceway, Mosport International Raceway, Road
America, Road Atlanta Motorsports Center and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
For more information about Wilson Racing, visit www.wilsonracing.com. For more information about SCCA SPEED World Challenge, visit www.world-challenge.com.
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