Wilton, CT- Jerry Lustig will bring his Autosport Racing team to the American GT Challenge series. Lusting will compete in the newly developed International GT category. Autosport Racing will debut a recently built Acura RSX in the Ponce Grand...
Wilton, CT- Jerry Lustig will bring his Autosport Racing team to the American GT Challenge series. Lusting will compete in the newly developed International GT category. Autosport Racing will debut a recently built Acura RSX in the Ponce Grand Prix and Dominican Republic event, as well as a more complete schedule in 2005. The number two Acura will carry sponsorship from Acura of Denville, NJ.
"AGT seems to us to be a breath of fresh air in the racing world," said Lustig. "We at Autosport Racing are committed to GT cars and believe they offer highly competitive racing in cars that fans can readily identify with."
With the recently announced small bore class of cars in AGT, Jerry sees an growth potential in the import car segment. "The popularity of the ground-shaking V-8's is proven, and the potential for import-type cars may be even greater. Just looking at Import Drags shows how much support there is for these International cars," commented Jerry.
The team is currently under taking the testing and development of a new Huffaker Engineering built RSX. Engine development along with chassis setup have been a priority at each test session. Autosport Racing has found the biggest hurdle to overcome being that of a lack of camshafts for the engine.
Offered Lustig, "We've found a European company that says they can provide cams ground to our specs, and our engine builder is now working with them."
Jerry and his crew will spend the winter months refining minor details on the car. Items such as driver comfort, body panel molds, chassis development and the like will be accomplished.
Lustig views the IGT class with strong optimism. "We're really looking forward to the prospect of an IGT class in the series," commented Jerry. "The AGT staff has done such an outstanding job of launching both the AGT and now the IGT."
" I think the times are really "right" for a series that showcases the types of cars that the public has gotten excited about. Cars such as Toyotas, Acuras, Nissans, Mazdas, Porsches, etc. And what better places to get some early exposure than the island races that are planned," said Lustig.
The American GT Challenge series will bring both the AGT and IGT categories of cars to the events in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. The Ponce Grand Prix is scheduled for October 22-24, with the Dominican event set for October 29-31.
For more information on the AGT visit, www.americangt.com.