Lites: Inspire Motorsports rebrands name to CORE Autosport

Inspire Motorsport has announced that the team will be re-branded as CORE Autosport Currently, CORE autosport fields three cars in the Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Championship. The team is leading both the Team Championship and the Driver's ...

Inspire Motorsport has announced that the team will be re-branded as CORE Autosport

Currently, CORE autosport fields three cars in the Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Championship. The team is leading both the Team Championship and the Driver's Championship with Charlie Shears in the #21 car.

Based in Rock Hill, South Carolina, CORE autosport is well positioned to take advantage of the motorsport resources found in the greater Charlotte area.

CORE autosport aims to achieve success through strategic investment in equipment and personnel. "We started with a good foundation from the acquisition of Inspire Motorsports. In less than three months we have equipped a race shop and assembled a quality crew of guys", states Morgan Brady, Team Manager of CORE autosport. The proof is in results.

Since taking over Inspire Motorsports, the team's drivers have won 7 podium positions including 2 wins, 3 second places and1 third as well as winning 3 pole positions. "I am not going to make any bold claims about where this team is going to be in three or five years, but I will say the future looks bright", reflects Morgan Brady.

CORE autosport's drivers are confident that on any given weekend they have the right equipment to win races. Gary Gibson, driver of the #13 car and owner of Perfect Pedal, "The car preparation and setup are what helped me win pole position and a flag-to-flag win at Lime Rock."

"I feel like I always have the car setup that will give me the best opportunity to win, said Charlie Shears, championship leader in car #21 and owner of SDI Realty. "So far the team has been awesome at providing me everything I need to win and enjoy the experience at each race."

The team has been working hard at the shop to prepare of the unknowns that are inevitable during a race weekend. "We have already seen the results of our attention to detail", stated Jonathan Bennett, CORE autosport Team Owner and driver of car #54. "Having a car prepared so that it is easy to drive at the limit with minimal changes during the week is our main objective".

Jonathan Bennett also owns Composite Resources, a precision design, prototype and manufacturer of composite solutions. "It has always been my dream to own a racing team, so I'm ecstatic that we're having such a great year", said Bennett. "And the fact that we can produce Carbon Fiber motorsports components might be useful to the race team as well".

CORE autosport is an organization focused on providing high caliber racecar preparation and driver development. We specialize in supporting the unique needs of our drivers to help them achieve success. From car preparation and race engineering, to trackside hospitality and corporate entertainment, CORE autosport can deliver. www.coreautosport.com

THE COOPER TIRES PROTOTYPE LITES CHAMPIONSHIP was developed to support the American Le Mans series, the premier prototype and GT endurance racing series in the world. The series features global race car constructors Elan Motorsport Technologies, West Race Cars, and Van Diemen Motorsports, IMSA Lites offers racers from around the world the opportunity to compete at historic racing venues like Sebring International Raceway, Road Atlanta and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. www.prototypelites.com

COMPOSITE RESOURCES, Inc. is an award-winning design, prototype and manufacturing organization in Rock Hill, SC specializing in composite material solutions. Composite Resources helps their clients turn product ideas into solutions made with composite materials. Composite Resources is ISO 9001:2008 certified and AS9100B certified for the aerospace industry. Composite Resources serves the Military, Medical, Motorsports, Aerospace and Industrial markets. www.composite-resources.com

-source: core autosport

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Series IMSA Others
Drivers Charlie Shears , Jon Bennett , Gary Gibson
Teams CORE autosport