Kingsley is a full-time student at Western University in London, Ontario and is just as passionate about racing and entrepreneurship as he is education. Kingsley is no stranger to racing having amassed 16 championships, 53 race wins, 30 pole positions, and 96 podium finishes throughout his young career. Kinglsey is also no stranger to Porsche, having just completed his second season in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama, finishing 3rd in championship points.
Kingsley also competed in his first season of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA this past season, tying for 3rd in championship points after never racing any of the tracks on the schedule. It was a year of learning and excitement as Jeff claimed six podiums and one win in 2019. Kelly-Moss is excited to add Jeff to the 2020 roster as he embodies the Kelly-Moss spirit on and off the track and is known in the paddock for his great abilities, kind mannerisms, and approachability.
“After watching Jeff Kingsley both on and off track the last couple seasons I feel confident he is the young driver best suited to chase yet another championship with KMR, more importantly to represent Racing For Children’s and all our friends at Children’s Hospital of Alabama”, said KMR President Jeff Stone. “This should prove to be another exciting season in the IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge USA series and our driver line up should be pretty exciting as well.”
Kelly-Moss is looking forward to another successful race season coming off multiple championships in 2019 including the Platinum Championship, Platinum Masters Championship (back-to-back), and the GT3 Cup USA Platinum Team Championship. With a strong driver lineup heading into the the season opener – featuring Alan Metni, David Brule, Kurt Fazekas and Jeff Kingsley – anticipation is building as for the first time ever, the series will join the annual Streets of St. Petersburg event, dubbed St. Pete’s “Premier Motorsports Festival.”
We would also like to wish our previous drivers in the Racing For Children’s car Roman DeAngelis and Jake Eidson great success in their respective 2020 programs. Roman is driving a new Aston Martin in Weathertech after winning the 2019 IMSA GT3 Cup USA championships with KMR and the IMSA GT3 Cup Canada Championship with Mark Motors and Bestline Racing. Jake Eidson is looking to repeat his winning ways in the Lamborghini series coming off a championship winning season in 2019 in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo series.
The series opens its 16th season this weekend, March 13-15, with its inaugural visit to the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. As is the case at all eight stops on the 2020 GT3 Cup Challenge USA schedule, the series will contest a pair of 45-minute, single-driver sprint races on the weekend. After practice and qualifying sessions Thursday and Friday, the first race of the weekend – and the season – rolls off the grid at 9:45 a.m. ET Saturday. The second half of the weekend doubleheader starts at 11:10 a.m. ET Sunday.
Each race will be streamed live on IMSA.tv, with television coverage airing on NBCSN at 1 p.m. ET on Thursday, March 26 as part of a four-hour block of IMSA coverage.