MADISON, Wis. (May 11, 2015) – Kelly Moss Motorsports will take its passports and head north of the border for Rounds 8 and 9 of the Pirelli World Challenge Championship GT Cup presented by MOMO May 14-17 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP) in Bowmanville, Ontario.
Kelly Moss driver Colin Thompson will be back behind the wheel of the No. 11 Porsche 911 for the next two rounds of action after winning both races April 24-26 at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama.
The team will search for its fifth straight win and seventh overall at the challenging, 2.459-mile, 10-turn high-speed track.
“It’s definitely not a track for the faint of heart,” Kelly Moss Vice President Jeff Stone said. “It’s by far my favorite track in North America because it’s a complete roller coaster. The track suits Colin’s driving style and we have a great setup for it, so it should be an incredible weekend.”
Last season Kelly Moss and Thompson took home two second-place finishes from Canadian Tire Motorsport Park while competing in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama.
Thompson’s biggest competition could come from Sloan Urry, Kelly Moss-TruSpeed Autosport partnership driver. Urry won the first race of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA double-header last July at CTMP, also known as Mosport. Other top contenders include Alec Udell and Phil Fogg Jr.
“Sloan’s been driving well, but so have Alec (Udell) and Phil (Fogg Jr.),” Stone said. “They’re all right there, and it could be anyone’s game. It’s anybody’s guess how it will turn out because at Mosport, it just takes one lapse of attention, and your day can be done.
“It takes intense concentration, and that’s where we can get our edge. Our team stays sharp when we continue to do what we do. We’ve had a couple weeks off since Barber for PWC, but we’ve had no downtime. We are always running, testing and improving, and that’s how we stay mentally sharp.”
Thompson and Urry are 1-2 in the GT Cup standings, with Thompson holding a 824-606 edge in points.
This year’s PWC event will co-headline the Victoria Day SpeedFest, the official kick-off to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park’s season, with the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series. In addition to these two series, the event will feature four Canadian racing series. The traditional Victoria Day Weekend fireworks display will take place Saturday evening.
The GT Cup action will start with a 45-minute practice at 9:35 a.m. (ET) Friday, May 15, followed by qualifying at 3:05 p.m. The first race will start at 1:15 p.m. Saturday, May 16 with the second race of the weekend at 3 p.m. Sunday.
Both races will be streamed live at www.world-challengetv.com. Live timing and scoring will be available throughout the weekend at www.world-challenge.com. A tape-delayed telecast of the two rounds will air at 5 p.m (ET) Sunday, May 24 on CBS Sports Network.
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