Madison, Wisc. (24 August 2016) – For Kelly-Moss Road and Race, the 2016 summer season has been a busy one for the all-Porsche race team. The organization participates in IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama, the Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA Series on the West Coast, and also in Porsche Club of America competition. In addition to the group’s racing endeavors, Kelly-Moss Road and Race continuously has various restoration projects going on back at the team’s home race shop.
The racing continues this weekend at Virginia International Raceway as Kelly-Moss Road and Race returns to IMSA competition for Rounds 11 and 12 of the 2016 championship. Once again representing Kelly-Moss in the Platinum Cup class will be Jesse Lazare (No. 21) and Bill Peluchiwski (No. 74).
With six rounds remaining on the 2016 IMSA calendar, Kelly-Moss Road and Race continues to lead the championship standings heading into the VIR event.
The team will arrive with some positive momentum coming from a double 1-2 finish at Road America as Lazare won both races and Jake Eidson finished second.
Last year at VIR, Peluchiwski led the Kelly-Moss charge in the first race of the weekend with a sixth place result, while Lazare led the way in Sunday’s race with a fourth place finish.
“We’re very pleased with the efforts we’ve seen from all of our drivers throughout the year,” said Team Principal Jeff Stone. “Jesse (Lazare) has continued to dominate this year – he’s only had two finishes in which he didn’t podium, and that’s saying something in a stout field like this. The competition is very tough, so to have the results that we’ve been having is a testament to not only our drivers but also to the Kelly-Moss Road and Race crew members that work so hard to have our cars so well-prepared.”
“Bill (Peluchiwski) did very well here at VIR last year so we’re eager to see what this weekend brings,” added Stone. “We were really impressed with Jake (Eidson) at Road America and we’re working on a program to see him back with us next year to fight for a championship. Good luck to Mike (Hedlund) who is racing over in Europe this weekend in ELMS. Our team spirit follows him there and we wish him the best of luck. We look forward to having the whole gang back for the final rounds at COTA and Petit Le Mans with Jesse Lazare, Bill Peluchiwski, Mike Hedlund, Kurt Fazekas, David Ducote and Wayne Ducote.”
In addition to the team championship standings, Lazare has taken a commanding lead in this year’s driver championship with a leading margin of 26 points.
The IMSA weekend begins with a promoter test day on Thursday. Official track action kicks off on Friday with two rounds of practice. Saturday will feature a morning qualifying session with Race 11 set to go green at 5:10 PM ET. Race 11 will take place Sunday morning at 11:05 AM ET.