MADISON, Wis. (Sept. 9, 2015) – Kelly Moss Motorsports and Colin Thompson will close their Pirelli World Challenge Championship GT Cup presented by MOMO Motorsport championship-winning season with the final round of racing Sept. 11-13 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
The 2015 season finale is set for a return appearance at the 11-turn, 2.238-mile jewel of a road course on California’s beautiful central coast.
Thompson already has clinched the Drivers Championship in the inaugural GT Cup season, earning 12 victories in 17 races and helping drive Kelly Moss to the Team Championship.
Work in the new GPX Driver Development Lab in Miami helped Thompson learn the circuit at Sonoma Raceway and grab his 12th win of the season two weeks ago. But he is more than familiar with Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
He has two podium finishes in his last four races at the famous track. Thompson earned a second- and sixth-place finish last season en route to becoming the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama Platinum Cup Driver Champion with Kelly Moss, which also won the Team Championship last year in that series.
The continuation of Thompson’s dominance this season has come due to his mature racecraft and driving skill, helped by continued coaching from Kelly Moss’ experienced staff. But the detailed, industry-leading car preparation by Kelly Moss, which breeds incredible reliability, also has been a pivotal factor.
Kelly Moss is one of the most successful, largest sports car teams in America. Fielding multiple cars allows drivers to improve more rapidly and race for championships due to multiple sources of data.
The team seeks to fill its championship-contending roster for the 2016 season. Interested drivers can visit the team at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca to see the team in action and meet with team officials
Round 18 of GT Cup will run with Round 20, the season-ending race for the Pirelli World Challenge GT and GTA classes.
The series finale is a headliner event, but multiple series will join PWC, including the Pro Mazda Championship, Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires and Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship powered by Mazda.
Round 18, a 50-minute race, starts at 1:35 p.m. (PT) Sunday, Sept. 13. There will be two practices, one Thursday and one Friday, with qualifying Saturday, Sept. 12.
The race will be live-streamed at www.world-challengetv.com and will air at 3:30 p.m. (ET) Sunday, Sept. 20 on CBS Sports Network. Live timing and scoring of all sessions will be available at worldchallenge.growsites.net.
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