GTSport Racing Ends Season on High Note, Enters HSR Competition
Marietta, GA – September 18, 2015 – GTSport Racing ended the 2015 Pirelli World Challenge GTS Season with a strong team effort at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca last weekend September 11-13, 2015.
Jack Baldwin had a tumultuous start to the 2015 season beginning with two difficult rounds at the season opener in Texas. Baldwin and team battled issues until seven races into the season they broke the cycle and captured a podium finish and a win at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. From there Baldwin began to climb slowly up the Championship points standings by demonstrating the consistency and strong finishes that GTSport Racing is known for.
Entering the final race of the season Baldwin was in a miraculous third place overall in the point standings. Although by a large margin, Baldwin had a shot at advancing to second place. Capturing his sixth pole position of the season for the season-finale Baldwin was ready to fight. A collision on the front-straight set caution flags out immediately and Baldwin was not able to make use of his brilliant standing start.
When the green flag dropped again two laps later the Aston Martin of Kris Wilson proved to be unmatchable as he drove past Jack and quickly gained a multiple second lead on the field. Baldwin was able to fight off a hard charging Andrew Aquilante in the race but not in the point standings. Baldwin captured a second place finish on the day and a third place finish overall. Baldwin is now four for four in overall top-three finishes in the GTS Driver’s Championship.
“2015 was one of the toughest but most rewarding seasons to-date. The GTSport Racing guys never gave up and overcame every obstacle. I am very proud to be this team’s driver, they are one of if not the best teams I have had the pleasure to drive for. I want to thank Motul and StopTech for their continued support as well as Umphrey’s McGee for jumping on board this season and supporting the program. We hope to be back bigger and better next year.”
McCall entered the final race in a competitive spot in the GTS point standings and as usual had demonstrated consistency throughout the entirety of the 2015 season. McCall bested his personal best lap times at each race track during each session. Additionally, McCall enjoyed some of the best battles of the entire season with competitor Preston Calvert.
McCall qualified his No. 72 GTSport Racing Porsche Cayman S on the 22nd spot of the GTS grid for Sunday’s season finale. McCall was able to avoid the front-stretch melee that took out multiple competitors immediately. With a clean car McCall settled in for a fight to the finish. Sticking a pass on Calvert early in the race, McCall was able to navigate through traffic and bring home a 19th place finish on the day.
“I enjoyed 2015 season,” said McCall. “My Porsche Cayman #72 did not miss a session, improved every session, and came home with all the same decals we opened the season, not a scratch. The season was capped off with the GTSport Racing Team being awarded the Team of the Year. This award was earned by all and well deserved. I was honored to be one of the drivers for this great team. I am looking forward to a few off weekends then doing an HSR series race with my son Brad in Savanah. We are looking to beat that 73 car in the enduro!”
McCall’s 2015 season culminated with a 13th place overall in the GTS Driver’s Championships, three Hard Charger awards, two Clean Pass Awards and one car without a scratch on it.
GTSport Racing now enters the world of Historic Sportscar Racing for the offseason. The team will campaign multiple different cars with Team Owner Jeff Urbina driving with Baldwin. The first event is the Atlanta Fall Historics this weekend at Road Atlanta where the Urbina will compete with his Porsche 914 and Jack driving the No. 73 Umphrey’s McGee Porsche Cayman S.
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