Round 5 of the 2016 Continental Tires SportsCar Challenge at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park saw CJ Wilson find the podium but once again the team from Austin missed out on the elusive top step as the #33 ONE Capital/Motor Oil Matters Porsche finished runner up for the second time in three races.
Marc Miller spent many of his formative years in competing North of the border in Canada. He has raced numerous times at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park or Mosport as it was when he first came here. Ironically, local boy, Danny Burkett, has never driven at the 2.459 mile track so we asked Marc to give us a corner-by-corner tour of this fantastic and historic circuit.
For the second consecutive race, CJ Wilson racing had all four of its drivers on the podium and for the second consecutive race, those drivers were left surrounding the top step. While it would be churlish to bemoan two more Top 3 finishes, it is also fair to suggest that the nature of the 'defeat' at Watkins Glen International was such that the drivers will not forget it any time soon.
Friday morning's 45 minute practice session at Watkins Glen International saw both CJ Wilson Porsches take turns at the top of the time sheets with Tyler McQuarrie ultimately taking the top spot in the #35 New Balance/Safecraft Safety Equipment car ahead of teammate Marc Miller in the #33 ONE Capital/Motor Oil Matters machine.
The Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge entrants had one 45 minute session on the brand new surface at Watkins Glen International on Thursday. For almost everyone, it was a chance to get to grips with the new characteristics of the classic Upstate New York track.
Round 3 of the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca was another big step forward for CJ Wilson Racing, the team did everything it could but just came up short of overall victory.
Safecraft Safety Equipment is the leading fire suppression system with applications throughout motorsport and beyond. CJ Wilson is delighted to partner with Safecraft and Tyler McQuarrie as he spreads the Safecraft message to #RaceEverything.
CJ Wilson Racing has teamed up with The Online Racing Association to create the Cayman Cup, a ten race series on Forza Motorsport for the Porsche Cayman GTS tuned to race just like our real race cars.
After a single entry for the season opener at Daytona International Speedway, CJWR adds a second entry for a select program of races in 2016, starting with Sebring. Tyler McQuarrie returns to the team along with British rookie, Till Bechtolsheimer.
The 2016 Continental Tire Series kicked off at Daytona International Speedway with a new look for CJ Wilson Racing. CJWR took the brand new GS Class Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport to the podium in it's global debut with great performances from Danny Burkett and Marc Miller.