June has been a busy time for CJ, which has seen him spend all of it in Europe. His almost month-long trip began with his first ever visit to the mighty Spa-Francorchamps circuit in the heart of Belgium's Ardennes Forest. This would be exciting enough if he was simply spectating, but CJ was there to race in the 2017 Henderson Insurance Brokers LMP3 Cup for United Autosports.
McLaren today announced a partnership with CJ Wilson Racing which will see the Austin based sportscar team organize and promote one of the qualifying rounds of the British marque's innovative gaming initiative, the World's Fastest Gamer. The unique agreement will deliver global audiences and interest from both traditional Motorsport fans and those new to the sport – a key priority of the programme.
This morning at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, CJ Wilson Racing announced a commercial and promotional partnership with HD Radio. This season-long deal will see the HD Radio brand feature on all of the Austin based team’s Porsches competing in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge and the IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama.
The twenty one mile journey from the CJ Wilson Racing race shop in Austin to the Circuit of the Americas takes approximately twenty minutes. The fact that the team haulers can leave the shop on the same day that they are due to load-in at the Austin track adds additional days of preparation time for the team and crew who are now already in what feels like mid-season mode.
With an almost seven week gap between Sebring and this week's events at Circuit of the Americas, it would be easy to assume that the CJ Wilson Racing drivers would be taking advantage of the early season down time.
CJWR's Porsche racer, Till Bechtolsheimer, loves racing classic and historic cars. He embraces the challenge of narrow tires, live axels, leaf springs, drum brakes, non-stop wheel spin, pre-selector transmissions, turbo lag and the numerous other characteristics of cars dating from the thirties to the early eighties.
With a month to go before the IMSA Continental Tire Series arrives in CJWR's home town of Austin, Texas, the team and drivers spent a two days at the 3.427 mile track testing both the Cayman GT4 cars and CJ's GT3 Cup Challenge USA 911.
Following a memorable post Thanksgiving event at Inde Motorsports Ranch, McLaren Scottsdale will host its second track day at the magnificent Spring Mountain Motor Resort and Country Club, in Nevada, on May 21st and 22nd.
Round One of the 2017 Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge delivered an almost perfect start to the season for CJ Wilson Racing. While the top step of the podium proved elusive, filling the other two spots there felt like a win for everyone concerned.