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.
Round one of the 2017 Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge is upon us. The opening round, as usual, will take place on the afternoon of Friday, January, 26 and will act as the curtain-raiser to the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona.
Are their parallels between playing professional baseball and motorsport? Porsche has teamed up with CJ to explore just that. As you can see below, the video has been a huge hit it just a matter of days with hundreds of thousands of views, shares and comments.
CJ Wilson Racing concluded it's first test of the 2017 season at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday, January 8th. It was a busy and highly productive effort with six hour-long sessions over three days.
CJ Wilson Racing today announced a partnership with Houston based Winward Racing whose drivers will join CJWR for all ten rounds of the 2017 Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge. Open-wheel and GT veteran Damien Faulkner will partner with 24 year-old Russell Ward in the team’s GS-Class #35 Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport backed by Techemet LP, a World leader in automobile catalytic converter recycling and precious metal trading services based in Pasadena, Texas. Reserve driver Bryce Ward may also drive in selected events during the season.
CJ Wilson has announced a multi-level dealership agreement with British specialist auto manufacturer, Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) Limited and CJ Wilson Racing team. The partnership will see CJ Wilson Racing and Entertainment become the exclusive dealership and service facility for BAC’s Mono supercar in the Arizona and North Texas markets.
McLaren Scottsdale is proud to announce our first ever 2 day track event at Inde Motorsports Ranch.
Saturday, November 26th: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday, November 27th: 9:00am – 3:00pm
The best way get to know your McLaren is to experience the power, handling, brakes, aerodynamics, and F1 technology all in the safe and legal manner that only the controlled environment of a race track can truly provide.
The ninth round of the 2016 Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge was going pretty much according to the script until a rear suspension failure undid all of the outstanding work done by Danny, Burkett, Marc Miller and the whole CJWR crew both under the hauler and in the pits.
With a measured and controlled run to third place at Road Atlanta's series finale, David Hoch, ("LMR Harmonic"), clinched the inaugural CJ Wilson Racing Cayman Cup Presented by Logitech G. His podium finish was his eighth in ten races and it halted a run of three successive race wins for the Chicago based racer. His four total victories was the most by any competitor in the Championship run by The Online Racing Association (TORA) for the Forza Motorsport 6 platform. Hoch wins a full race set up from the Series presenting sponsor, Logitech.
The rain has stopped and the ticker tape has finally been cleared away giving us time to reflect on a landmark victory for CJ Wilson Racing at Virginia International Raceway last weekend.
The #33 ONE Capital Management/Motor Oil Matters CJ Wilson Racing Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport broke it's Continental Tire GS Class duck today at Virginia International Raceway. In a masterful performance in changing conditions, Marc Miller lead the final 45 minutes of the race which was severely hampered by an enormous rain storm.
Since 2014 CJ Wilson Racing has retained the services of the renowned automotive designer, Andy Blackmore. His design work has set CJWR apart from the field ever since. Whether it is with his exciting base designs featuring CJ's 'star' signature or his his use of a wide variety of finishes in a single design, Andy always produces memorable work.
CJ Wilson Racing today announced that Continental Tire Series regular, Justin Piscitell will join the team for Round 7 of the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge at Road America. The 27 year old from Patterson, New York will fill in for Tyler McQuarrie in the #35 Chicago Blackhawks/Safecraft Porsche Cayman as the Californian has a clashing Formula Drift commitment. Piscitell will race alongside regular driver, Till Bechtolsheimer
The CJ Wilson Automotive Group and CJ Wilson Racing today announced a partnership with the Chicago Blackhawks, who will become the primary sponsor of the race team’s #35 Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport for the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge event at Road America. The car will compete in the colors of the Chicago Blackhawks Charities.
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.