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BAR1 Enters Two Prototype Challenge Cars

Brian Alder-led squad submits two full-season Prototype Challenge entries…

Photo: John Thawley

Photo: John Thawley

BAR1 Motorsports announced Thursday that it has submitted two Prototype Challenge entries for next year’s TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.

The Ohio-based squad is coming off a successful season in American Le Mans Series competition, having won the final three races and finishing second in the PC championship with drivers Chris Cumming and Kyle Marcelli.

With Cumming having signed with RSR Racing for 2014, team owner Brian Alder is still working to finalize the driver lineup for his pair of Oreca FLM09s.

“Looking back at 2013, I can’t say enough about the effort our team put forth,” Alder said. “To win the final three races of the season was a huge accomplishment. We finished on the podium a total of eight times this season. We proved week in and out we are one of the premier teams in the highly competitive Prototype Challenge class.

“Today’s announcement serves notice we’ll be back to finish the job. We want more wins and we want the championship.”

BAR1 joins CORE autosport, PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports, RSR Racing, Level 5 Motorsports, Performance Tech, Pickett Racing, Starworks Motorsport and 8Star Motorsports with confirmed season-long PC entries.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. Marc

    November 21, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    That gets us to the cap of 10 PC entries does it not?

    • Michael

      November 21, 2013 at 9:02 pm

      Don’t forget PR1!!!

    • Kevin

      November 21, 2013 at 9:20 pm

      I’m currently counting at least 12:

      BAR1 (2), CORE, Level 5 (2), Muscle Milk, Performance Tech, PR1, RSR (2), Starworks, and 8Star.

  2. James

    November 25, 2013 at 9:39 am

    I’m guessing one or more classes is expected to be under-subscribed. I think they can squeeze a couple extra LMPCs in there.

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