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Skeer Secures IMSA Scholarship for Porsche GT3 USA

Elliott Skeer secures IMSA Scholarship for Porsche GT3 Cup USA…

Photo: IMSA

Photo: IMSA

Elliott Skeer has earned the IMSA Scholarship to compete in a full season of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA, with additional support from Porsche and Yokohama.

The California native will race a full season in the No. 14 Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 Cup in the Platinum class.

The scholarship is awarded to a driver without past series experience. Skeer was one of five drivers invited to Porsche’s Young Driver Academy at Barber Motorsports Park last fall.

“It has been a goal of mine to competitively race Porsches at this level, and I am both humbled and grateful for all the help that I have received to make that goal come true,” Skeer said.

“Without the help of Jens (Walther) and everyone at Porsche, IMSA and Yokohama Tire, this would have not been possible.”

Added Randy Hembrey, senior series manager, IMSA Development and Single-Make Series, “Elliott demonstrated terrific potential during the Porsche Young Driver Academy, and we’re pleased with his decision to focus his racing effort in the IMSA paddock.”

Skeer made his Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge series debut at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, where he qualified on pole and finished second in the ST class in a CJ Wilson Racing Mazda MX-5.

The Porsche GT3 Cup USA kicks off next week at Sebring, with a doubleheader round.

Tony DiZinno (@tonydizinno) is Sportscar365's North American Editor, focusing on coverage of the IMSA-sanctioned championships as well as Pirelli World Challenge. DiZinno also contributes to NBCSports.com and other motorsports outlets. Contact Tony

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