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Atlanta Speedwerks Suspends IMSA Program

Team planning comeback to series in 2023 with GS class program…

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Atlanta Speedwerks has suspended its IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge effort for the 2022 season.

The two-time TCR class-winning squad from last year has instead has placed “renewed” focus on continued SCCA, Porsche Club of America and amateur endurance racing programs this year.

The business operations team is developing plans for a GS class effort in IMSA competition in 2023.

The team swept the pair of Watkins Glen races last year, with Ryan Eversley and Todd Lamb winning the four-hour race in the No. 94 Honda Civic Type-R TCR and Brian Henderson and Robert Noaker capturing the two-hour race victory one week later in the No. 84 entry.

“Our goal as a race team was to develop a program in IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge that would be competitive, and we accomplished that,” said team owner Lamb.

“As we focused on the business in both the long and short term, it makes sense to take a small step back, continue our professionalism with our amateur and pro-am customers, and try to come back with an even bigger program in 2023.”

The 2022 season is already underway for the team, which ran back-to-back SCCA race weekends at Homestead-Miami Speedway and Sebring International Raceway in January with drivers Lamb and Kyle Haney.

“While we will miss all of our friends in the IMSA paddock this year, we have a very busy year planned with our other programs,” Lamb said.

“There are so many people to thank for the success we have had the last three years, but especially Pagid, Sabelt, Lemons of Love, and Brian Henderson and his family, who were all with us from the beginning.

“We’re looking forward to getting back to IMSA with a GS program in 2023.”

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