CRG – I Do Borrow has made the switch to a Nissan Altima Coupe for next month’s IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge race at Watkins Glen, it was announced Friday.
Sarah Cattaneo and Owen Trinkler sit fifth place in the Street Tuner class championship, which included class victory at Sebring in March.
“The team had an opportunity to bring Nissan back to the Continental Tire [Challenge], increasing the number of manufacturers participating, which will help broaden the spectator appeal and class competition,” said team principal Joe Cattaneo.
“Our success with Honda and the support we’ve received from Jeff Barrow, Manager Motorsports-Commercial Division, and Lee Niffenegger at Honda Performance Development was excellent. Honda will continue to be a tough competitor with excellent teams running the Honda Civic Si.
“However the allure of bringing back a top manufacturer into the series after the cars sat out the 2015 season, was just too tempting.
“Hopefully, we can apply all of the front-wheel drive knowledge that we have to the Nissan, and are excited to see how the car stacks up against the intense Continental Tire ST class competition at Watkins Glen and throughout the remainder of the season.”
Richard Kulach, Motorsports Marketing Communications for Nissan North America added: “Nissan is pleased that CRG will campaign a Nissan in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge this year.
“We are confident their decision to campaign the Altima will further contribute to successful seasons for CRG and Nissan Motorsports.”
The Nissan Altima Coupe that CRG will campaign was previously run by the popular Skull Candy team in 2013-14. Skull Candy participated in a different series in 2015.