DXDT Racing’s David Askew and Aaron Povoledo will team up in a RS1-supported Porsche Cayman for the next two IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge rounds, as part of a joint effort also involving Kensai Racing.
The No. 63 Porsche, to be run under the Kensai/DXDT Racing banner, will take part in this weekend’s race at Watkins Glen, as well as the two-hour round at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park next month.
It will mark Askew’s Continental Tire Challenge debut, after previously competing in Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America, Pirelli World Challenge SprintX and NASA club racing events.
The Utah-based DXDT team recently purchased a Mercedes-AMG GT3, with initial plans to enter the car in PWC this year, although that has yet to materialize.
“I’m excited to run a longer format race and be in the car for a longer stint as I prepare for my debut GTD races,” Askew said. “More traffic, real pit stops, multi-class racing… all seems like a great challenge.
“I’m a huge fan of the series and can’t wait to get out there.”
Povoledo added: “I’ve very grateful to Alan Skek at Kensai Racing, Justin Bellinzoni at RS1 and of course David Askew of DXDT for coming together and making this deal happen.
“I’ve always loved ST racing and I believe the Continental Tire Challenge is the perfect training ground for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
“I think this will be a fantastic experience for David and DXDT Racing.”
The team is expected to make further announcements about its planned GT3 program in the coming weeks.