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Eversley Joins Atlanta Speedwerks Honda TCR Effort

Eversley switches to Atlanta Speedwerks for Michelin Pilot Challenge campaign…

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Ryan Eversley will make the switch from LA Honda World Racing to Atlanta Speedwerks for the 2021 IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge season, joining Greg Strelzoff in the No. 94 Honda Civic Type-R TCR.

Eversley, who will bring sponsorship from Dinner with Racers and Lemons of Love, join the previously confirmed Brian Henderson and Robert Noaker, who will pilot the No. 84 Honda.

Both Eversley and Strelzoff have had success in Pilot Challenge competition, with Eversley being a multiple podium finisher and has most often been behind the wheel of a Honda and Acura over the past five seasons.

Strelzoff has been away from the IMSA paddock since 2016 but earned six podium finishes in the ST class during the 2013 to 2016 seasons.

“I’m pleased to be joining Atlanta Speedwerks for 2021 and since I’m from Atlanta myself, I think it’s a perfect fit!” Eversley said.

“Greg and I have known each other for several years and battled in the ST class quite a bit so I think we will gel pretty quickly.

“We’re both extremely motivated to get the No. 94 Honda Civic TCR on the top step of the podium and, based on the performance of this team had last year, I think we’ll be strong.”

Strelzoff said he’s aiming for class wins this year.

“It’s the only thing I didn’t do in the previous years,” he said. “I am excited to try the new TCR cars, and definitely to open for such a well-known and respected driver in Ryan.

“I hope I can turn the car over in good condition and position for Ryan to get us on the podium.”

While initially exploring a three-car effort, Atlanta Speedwerks will start the season with two Honda TCR entries.

“Between our drivers and our crew members, this is the most experienced that Atlanta Speedwerks has been entering a season,” said team owner Todd Lamb.

“Jonathan Braswell and Jason Hoover will serve as car engineers, and we’ve added Rob Baker as team manager with his multi-car experience in IMSA.

“It’s all with the goal of putting together a talented crew that can help us win races and perhaps a championship. We’ll need everyone to bring their ‘A’ game to the track to do that.”

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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