Still fresh off of their 2015 success, Goldcrest Motorsports is gearing up for their next big move. The team has respectfully backed down from their technical partnership in the Pirelli World Challenge to focus their 2016 efforts solely on the IMSA platform.
Following last weekend’s Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge finale, it was announced that Goldcrest Motorsports will continue their partnership with Strategic Wealth Racing in 2016.
Given their satisfaction with the series, the Kennesaw-based squad has elected to open up options for a second program under the Goldcrest Motorsports banner.
“We didn’t know what to expect for our first year in the series, but couldn’t have been happier with the experience. We’re very excited to continue our role with Strategic Wealth Racing. So much, that we’d like to see another see another Cayman under our awning in 2016,” said Goldcrest Motorsports Partner, Steve Cosgrove.
In addition, the team is anticipating a two-car effort in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama.
“I’ve always been a fan of the IMSA ladder system and given our level of dedication and experience with Porsche cars, I couldn’t think of a better place to be”, said Goldcrest Motorsports Partner, Bob Sanderson.
“We’ve been exclusively Porsche since day one and know exactly what it takes to provide a strong package for development and success.”
This would be Goldcrest Motorsports’ first return to the series since their dominant performance in 2010. That year, the group claimed the Platinum Cup championship after winning 10 out of 14 races.
The same year, they also took a second in the Gold Cup championship with nine podiums in fourteen races.
“Goldcrest Motorsports switching to IMSA full-time would benefit both us and our customers,” continued Sanderson.
“Our crew members who were previously on the World Challenge effort carry a long history of endurance experience. They would be on site to work on the Porsche 991 GT3 Cup cars and then take on pit stop duties during the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge races.”
While the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship hasn’t been ruled out, the team has no current plans to contest in the series.