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Performance Tech Finalizes LMP3 Lineups, New Partnership

Performance Tech sets driver lineups for two-car Ligier JS P3 Nissan effort…

Photo: Blake Blakely

Performance Tech Motorsports has confirmed the lineups for its two-car Ligier JS P3 Nissan effort in IMSA Prototype Challenge, including a new major partnership with a nationwide motel chain.

Blake Mount and Daniel Goldburg will pilot the No. 6 Ligier, sponsored by Motel 6, with Cameron Cassels and Max Hanratty set to pilot the Florida-based team’s No. 75 entry beginning with next weekend’s three-hour season-opener at Daytona.

Mount is set for his second season of IPC competition with Performance Tech.

“There are so many reasons that it means the absolute world to me that Motel 6 is supporting my 2020 run for the championship,” Mount said.

“If I had to pick a place to start, it would be the fact that everyone I have met and worked with thus far at Motel 6 has been very genuine and honest.

“I am thankful for the opportunity to represent Motel 6 on the racetrack.

“As a driver, the championship will always be my central focus, but I’ve grown to realize how grateful I am to be able to wear the blue, red, and white of Motel 6 while I chase that goal.”

Cassels and Hanratty, meanwhile, will compete as a pairing for the first time, in part due to the series’ new two-driver mandate that requires at least one Bronze-rated driver in each lineup.

Hanratty had served as Mount’s co-driver during their 2019 campaign.

Cassels is coming off winning the Jim Trueman Award in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship LMP2 class and is set to again pull double-duty in 2020.

“The 2020 season is shaping up to be super exciting,” Cassels said. “I am happy to say that I am back with Performance Tech Motorsports in the No. 75 Ligier.

“For 2020 I am also happy to announce I will be sharing a car with Max Hanratty. Max and I drove together at the Michelin SportsCar Encore back in November. We both share the same determination to push ourselves and the team for results which should make for a great year.”

Team principal Brent O’Neill added: “I think Max and Cameron are a really smart pairing for 2020. They both know the LMP3 car well so they can focus on the championship.

“Cameron has shown massive improvement over the past two seasons, so now it’s time just to dial it in and focus on specifics for Le Mans.

“Max was a great teammate for Blake last year, and I have no doubt he’ll be just that this year.”

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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