CarBahn with Peregrine Racing will make the switch from Audi to Lamborghini machinery as part of its step up to full-season IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship competition next year.
The California-based team has announced that Robert Megennis will join Jeff Westphal at the wheel of the No. 39 Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo for the entire WeatherTech Championship schedule.
The team made its GT Daytona class debut in the IMSA WeatherTech Sprint Cup races this year with an Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo driven by Westphal and Richard Heistand.
“It’s exciting to be entering the full 2022 WeatherTech Championship with Lamborghini as our partner,” said team owner Mark Siegel.
“The Huracan is the sister car to what we ran in the Sprint Cup last season, so our development work from 2021 should carry over and give us an extremely competitive entry.
“We’re also looking forward to seeing a great new driver, Robert Megennis, behind the wheel of the GTD car with Jeff Westphal.
“Our program will continue to include entries in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge GS class, and we will be bringing on new corporate sponsors this season to join us as our team grows and we set our sights on even more ambitious achievements.”
Megennis, who served as Vasser Sullivan Racing’s Michelin Endurance Cup driver this year, will move into to full-time GTD competition after a season in Indy Lights.
The 21-year-old finished seventh in the open-wheel series but will turn his attention to sports car racing on a full-time basis.
“I’m eager to apply all that I’ve learned from racing in Indy Lights and from running the 2021 Michelin Endurance Cup to my first full year in sports cars,” he said.
“Peregrine is an amazing team, Lamborghini is an incredible manufacturer, and I cannot wait to partner with someone as talented and experienced as Jeff.”
Westphal added: “We got our feet wet in the IMSA Sprint Cup for 2021 and now we are moving into the full IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, meaning that we add the crown jewels of sports car racing to the list—the Rolex 24 at Daytona, The 12 Hours of Sebring, Motul Petit Le Mans and Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen.
“I am personally excited for the addition of new partners and relationships heading into 2022, not the least of which is our switch to Lamborghini, a brand with an aggressive and proven platform in years past that we’ll carry into the coming years.
“This team has such a talented core group of individuals, and I know we are all eager to put 110 percent effort into the full season of IMSA competition.”