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D3+ Transformers Set for Long-Awaited Debut

Dawson Racing entry to run Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen, WeatherTech 240…

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Dawson Racing is slated to make its long-awaited IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship debut, having confirmed a LMP3 entry for the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen and WeatherTech 240 races at Watkins Glen International.

The father-and-son-run team of Ian and Simon Dawson will campaign its D3+ Transformers-sponsored Ligier JS P320 Nissan for drivers Theodor Olsen, Ben Devlin and Dominic Cicero.

Initially announced in 2017 as an LMP2 campaign for the following WeatherTech Championship season, the program has been apparently resurrected and will make its debut at Watkins Glen next week.

The team plans a “private testing program” prior to the race.

“We’re very happy to finally roll out the D3+Transformers race program,” said team CEO Ian Dawson.

“Simon and I have worked on this concept for a number of years and have now got the program where we want it and finally getting on track at Watkins Glen with IMSA.

“The support and faith Hasbro has shown us on this collaborative project has been incredible and we can’t wait to have the Transformers car on track and launch the brand to the racing world.”

The car will carry the No. 84 to represent the year that the Hasbro brand, Transformers, was conceived. 

No word has been given on additional races beyond the Watkins Glen double-header.

“The D3+Transformers racing platform has been a long time in the making,” said Matt Proulx, Vice President, Location Based Entertainment.

“Ian and Simon have expanded the D3+Transformers concept over time and we are truly ecstatic over the direction that they have taken it.

“We appreciate their focus on family values and how diligently they have worked to create the most exciting and engaging program for the Transformers brand and the most ideal way to get it launched on track.

“We’re very excited to the D3+ Transformers race car compete at Watkins Glen.”

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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