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Enerson Joins PR1/Mathiasen for Daytona

RC Enerson completes PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports lineup for Daytona…

Photo: PR1/Mathiasen

Photo: PR1/Mathiasen

Open-wheel driver RC Enerson will complete PR1/Mathisen Motorsports’ lineup for the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the team confirmed on Wednesday, ahead of this weekend’s Roar Before the 24.

The 19-year-old Indy Lights graduate, who took part in three Verizon IndyCar Series rounds last year for Dale Coyne Racing, will join Tom Kimber-Smith, Jose Gutierrez and Mike Guasch at the wheel of the team’s new Ligier JS P217 Gibson.

“Before this opportunity, I was primarily focused on the open wheel side of racing and making my way to the IndyCar Series,” Enerson said. “I’m still working on other IndyCar prospects for the 2017 season, but wanted to find a home where I could continue to race now.

“My driver coach was able to put me in contact with Bobby [Oergel, team owner]. We met in Sebring a few weeks ago during a test, and we decided PR1 would be a great fit.

“Now we’re excited to see what we can do on the sports car side of things at Daytona.”

Enerson will get his first laps in the LMP2 contender at the Roar this weekend.

The car, meanwhile, will carry primary sponsorship from Austrian-based e-cigarette and vaping company Von Erl for Daytona.

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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