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.