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Racers Edge, WTR to Field Acura NSX GT3 in Endurance Cup

Ashton Harrison, Kyle Marcelli, Danny Formal set for full Michelin Endurance Cup effort…

Photo: WTR

Racers Edge Motorsports, in partnership with Wayne Taylor Racing, will enter the GTD ranks of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship next year with a Michelin Endurance Cup entry featuring Ashton Harrison, Kyle Marcelli and Danny Formal.

The trio, at the wheel of a Harrison Contracting-sponsored Acura NSX GT3 Evo22, will be joined by Ryan Briscoe for the season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona.

The program comes after Harrison, Marcelli and Tom Long took part in this year’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring in a one-off GTD Pro entry with the Acura.

Harrison and Mario Farnbacher, meanwhile, won this year’s Fanatec GT World Challenge America powered by AWS Pro-Am class title in a Racers Edge Acura, while Marcelli and Formal claimed the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America Pro class title in a Wayne Taylor Racing-entered Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo EVO2.

“I’m thrilled to be back in the IMSA paddock with the full Endurance Cup schedule alongside Harrison Contracting and Wayne Taylor Racing,” said Harrison.

“It’s also very exciting to have Racers Edge back with us to tackle the season.

“Getting the opportunity to share our red Acura NSX GT3 Evo22 with my WTR teammates Kyle and Danny for a full season is going to be a hoot and having Ryan Briscoe join us as our fourth driver for the Rolex is very exciting.

“His experience and success in IMSA and at the Rolex speaks for itself. He’s a great addition to our team.

“We all have a great working relationship with Wayne Taylor Racing and Racers Edge and have high expectations for each other and the team going into the opening rounds at the Roar and Rolex.”

The Jon Mirachi-led Racers Edge squad, meanwhile, will return to top-level IMSA competition.

“I couldn’t be more pleased to continue to work with Ashton Harrison, such a bright young talent and Kyle Marcelli, an experienced veteran, both of whom are past Racers Edge championship-winning drivers,” said Mirachi.

“Adding in Danny Formal, a rookie who’s coming off a championship season in an IMSA support series, then topping it off with an accomplished veteran like Ryan Briscoe for Daytona gives us a really strong lineup to take on the challenge of the full IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup championship.”

WTR Vice President Travis Houge added: “It has been fantastic seeing Ashton develop over the years. Having her step in at Sebring last year and win a championship in SRO, this all ties it together.”

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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