Scuderia Corsa has finalized its two-car driver lineup for this weekend’s TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season-ending Petit Le Mans, which will also see the team debut a new partnership with Sonic Tools.
The California-based squad will field a pair of Ferrari 458 Italia GT3s for the 10-hour race, with GT Daytona class championship contenders Bill Sweedler and Townsend Bell being rejoined by Jeff Segal in the No. 63 car.
The team’s No. 64 Ferrari, meanwhile, will be piloted by Jeff Westphal, Matteo Cressoni and Daniel Serra, while carrying primary sponsorship from Sonic Tools, which was recently announced as the official hand tools of IMSA.
“I’m happy to have Jeff Segal back joining Bill and Townsend,” said team owner Giacomo Mattioli. “I believe this gives us the best opportunity to not only win the season championship and NAEC for Scuderia Corsa, but also the manufacturer’s championship for Ferrari.
“We are also glad to have the No. 64 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458 Italia back, with a very strong driver lineup, thanks to our new sponsors Sonic Tools and Ferrari of Atlanta.
“When we won the GRAND-AM championship in 2013, we entered the final race four points behind the championship lead, so this feels familiar.”
Sweedler and Bell head into the title-deciding race only four points behind GTD championship leader Christina Nielsen, while also in contention for the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup.
“It’s amazing that the championship is so close after all of the racing we have done this year,” said Sweedler.
“The competition is very strong and we will have our work cut out for us to win the championship for Scuderia Corsa and Ferrari, and we are fortunate that Jeff is joining us for Petit Le Mans.
“We have enjoyed a lot of success together, so he’s the perfect guy to join us as we try to win the championship.”
In addition to its primary sponsorship for Petit Le Mans, Sonic Tools has also become a technical parter of the team and the Mattioli Automotive Group.
“There’s no better proving ground for SONIC Tools than the high-pressure environment of a race track where speed, efficiency and reliability count every second,” said Colby McConnell, Chief Marketing Officer, Sonic Tools.
“That’s why we’re thrilled to partner with a winning team like Scuderia Corsa and Mattioli Automotive Group to showcase our product line, both at the track and in their dealership operations.”