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Wright Adds Laguna Seca to Expanding GTD Program

Adam Adelson, Elliott Skeer confirmed for WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, possibility for more IMSA sprint races…

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Wright Motorsports has expanded its partial season IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship program with Adam Adelson and Elliott Skeer to include next month’s round at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, with additional sprint races under evaluation.

The Ohio-based team, which currently sits third in the season-long GTD standings, had previously announced a Michelin Endurance Cup-only campaign along with the addition of this weekend’s Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach.

Team owner John Wright told Sportscar365 that a decision to commit to the two-hour and 40-minute race at Laguna Seca came about two weeks ago.

“We looked at the calendar and Laguna Seca is too valuable of a race to pass up,” Wright said. “We have assets while we’re out here.

“We’ve also been looking at the momentum that we’ve had. This experience is for Elliott and Adam to grow as drivers for their future racing. It’s truly a development year.

“There wasn’t any initial consideration of being in the points run. It was just strictly about learning. But after what they experienced at Daytona and Sebring, they want more of it.”

Wright said that additional sprint races could also be added to the program, alongside Adelson and Skeer’s already busy year that includes a full season Fanatec GT World Challenge America powered by AWS effort, also in a Wright Porsche 911 GT3 R.

Adelson and Skeer are coming off a sweep of the Fanatec GT America weekend at Sonoma two weeks ago, and prior to that, scored a class podium finish in the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Cadillac.

Additional WeatherTech Championship races would be possible due to the No. 120 Porsche having been registered as a full-season entry.

“We’re looking to do this to make a run for the GTD championship next year,” Wright added. “It’s a long-term partnership. But right now it’s all about gaining the experience for them. They’re taking a lot in this year.

“Elliott has never run Long Beach before while Adam got the opportunity in Carrera Cup last year, so he’s been around the track.

“A lot of these things are about building momentum for a solid run in the next couple of years.”

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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