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Southern Jr., Paley to Split Driving Duties in SPM Mustang

Southern Paley Motorsports team co-owners to split driving duties for first two rounds of season…

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After announcing its plan to enter Mustang Challenge, Southern Paley Motorsports has revealed its driver lineup for the season opener at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and the following two rounds at Watkins Glen International.

Team co-owners John Southern Jr. and Sam Paley will take turns on race duty behind the wheel as SPM prepares for its debut in the all-new IMSA-sanctioned one-make series.

“I’m very excited to be racing in the inaugural round of the Mustang Challenge,” Southern said.

“It’s a great opportunity for us as a team to show what we are about in the paddock and to be a part of something great with Ford’s new championship.

“We have some great people onboard, and Mid-Ohio is a favorite of mine, so anticipation is through the roof.”

Paley added: “IMSA Mustang Challenge represents a fantastic platform for drivers to develop their careers, and for us, as a team, to grow our program.

“We have high aspirations for both Mid-Ohio and Watkins Glen, and we expect to be competing at the front.”

The inaugural season kicks off at Mid-Ohio on June 7-9.

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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