Group-A Racing will have an additional entry at the Blue Marble Radical Cup event at New Jersey Motorsports Park this weekend with the addition of Pennsylvania native Robert Torres driving the team’s 2020 Radical SR3XX 1500, supported by Applied Aero Technologies & Wacker Orthopedics.
The 22-year-old has been involved with Group-A since his transition to cars. He participated in their development program, driving two seasons in the Lucas Oil Formula Car Series.
While doing that, he had testing opportunities with the team’s F4 US Championship Series programs, scoring a championship point during the Homestead weekend last year. He also earned the hard charger award that weekend having gained 16 positions from his grid spot.
This year he’s made the transition to sports cars after Group-A became the exclusive dealer of Radical Sports Cars for the Northeast region.
He has competed in two NASA North East events at New Jersey Motorsports Park, winning three of the four races he has entered. The last two races were on the Thunderbolt course at NJMP where the Radical Cup event will be.
Torres won both of those NASA races on that course.
“[I’m] happy for Robert to be able to go pro racing again with the Blue Marble Radical Cup coming to his home track of NJMP,” said team manager Jonathan Scarallo.
“He’s done a good job representing Radical on the club level showcasing the cars in a winning manner to those demographics. Now he’ll have a big challenge stepping up in the Blue Marble Cocktails Radical Cup.
“This series has become so tough competition-wise. It will be good for him to take that next step in his development.”
Torres will be one of three cars under the Group-A tent, joining Steve Jenks and Richard Durocher.
“The original plan was to only race three events in the NASA Northeast Series this year due to the budget, and to have it be a rebuilding year from that standpoint to be full time again in 2022,” Torres said.
“As the year progressed and I scored my first ever wins in a car, this opportunity came to make my Radical Cup debut.
“I am beyond grateful to Group-A Racing for everything they do on and off track and really guiding my career so far, as well as Applied Aerotechnologies and two new partners, Wacker Orthopedics and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia who came onboard this year.
“I feel more prepared than ever to get results for myself and for the team.”