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Eversley Joins ST Racing BMW Lineup

Samantha Tan Racing with all-new lineup for Pirelli GT4 America…

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Ryan Eversley will take part in Pirelli GT4 America this year as part of ST Racing’s all-new two-car BMW M4 GT4 lineup.

The HPD driver on-loan will team up with Joe Rubbo in the No. 28 BMW for the two-driver SprintX-style series that kicks off at Sonoma Raceway next month.

Tomas Mejia and Bryson Lew, meanwhile, have been confirmed in the Canadian squad’s second BMW entry for the season.

Eversley, a former TC America TCR class champion, has worked with Rubbo in a coaching role, most recently in Ferrari Challenge North America.

“Joe and I have been working together for seven years and I’m really happy he asked me to join him at Samantha Tan Racing this season,” he said.

“STR is coming off some seriously strong results, as is Joe, so I’m confident we can get on the podium and hopefully have a chance at the championship.

“I also have to thank Honda Performance Development for allowing me to compete in the GT4 category and continuing to work with Joe. That really means a lot to me.”

Rubbo added: “2021 will be my first time racing in GT4 America and I couldn’t think of a better team to drive for than Samantha Tan Racing.

“They’ve won races and championships all over the world and I’m excited to join them and have my long-time coach and friend, Ryan Eversley, be a part of it as well.

“This will also be my first time racing a BMW after primarily competing in the Ferrari Challenge for much of my career.

“But the M4 GT4 is fast and easy to drive, and I believe will be able to help my transition into pro racing.”

Mejia and Lew are set to make history as the youngest driver lineup in series’ history.

The two 17-year-olds will share driving duties in STR’s No. 38 BMW.

“After completing a successful year in TCA, I’m confident that this team will be exceptional in transitioning me into a more powerful beast,” Meija said.

“They have proven themselves successful time and time again in SRO and in other series, and I hope to carry that success forwards.”

“At 17, this is my fourth year racing cars, starting with Formula Car Challenge, French Formula 4, and SRO TC America,” said Lew.

“My co-driver, Tomas Mejia, and I started kart racing against each other at eight years old. I’ll be balancing my racing with starting college at the University of Utah, in the Business Scholars program.”

In addition to its GT4 America campaign, STR is also slated for a full-season effort in Creventic’s 24H Series, having come off top class honors in last month’s Hankook 24H Dubai.

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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