TKO Motorsports will return to GT America powered by AWS competition with a two-car effort featuring Memo Gidley in a Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo and Dave Traitel aboard its Bentley Continental GT3.
Gidley will kick off the season in next weekend’s opening round on the streets of St. Petersburg, while Traitel will begin his campaign at Sonoma Raceway in late March.
The effort, which was last seen in SRO America competition in 2021, will again be run in conjunction with Flying Lizard Motorsports.
“Two years ago, we got our feet wet in the SRO series,” said Gidley. “TKO and I did a few races in the massively loved by fans Bentley GT3, which was so much fun, and we won a couple of races.
“The TKO team was a joy to drive for, giving me a great car that was race ready with the hard work and collaboration of Flying Lizard Motorsports.
“Now to be driving a full season with the TKO No. 101 AMG Mercedes GT3 with the collaboration of Flying Lizard again…awesome.”
Traitel, meanwhile is set for his professional debut in the single-driver, Bronze-rated series.
“I’m excited for my first race in SRO and am hoping to just be in the pack; I’d consider that a win and know that I’ve accomplished something for myself,” he said.
“I’m also so excited to see my friend, Memo Gidley, back where he belongs: behind the wheel racing. The smile on his face says it all.
“His deep desire to race envelopes his whole being, and it shows on the track. My friend was born to race. To see the hard work and determination during his recovery after his horrific accident in Daytona needed to be recognized to help him fulfill his life’s dream as a race car driver.”