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Adelson, Skeer Confirmed in Second Wright Porsche

Pirelli GT4 America race-winning pair step up to Fanatec GT World Challenge America competition…

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Wright Motorsports will expand into a two-car Fanatec GT World Challenge America powered by AWS operation this year with the addition of Adam Adelson and Elliott Skeer in a previous-generation Porsche 911 GT3 R.

The duo, who graduate from Pirelli GT4 America competition, will contest the Pro-Am ranks of GTWC America in a Type-991.2 Porsche, while Adelson will also run in GT America powered by AWS competition.

They join the previously confirmed Jan Heylen and Charlie Luck with the Ohio-based squad.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Adam and Elliott to the team,” said team owner John Wright.

“In a very short amount of time, Adam has proven he has real talent behind the wheel, and together with Elliott, they did a great job in the Pirelli GT4 America championship last year.

“Both series offer lots of track time and strong competition, and we’re eager to get started.”

After participating in track days in a Porsche 911 GT3 in 2018, Las Vegas native Adelson began his racing career in 2019 at age 22.

He found his feet in the Porsche Sprint Trophy West and by 2021, advanced to GT4 America and GT America and returned for a sophomore season in both series, finishing second in GT4 America with co-driver Skeer after accumulating three wins and eight podiums.

In GT America, Adelson celebrated two wins and five podiums, racing solo in the single-driver sprint series.

“When I made the decision to enter my first year of GT3 class racing, it was a no-brainer that Wright was the Wright choice,” he said.

“They have incredible racing pedigree and experience, and I have no doubt in my mind that they’ll do everything they possibly can to put Elliott and I at the front of the field.”

The 2023 season will see Skeer return to Wright after securing the 2015 IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama championship with the team.

Since then, Skeer has competed across North American sports car racing, including IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge and GT4 America.

“I am ecstatic to be back at Wright Motorsports for the 2023 SRO season,” Skeer said.

“Knowing the operation John has cultivated has me looking forward to how both Adam and myself will grow as racers and succeed in GT3 with all the necessary support behind us from such an experienced team.

“The SRO GT3 field has strengthened each year and continues to bring a world-class talent pool and I cannot wait to dive into and fight within, the ability to also make the jump with your best friend as a co-driver makes the experience even more special.”

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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