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Cagnazzi, Cosmo, Lewis Team Up in Mercedes-AMG for Indy 8H

Hero Life to sponsor Stephen Cameron Racing-run Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo…

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Chris Cagnazzi, Shane Lewis and Guy Cosmo will team up in a Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo fielded by Stephen Cameron Racing in next weekend’s Indianapolis 8 Hour, it has been announced.

The Pro-Am class entry will feature sponsorship from rapid-response life insurance company Hero Life as part of a comprehensive marketing campaign.

“This is a new adventure for us,” Cosmo said. “Chris has raced GT3 cars before, and last year Shane and I shared an AMG GT3 Mercedes in IMSA.

“Shane has been racing a Mercedes in the Creventic 24H Series for several seasons, and recently won the championship.

“We’re all pretty experienced in these cars, but it’s a new endeavor for the team, and for all of us as a group.

“It is a thrill to have Hero Life come on board-they are all about speed and hopefully we can deliver for them with this new program.”

With previous experience at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Cagnazzi is set to make his Intercontinental GT Challenge powered by Pirelli debut.

“Indy is a special place, especially when you can podium there and kiss the bricks,” Cagnazzi said.

“I think we know what kind of challenge there is with this level of competition and the 8 hour format, but we’ve got a good team behind us and this driver line up has lots of speed and experience so we are looking forward to this next step for us.”

Lewis, meanwhile, recently clinched the Creventic 24H European championship with a class victory and third-place overall finish in the CP Racing Mercedes at Barcelona.

“Driving a GT car at Indy will be a completely unique experience,” Lewis said. “I’m honored to be invited to come to Indianapolis with these guys. It’s a great synergy with the drivers and the team, and it’s going to be a very special program.”

After taking delivery of the car in mid-September, the team did a shakedown test at Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw, S.C.

The full entry list for the joint Fanatec GT World Challenge America powered by AWS/IGTC event will be released on Thursday.

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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