Fast Track Racing makes its GTSA class debut this weekend at the Pirelli World Challenge season opener in St. Pete when Toby Grahovec, Justin Raphael and Chris Ohmacht compete in the 50-minute doubleheader races.
Sponsored by Classic BMW, the team has expanded its road racing effort for 2018 after scoring the PWC TC championship in 2016 with Grahovec taking the Dallas area-based BMW M235iR sports sedan to the team’s first national racing title.
St. Pete will see the newest of BMW’s customer racing cars, the BMW M4 GT4, the latest addition to the German manufacturer’s customer racing lineup.
Former college hockey star Grahovec leads the trio into their GTS debuts.
“It’s exciting to have Fast Track Racing/Classic BMW enter the GTS ranks with the new BMW M4 GT4 car,” said Grahovec.
“We will continue to field several BMW M235iR sedans in the Touring Car in the Pirelli World Challenge this year. Our team has grown in 2018 with the move into GTS. And everyone at Classic BMW is thrilled for the season.”
Grahovec believes the new BMW GT4 cars will be competitive in the GTSA division this year after several testing sessions in Texas and Florida.
“After driving the M235iR for several years, the jump to the M4 GT4 is unique for Justin, Chris and myself,” he said. “It’s just more of a race car with better braking and handling, more aero and, of course, more horsepower.
“And we know the move to GTS will be challenging as a ‘rookie’ team in the category. But we are optimistic our team can compete for the GTSA championship in 2018.”