Following an encouraging season in GTS, highlighted by two podium finishes, Drew Regitz will make the step up to the GT-A class in Pirelli World Challenge, having been announced Friday as the full-season driver for Stephen Cameron Racing’s Audi R8 LMS ultra.
The Denver resident, who has been on a quick rise through the GT racing ranks, will make his class debut during next weekend’s season-opening round at Circuit of The Americas.
“I didn’t start driving race cars until 2012, and now a mere three years later I am set to compete in one of the world’s most competitive GT series, and I absolutely could not have made that progression in such a short amount of time without the help of coaches like Barry Waddell, Justin Wilson, and my driving simulator at home,” Regitz said.
“Their instruction and my extensive sessions online are a critical component of my preparation, which is why I am so passionate about combining the powers of professional coaching with online driving simulators.”
Regitz, an avid sim racer, launched iRacerCoaching.com late last year, aimed to help novice and seasoned racers gain access to professional driving coaching services from the comfort of their own homes.
Utilizing state-of-the-art driving simulator hardware and software, clients can sign up to be paired with world class championship caliber drivers and coaches virtually, who can help guide them through learning new tracks and cars.
iRacerCoaching.com will serve as a primary sponsor on the mid-engined sports car.
“It’s no mystery that genuine on track seat time is expensive, so it is important to be able to maximize every second that you are on the track,” Regitz explained.
“For a fraction of the cost, iRacerCoaching.com will partner you with professional drivers that can give you lap-by-lap feedback online as you train at home on your driving simulator or gaming wheel.”
Regitz, who spent the last two seasons with TRG-AMR, makes the move to the California-based Cameron outfit for 2015.
“Drew’s path to top tier motorsports is as atypical as it gets,” Cameron said. “It would have been exceedingly more difficult for him to have made the jump from absolute beginner to a professional driver in such a short timeframe even just ten years ago.”