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TR3 Expands into Two-Car Lambo Effort for Road America

Grid continues to grow with addition of second TR3 Lamborghini for Sweedler, Megrue…

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TR3 Racing will expand into a two-car Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo effort for the remainder of the Fanatec GT World Challenge America powered by AWS season beginning with this weekend’s event at Road America.

The Florida-based team has added the No. 10 Lamborghini of Bill Sweedler and John Megrue, which will fight for Am class honors.

Former series champion Martin Fuentes, meanwhile, is set for his return to the team, replacing Ziad Ghandour in the No. 9 Pro-Am class entry alongside Lamborghini factory driver Giacomo Altoe.

TR3 currently sits seventh in the Pro-Am standings, with Altoe’s best finish of fourth in Round 3 at Circuit of The Americas.

“I’m very happy to announce I will be joining with TR3 Racing again,” Fuentes said. “We’ve had some really good success and now a new experience with a new car driving the Lamborghini.

“Giacomo has a great reputation as a driver and I’m looking forward to finishing these last few races and getting back on that podium with the TR3 team.”

Sweedler and Megrue, meanwhile, took part in two races last year in the team’s Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020 but will make the switch to Lamborghini machinery.

TR3’s additional entry boosts the overall GTWC America entry to 17 cars for this weekend, including several other driver changes.

Philip Ellis is set to return to the No. 33 Winward Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo after missing the most recent rounds at Virginia International Raceway due to his ADAC GT Masters commitments.

Compass Racing, meanwhile, has retained Michael Di Meo, who starred at the wheel of its Acura NSX GT3 Evo in Virginia, and is set to again share the No. 77 car with Matt McMurry.

While track action gets underway on Friday, a pre-event parade and autograph session in downtown Elkhart Lake kicks off festivities Thursday at 5 p.m. CT, allowing fans to get an up-close view of the cars and stars of the championship.

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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