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COTA to Host Rescheduled SprintX Round

PWC to make up missed CTMP round at COTA…

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WC Vision announced today that Circuit of The Americas will host the rained out CTMP Round 4 of the Pirelli World Challenge SprintX division, set for Labor Day Weekend (Aug. 31-Sept. 3).

After a heavy rain storm washed out the May 21 SprintX Round 4 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, officials were forced to reschedule the 60-minute event for later in the season.

After discussions with the SprintX teams, the majority of the series’ squads voted for COTA as the make-up location for Round 4.

PWC officials then determined that the 3.4-mile, 20-turn circuit would be the site for the CTMP rained out event.

The Labor Day weekend schedule for the PWC  weekend at COTA will now feature three SprintX events with the actual dates and times for the 60-minute races to be determined in the near future.

“Our VP of Competition, Marcus Haselgrove, and his PWC staff talked with all of the SprintX teams to receive feedback on the most logical site for the Round 4 make-up race,” said Greg Gill, President/CEO of WC Vision.

“After discussions and feedback from the participating teams, the majority elected, that the COTA PWC headliner weekend would serve best for the Round 4 race. We believe the COTA venue is a spectacular facility to host a three-race SprintX weekend finale.”

The Round 4 qualifying grid will remain the same with a 31-car starting lineup. The No. 54 Black Swan Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3, driven by Jeroen Bleekemolen won the pole for Round 4 at CTMP.

Alongside on the front row will be the No. 58 Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3R, driven by Patrick Long.

SprintX Rounds 9 and 10 will be competed on Saturday (Sept. 2) and Sunday (Sept. 3) on the PWC Labor Day weekend at COTA.

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