ROCK HILL, S.C. (July 3, 2019) – Last year’s Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park was a landmark race for CORE autosport. After starting from the back, the team came through to win its first race overall in the Prototype class.


This year CORE autosport is looking for more of the same in Round Seven of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.


There are major differences between 2018 and this year’s race; most notably a different car and different tires.


What remains the same is Jon Bennett and Colin Braun’s love of the ultra-fast CTMP circuit and CORE’s mission of flawless execution.




  • CORE has made eight appearances on the CTMP podium, including five victories (2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2018).
  • Four wins came in the Prototype Challenge class, one in the Prototype class.
  • Colin Braun qualified on the PC pole in 2016 and on the overall pole in 2018, before the car was moved to the back of the grid because of change in the starting driver to Jon Bennett.

Driver: No. 54 ADT Nissan Ligier DPi

“Colin and I both look forward to CTMP every year. The circuit is a very high-speed and flowing track, which I enjoy to compete on, but also I think it plays to the strengths of our car. We’ve got the mechanical from Watkins Glen figured out and hopefully we’ll pick up a strong finish in Canada.


“Coming to a track you’ve won at is always in the back of your mind, but it’s been a while since we’ve had a strong result. I think it’s important to rebuild our foundation with a solid finish and take that momentum to the next race.”

Driver: No. 54 ADT Nissan Ligier DPi

“I’m really pumped for CTMP, it’s one of my favorite race tracks and I can’t wait to get there. Last year we were super successful. I expect our car to be good there. Hopefully we’ll have the straight-line speed and be in good shape to get some momentum going.


“We always seem to do well when races are back to back and things are busy. It puts pressure on everyone to execute and the CORE guys always get it done.”