ROCK HILL, S.C. (June 29, 2022)  – CORE autosport returns to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP) this week for the first time since 2019.  The 2.459-mile road course outside of Toronto is a favorite of drivers Jon Bennett and Colin Braun but has been absent from the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship calendar the past two years due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.

 

CORE is coming into CTMP with the LMP3 Championship lead thanks to a runner-up finish at Watkins Glen International last weekend. Considering CORE’s record of success at CTMP, the team is feeling extra confident and hoping to extend its points lead. It was only a few short years ago (2018) at CTMP that CORE earned its first-ever overall race win.

 

Noteworthy

  • CORE and its drivers hold a 50-point lead in the LMP3 Championship
  • CORE has scored 8 podium finishes at CTMP including five wins (2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2018)
  • CORE has qualified on pole at CTMP four times, each one with Colin Braun driving

Jon Bennett
Driver: No. 54 CrowdStrike / Flex-Box / Motul Ligier JS P320

“Canadian Tire Motorsport Park is one of Colin and I’s favorite tracks. It’s been disappointing that COVID took that off our calendar for a couple of seasons. We’re super happy to go back and it’s another step toward normal life. I look forward to seeing all the Canadian fans and it’s something that Colin and I look forward to every year.

 

“It’s a technical track, but super-fast with a lot of blind corners. It takes a lot of commitment and for some reason that resonates with Colin and I. Personally, I just like the area around Mosport. I love going to Canada and I especially love the fans and it’s always amazing to see how many fans turnout to celebrate our racing.”

Colin Braun
Driver: No. 54 CrowdStrike / Flex-Box Ligier JS P320

“I’m looking forward to the Mosport weekend. It’s certainly one of my favorite racetracks. It’s so fast and has a great flow and rhythm to it. It’s a big challenge there to work through multi-class race traffic. I know it’s one of Jon’s favorite tracks too. We’ve had great success there in the past as a team in all the classes we’ve raced through the years.

 

“Confidence is definitely up going into the weekend. We’re coming off a strong race in Watkins Glen. These back-to-back weekends are tough on the guys, but I know they always dig deep and do a great job. I think being able to race back-to-back weekends as a group helps us get the continuity where we know what we need to improve, and we can focus on it the very next weekend. I think it’s helpful from that perspective.”