ROCK HILL, S.C. (August 2, 2022) – CORE autosport continues to build momentum in the second half of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season. Coming off of a win in the most recent race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, CORE now heads to one of its favorite tracks: Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.

 

Driver Jon Bennett and Colin Braun took the LMP3 victory at Road America last year and hope to add another win to CORE’s record at the four-mile track. That record includes the team’s remarkable overall win in the Prototype category in 2018 against a field of all-pro driver lineups.

 

Road America is the longest circuit on the IMSA calendar, which makes fuel strategy and the timing of full-course yellows a key to success.

 

Noteworthy

  • CORE holds a 98-point lead in the LMP3 team and driver championships
  • CORE has recorded 7 podium finishes at Road America including wins in 2012, 2018 and 2021.
  • CORE was recently awarded the CrowdStrike Endurance, Teamwork & Speed Award for its performance at Watkins Glen
  • Race engineer Jeff Braun is a graduate of the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE)

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

“We at CORE autosport have had a great middle section of the season. It’s always rewarding to see positive results from the extremely hard work that’s required to prepare and execute a race event.

 

“Road America is a classic road course in a beautiful setting in Wisconsin.  I’m not sure why CORE has historically been successful here, but we are always happy to arrive. The most complicated aspect to racing at Road America could be the track length. In each session, we don’t make quite as many laps as other circuits. Traffic and other factors can cloud the performance measured by lap times during free practice sessions. We rely on sector analysis and our in-car data to measure progress.”

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

“I’m excited to get to Road America. It’s a place where I have lots of friends and family that come to watch. My mom and my dad both grew up, not far from there. It’s been a great track for us in the past, whether it’s been in the P2 car, LMPC or LMP3. It’s one of Jon and I’s favorite tracks. It always seems to have some sort of challenge when it comes to strategy and my dad’s been able to make good calls on that in the last couple of years.

 

“We’ve had several good races now and everyone is firing on all cylinders and pulling the rope in the same direction. I’m really proud of how everyone is gelling together. I’m looking forward to doing what we do, which is trying to improve every time we unload the car.”