Starworks Motorsport is entering the remaining four rounds of the American Le Mans Series in the PC category. With the team taking delivery of a second PC car shortly, the plan is to also enter the PC class alongside its two Daytona Prototypes in the new United Sports Car Racing series for 2014.
The Fort Lauderdale squad has purchased the ORECA FLM09 from RSR Racing. Run by Paul Gentilozzi and his sons John and Tony, the team is currently third in the ALMS team standings.
Due to time constraints, and not to leave RSR Racing out of the 2013 title fight, the Starworks car will be entered and run by ‘RSR Racing’ at the Grand Prix Baltimore next weekend.
Regular Starworks driver Alex Popow will drive in Baltimore with current RSR Racing driver Bruno Junqueira, who is currently fifth in the ALMS drivers’ standings. RSR Racing plans to continue with Bruno and Duncan Ende at the following round at Circuit of the Americas, Texas.
“We have had tremendous interest from drivers wanting us to run a LMPC car for this and next season,” said Starworks team owner Peter Baron.
“There are a ton of unanswered questions for the merged DP and LMP2 class in the USCR series and people seem to be hesitant to jump in for 2014. The beautiful thing about PC is that it matches equally rated drivers in an incredibly fun car, with no worries about balance of performance.”
Following the Grand Prix of Baltimore, Starworks plans to run the PC car as ‘Starworks Popow’ for the remaining three ALMS races.
Alex will be joined by Ryan Dalziel at COTA and for the Oak Tree Grand Prix, Virginia International Raceway. The team is currently looking at driver options for the final round of the season – Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta, October 16-19.