Acura Automobiles: Endurance Drivers Join 2017 Acura NSX GT3 Effort

Posted on 15. Nov, 2016 by in Acura Canada

  • Tom Dyer, Mark Wilkins to take partial continuation events
  • Duo will take partial in Tequila Patron North American Endurance Championship and Sprint-X races
  • Both will attend in contrast this week during Daytona International Speedway

Veteran drivers Tom Dyer and Mark Wilkins will join a Michael Shank Racing (MSR) Acura NSX GT3 bid during 4 Tequila Patron North American Endurance Championship rounds of a 2017 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, starting with a Rolex 24 during Daytona in January. 

In further to holding partial in a TPNAEC races, a span will join RealTime Racing for Sprint-X rounds of a 2017 Pirelli World Challenge, where RTR will margin a span of new Acura NSX GT3s.

California local Dyer, 38, has knowledge in scarcely each margin of a sport, from karting as a girl by youth open-wheel racing categories, NASCAR, oval lane midgets and a IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge series.

Wilkins brings a prolonged list of GT and continuation racing accomplishments to a NSX GT3 program, including LMPC category wins during a 2016 12 Hours of Sebring, 2014 Rolex 24, and 2013 Petit Le Mans.  The 33-year-old Canadian has 5 category victories in Pirelli World Challenge foe given 2012.

“Both Mark and Tom will be clever additions to a continuation racing efforts with a Acura NSX GT3,” pronounced Lee Niffenegger, comparison module operative for Honda Performance Development. “They move ability sets and continuation racing knowledge that will advantage a program, and filigree good with a full-season drivers in both series.”

Dyer and Wilkins will make their entrance with MSR in contrast this week during Daytona International Speedway, fasten full-season drivers Andy Lally, Katherine Legge, Oswaldo “Ozz” Negri Jr. and Jeff Segal.  In a Sprint-X rounds of a Pirelli World Challenge, a continuation drivers will span adult with RTR deteriorate regulars Ryan Eversley and Peter Kox.

Each group will margin a span of new Acura NSX GT3 competition cars in a particular racing series. The Acura NSX GT3 will make a competition entrance in a Rolex 24 during Daytona International Speedway in January.


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