News Brandon Gdovic, No. 38 ORECA FLM09, Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona Preview
Brandon Gdovic, No. 38 ORECA FLM09
Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona at Daytona International Speedway
No. 38 ORECA FLM09… Brandon Gdovic, NASCAR XFINITY Series’ driver and reigning Lamborghini Gallardo World Champion, is joining the Performance Tech Motorsports’ driver lineup for the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona at the Daytona International Speedway January 30-31, 2016. Gdovic will be piloting the No. 38 ORECA FLM09 sponsored by ComServe Wireless and WindStax Wind Power Systems in the Prototype Challenge class of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Series. A 6.2-liter Chevrolet LS3 430 HP V8 engine powers the 2000-pound ORECA FLM09.
Elite Team… Gdovic completes a championship-caliber roster that includes fresh talent James French and Josh Norman, and 2013 Rolex 24 Hours winner Jim Norman. French, a veteran of Performance Tech Motorsports, has competed in the Prototype Challenge series since 2011. Jim Norman has experience in the IMSA GT3 Challenge, GRAND-AM Rolex Series, American Le Mans Series, North American Endurance Cup and Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge series, where he’s picked up several championships and numerous wins and podium finishes. Josh Norman has a background competing in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Series.
First Timer … The Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona will mark Gdovic’s first time competing in a Prototype Challenge car. Gdovic, though, is no stranger to success on road courses. He is fresh off the heels of a debut Lamborghini Super Trofeo Series season that far exceeded expectations. In just 13 starts, Gdovic won top amateur honors 10 times, securing the North American Amateur Championship and advancing through to win the Gallardo World Championship. He juggled sports car racing with stock car racing seamlessly, competing in three NASCAR XFINITY Series races in which he posted a career-best 13th-place finish at Watkins Glen International. Gdovic has also found success is the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series.
Catch the Action… Saturday, January 30th coverage of the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona will air from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1 and from 4 p.m.-10p.m. ET on Fox Sports 2. Sunday, January 31st coverage will begin from 7 a.m.-8a.m. ET on Fox Sports 2, followed by 8 a.m.-9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Fox Sports 2 and finally 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Fox Sports. All 24 hours of the event will be broadcast on IMSA radio.
Get Social… Don’t miss any updates from Gdovic. Follow him on Twitter @BrandonGdovic and on Facebook at Brandon Gdovic Racing.
Brandon Gdovic Quotes:
“I’m really looking forward to competing in such a prestigious race and I am excited for the challenge of my first endurance race. It was good to get a chance to do some testing before the race and get a feel for the car and learn more about the race with the team. We have a good group of guys on the team that I believe can take us to a podium finish if we stay out of trouble and have a clean race. I would like to thank my sponsors ComServe Wireless and WindStax for their support and Mr. O’Neill and Performance Tech Motorsports for giving me this opportunity.”
About Performance Tech Motorsports:
Brent O’Neill founded Performance Tech Motorsports in 1982 with the goal to help drivers become more competitive and move up the racing ladder, based on his experience as a driver and team manager in more than three decades in International Motor Sport Association (IMSA)-sanctioned sports car racing.Performance Tech Motorsports-prepared cars and drivers are racing in the Prototype Challenge (PC) category of the new, top-level IMSA Weather Tech SportsCar Championship and in the Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda series, IMSA’s official Development Series that grooms drivers for Prototype and PC competition in the Weather Tech Championship.
About ComServe Wireless:
ComServe Wireless is a Premium Authorized Retailer of Verizon Wireless equipment, services, and accessories with multiple retail locations in the Virginia and Maryland area. ComServe is dedicated to providing the best customer experience in the Wireless industry with a unique first class in-store experience and top notch employees. ComServe Wireless – “The Speed You Need”. For more information, visit ComServe Wireless on Facebook or call 757-890-2801.
About WindStax Wind Power Systems:
WindStax® Wind Power Systems is a full-service wind power company. We design and manufacture our own unique brand of plug-and-play wind power systems for residential and commercial off-grid, micro grid, and supplemental stationary power requirements. WindStax® Wind Power Systems incorporates many industry firsts – including high-performance energy management in a self-contained and reliable green energy system that is easy to install and inexpensive to own and operate. For more information, visit Windstax on Facebook or at http://windstax.com.