CORE autosport Expands to GT with Porsche

Patrick Long, Tom Kimber-Smith Behind the Wheel

2013-CORE-Porsche-web-430x284ROCK HILL, S.C.  (Jan. 22, 2013) -  Defending  American Le Mans Series Prototype Challenge class champion CORE autosport announced plans to expand to the GT category in 2013 with a Porsche 911 GT3 RSR piloted by Porsche factory star Patrick Long and three-time Le Mans class winner Tom Kimber-Smith. The new entry will be in addition to the team's confirmed return to the PC class where team owner/driver Jon Bennett and young standout Colin Braun are targeting CORE's third consecutive championship.

In only two seasons of ALMS competition, CORE autosport has grown into a PC powerhouse, earning back-to-back team and driver championships (the 2011 PC driver championship was a three-way tie). The team hopes to further showcase its strength by becoming a Porsche customer team in 2013.

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Extreme! ESM, Tequila Patrón Move to ALMS P2

Team also sets sights on combined prototype class for 2014

Scott-Sharp-Patron-Acura-2008-021413-2-375x301BRASELTON, Ga. – Tequila Patrón and Scott Sharp return to their sports car racing roots in the P2 class of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) presented by Tequila Patrón for the 2013 season.  

Extreme Speed Motorsports (ESM) and Tequila Patrón will field two Honda Performance Development ARX-03b prototypes in a full-season championship run. The ALMS season starts with the 61st Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida next month.

The team also plans to field entries in the combined prototype class of the 2014 unified sports car championship – a merger between ALMS and GRAND-AM Road Racing.

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