Will Owen will be stepping outside of his duties in the European Le Mans Series to pilot Charles Wicht Racing’s #7 Ligier JS P3 alongside teammate Leonardo Lamelas for the third round of the IMSA Prototype Challenge presented by Mazda this weekend at the Grand Prix of Alabama in support of the Verizon IndyCar Series.
Owen has put down many laps at Barber Motorsport Park in Birmingham, Alabama over the years during his time competing in the Mazda Road To Indy. The Americans experience was immediately on display after placing second in yesterdays first practice session.Qualifying will take place this evening starting at 6:25 p.m. EDT and ending at 6:40 p.m. EDT. The green flag for the Prototype Challenge race at the Grand Prix of Alabama is set to wave at 5:25 p.m. EDT.
Driver – Will Owen
“It’s an exciting weekend. I am making a debut in the IMSA Prototype Challenge Series with Charles Wicht Racing and my teammate is Leo Lamelas. Leo and I have been working together over the past two days getting everything set up here at the track and even though Leo is new to racing, he is doing an amazing job getting up to pace and is right on target. I think the two of us together will make a great team for the race and I think we will have a good chance to be on the podium. We are going to try and execute everything as well as we can and if it all comes together I think we will get a good result. It’s also great to be working with Charles Wicht Racing back here in the United States and back here at Barber Motorsports Park.”
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