PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports will officially expand its operations with a new LMP3 entry in the IMSA Prototype Challenge category this weekend at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Autoparts with drivers Scott Huffaker and Mike Guasch.
Huffaker will be making his IMSA debut this weekend after winning the 2015 Pacific Formula 1600 Championship and placing 3rd in the 2016 Pacific Formula 2000 Championship with PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports. The American also raced with PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports in the finale of the 2018 Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda at Circuit of The Americas.
Guasch is also no stranger to the PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports crew. The California native has an extensive racing resume dating back to the American Le Mans Series where he won the Prototype Challenge Championship title with PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports in 2013. Guasch’s next decoration while being paired with PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports came in 2015 when they placed 2nd overall in the United Sports CarChallenge in the Prototype Challenge class. In 2016 Guasch took his career abroad in the European Le Mans series where he won another championship title in the LMP3 category. Due to the demands of his off-track career and the launch of his racing documentary “The Gentleman Driver,” the sixty-one-year-old took a break from driving in 2017 and 2018 and will use the 12 Hours of Sebring as a season opener in preparation for the 2019 European Le Mans Series.
Huffaker and Guasch will pilot the #52 Ligier JSP3 against the 24 other Prototype Challenge entries for the one hour and forty-five-minute race. Practice 1 and 2 concluded today’s track activities with the next session, qualifying, scheduled for 8:00 A.M. EDT tomorrow. Racing will go green tomorrow, Thursday, March 14th at 12:35 P.M. EDT.
Scott Huffaker – Driver
“I’m excited to be here this weekend regardless of feeling a little under the weather. I think this weekend should go really well. I haven’t had much time in the car, but I’m excited to be a part of this competitive series, and I’m hoping we do well.”
Mike Guasch – Driver
“I’m really excited I got the call from Bobby last minute and got the chance to come out here to Sebring and get some time in the LMP3 car. I’m heading off to Europe in three weeks, so this is a nice warm-up race for me.
It’s also a great opportunity for me to promote “The Gentleman Driver” documentary, which we will have on the car. We are going to do the best we can and kick some butt.”
Source. PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports