Following a month-long break in racing action, Strategic Wealth Racing is eager to be back on track and in racing form for the Continental Tire 150 at the Glen on July 2.
As the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge stages Round 4 of the 2016 championship, Matt Dicken and Corey Lewis prepare to apply their knowledge and experience as they pilot the No. 36 Strategic Wealth Designers Porsche Cayman in Saturday’s 2.5-hour race.
Last year, the Goldcrest Motorsports-backed team was forced to accept a less than stellar finish in their debut at the famous 3.4-mile circuit after tricky rain conditions saw them taken out by contact late in the race just ahead of the red flag.
Carrying confidence that only experience breeds, the team transformed knowledge into results heading into this season, scoring their best result to-date in the 2016 season opener at Daytona International Speedway to kick off the championship.
With multiple starts around the newly repaved F1-grade upstate New York road course, Lewis looks this weekend to repeat the success found in Lamborghini Super Trofeo competition when he took home a win last season en route to clinching the overall championship.
Although it has been nearly a month since their last race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, both drivers and team have remained busy during the “break”. Lewis made his debut on the streets of Belle Isle, scoring a sixth place result in his No. 16 Change Racing Lamborghini Huracán, while Dicken arrives at the newly resurfaced Glen straight off a successful test at Road Atlanta on June 25-26.
“It’s been a while since our last race and even though we’ve been able to get to the track during the break, the big focus is getting back to racing in IMSA so the long breaks are tough!” said Dicken. “Fortunately, starting with these two (Glen+Mosport) races, the schedule has a better rhythm from here to the finish. Last year was pretty frustrating at the Glen, so we are eager to be back and to hopefully leave with a much better result on Saturday. The new surface has everyone excited about how much speed it generates. Our test was really productive and hopefully we can convert that data into a good starting spot for the weekend set-up wise with the Porsche.”
The race will go green on Saturday, July 2 at 12:25 PM ET and will be streamed LIVE on IMSA.com.
The event will be broadcast on FOX Sports 1 on July 10 at 9:00 AM ET.
Be sure to follow @sw_racing on Twitter for LIVE updates throughout the weekend!