Following a successful debut for the Callaway Competition USA Corvette C7 GT3-R on the streets of St. Petersburg earlier this month, the team announced Eric Curran will join Daniel Keilwitz for the 2018 Pirelli World Challenge SprintX rounds, starting this weekend at Circuit of The Americas.
“We have a great history with Eric, and we’re very excited to have him on board,” said Callaway Competition USA owner Reeves Callaway. “He has significant experience in Europe with our Corvette C7 GT3-R. He held the fastest lap at the Red Bull Ring in Austria in 2016. Combined with his knowledge of the tracks across North America, he’s the perfect addition to our team for the SprintX championship.
Curran, who previously raced with Callaway Competition in Europe in the ADAC GT Masters, will be able to offer guidance on the five tracks on the PWC SprintX calendar to co-driver Keilwitz, who is new to racing in the United States.
“This is a really exciting time for me,” said Curran, the 2016 IMSA Prototype champion who finished third in last weekend’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring with Action Express’ Whelen Engineering Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R.
“I’ve known Reeves Callaway, Mike Zoner, and everyone else on the team for 20 years, and it’s been a great relationship with them. We’ve been talking about me being a part of the Callaway Competition USA program, and here it is.”
Heading into SprintX Rounds 1 and 2 at Circuit of The Americas (COTA), Keilwitz is tied for second place with CRP Racing’s Daniel Morad.
“With a fourth and second place finish on a demanding [St. Pete] course, it’s no doubt the performance is there for Daniel and the team,” Curran said. “Daniel did a phenomenal job. With his background with Callaway Competition Germany and the Corvette C7 GT3-R, all the ingredients are coming together for a serious championship effort.”