DeVilbiss driver Matt Brabham will join CRP Racing for his GT3 debut when the Pirelli World Challenge returns to Portland International Raceway this weekend for the 58th edition of the Rose Cup Races.
Brabham, who is sponsored by DeVilbiss in the Stadium Super Truck
Series, and Morad will co-pilot the No. 2 Mercedes-AMG GT3 in the weekend’s two GT SprintX rounds.
“This is a fantastic opportunity and I’m extremely excited to be driving in the Devilbiss Mercedes AMG GT3,” said the 24-year-old Australian-American. “I’m very grateful to [team owner] Nick Short, DeVilbiss, and Daniel Morad for giving me a shot and inviting me into their team.
“There is a lot to learn in a short amount of time and I will be leaning on and learning from the team as much as I can. It’s quite cool to be racing at Portland; both my father and uncle have won races in sports cars there. I will be listening to what they have to say and hopefully taking some of that luck with me.”
The Pirelli World Challenge last raced in Portland in 2005. All eight classes are set to compete at the 1.97-mile, 12-turn circuit.
Brabham’s GT3 debut comes on the heels of a victory earlier this season at the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour. He’s also been testing for Preston Hire Racing as he gets set to race in the PIRTEK Enduro Cup in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship. He will co-drive with Lee Holdsworth in the Sandown 500, Bathurst 1000 and Gold Coast 600.
The one-time Indy 500 starter also emerged victorious in this year’s SVRA Indy Legends Charity Pro-Am presented by RACER Magazine.