BLOG: Driver Focus: Pirelli World Challenge Racer, Jeff Courtney


BLOG: Driver Focus: Pirelli World Challenge Racer, Jeff Courtney

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Our very own USA correspondent, Ashley Van Dyke (pictured below) gives us an insight into Audi R8 LMS driver, Jeff Courtney, racing This particular year from the thrilling Pirelli World Challenge. 

Jeff Courtney entered the road racing scene at a fast pace by first enrolling from the Panoz Racing School in 2003, immediately entering into their amateur series, along with winning the 2005 Panoz Winter Series Championship with multiple podium standings along with two race wins. Simultaneously, Jeff was also competing from the SCCA Club division along with SCCA Pro-Mazda series. today, having had several wins under will be belt, Courtney was ready for bigger along with better competition.

In 2006 Courtney signed up for Touring Car along with joined the Pirelli World Challenge Series, competing in an AWD Audi with STaSIS Motorsports. He was awarded Rookie of the Year honors after a very successful season where he posted four top 10 finishes, one top-5 finish, along with one top 10 start. The following year proved to be even more successful with the entry into World Challenge GT series. Courtney joined Woodhouse Performance from the No. 99 KendaTires/ProMPI Dodge Viper Competition Coup. the idea was with the No. 99 Dodge Viper that will earned him four top-10 finishes, the Hard Charger Award at the Long beach Grand Prix, along with was the top placing Viper from the overall championship.
Beginning in 2012, Courtney’s JCR Motorsports teamed with TruSpeed Motorsports to campaign the #99 Kenda/RecStuff.com Porsche 911 GT3. He finished the season in Sonoma showing strong 10 ten finishes throughout the year yet also dealing with an onslaught of mechanical setbacks.
today, fast forward to the 2013 season where Kenda along with RecStuff.com are returning to support Courtney along with STaSIS, JG Wheels, Speed Seat Factory, Oakley along with GoPro. In a last minute off-season decision, JCR Motorsports decided to switch brands by the Porsche 911 GT3 to the Audi R8 LMS along which has a significant amount of effort was put into preparing the automobile for the season opener in St. Petersburg. The Streets of St. Petersburg double-header allowed the team to get the kinks in order to prepare themselves for being competitive from the brand new car. Jeff Courtney could not be more enthusiastic to continue the 2013 Pirelli World Challenge Championship series along with see how far the Kenda/RecStuff.com Audi R8 LMS can go with JCR Motorsports driver Jeff Courtney behind the wheel. More information on Jeff along with JCR Motorsports can be found at www.jeffcourtneyracing.com along with @JeffCourtney99 on Twitter.


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