CarBahn Motorsports with Peregrine Racing returns to IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge in 2020

CarBahn Motorsports with Peregrine Racing returns to IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge in 2020

12.12.2019: ...with its 2019 championship-winning lineup. The 2019 IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge champions Jeff Westphal, San Mateo, and Tyler McQuarrie, Danville, are gearing up for another full season in the No. 39 Audi R8 GT4

...with its 2019 championship-winning lineup.


 
The 2019 IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge champions Jeff Westphal, San Mateo, and Tyler McQuarrie, Danville, are gearing up for another full season in the No. 39 Audi R8 GT4 on the quest for back-to-back championships.



To add to the excitement for select races throughout 2020 CarBahn will also field a second entry, the No. 93 Audi R8 GT4. The sister cars will be supported by the engineer and crew who brought the team to the championship under the leadership of IMSA veteran Steve Dinan.
 


The Audi R8 GT4 will remain technically unchanged for both the Roar Before the 24 and the Endurance Challenge at Daytona International Speedway allowing the team to quickly settled back into its winning rhythm.



The crews have not slowed down since the fall of the checkered flag at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, working tirelessly to deliver race-ready cars for the test in January. The IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Championship has never been clinched by the same driver pairing twice making domination in 2020 all the more alluring.
 


Westphal is confident in his and McQuarrie’s ability to be the first to get the dual-championship box, particularly with CarBahn Motorsport and Peregrine Racing supporting them.
 


“It’s great to be back with CarBahn Motorsports and Peregrine Racing,” Westphal said. “We had a formula that worked very well last year. I can’t say the same dance move won’t work twice but that being said I think next year will present different challenges. We saw such an increase in competition with drivers and manufacturers last year so there is no doubt next year will be even tougher.”
 


“I really do think 2020 is a promising year for the No. 39 Audi but it will be a big challenge. We need to maintain the same consistency as last year to maintain that top level of competition. I have no doubt we’ll achieve that rhythm again running with Tyler and the same crew as last year who were flawless all season. Daytona is so different than any other track on the circuit which makes it interesting to kick off with. I’m ready to unload at the Roar and get the new year underway.”
 


For McQuarrie it is not the goal that differs from year to year, but the circumstances. Though the label champion looks much like a bullseye on the team’s back, it is without a doubt CarBahn Motorsports with Peregrine Racing  will be the team to beat this season.



“Our goal for 2019 was to win the championship,” McQuarrie said. “We came together as a group and each individual was laser-focused on their job. Everyone executed their job flawlessly and because of that, we were able to win. Coming back in 2020 as a team to defend our title is a great feeling.
 


“For me, it is very clear what we need to do to win the championship again. The difference this time is that we have a major target on our back. Every team in the GS field is gunning for us. We are ready for the challenge though. It’s a very long season and a lot can happen between Daytona and Atlanta but if we focus on preparation and execution like we did last year I’m confident we can get the job done again.”
 


CarBahn Motorsports with Peregrine Racing’s first outing in 2020 is the Roar Before the 24 at Daytona International Raceway. From Friday, Jan. 3 through Sunday, January 5 the team has five hours and 45-minutes of on-track time to dial in the No. 39 Audi R8 GT4 before IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Round One, Jan. 22-24. For more information on the events visit http://imsa.com.




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