Expectations were not high that Brandon Gdovic, who cut his teeth on the “rubbing is racing” ovals of NASCAR, would successfully transition to driving a Lamborghini in the sports car world. The reality of his successful transition showed early with a class win in his first race and ended with Gdovic not only taking the top Amateur honors in North America with eight wins, but also taking the overall World Title in the Gallardo class, besting the Amateur, Pro-Amateurs, and Pro drivers in the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Series!
After assisting his family’s NASCAR XFINITY Series team at the event at Phoenix International Raceway the previous week, Gdovic headed to historic Sebring Raceway with the goal of capitalizing on his impressive first season in the Super Trofeo Series. The weekend began with the final two North American races. Gdovic podiumed in both, finishing second and third respectively, subsequently winning the North American Lamborghini Gallardo AM Championship and finishing second overall in the Gallardo class in his Mitchum Motorsports prepared Lamborghini.
This momentum carried over into Saturday’s first World Championship race in which the Super Trofeo European and Asian Series join the North American Series. Gdovic piloted the No. 46 American Messaging / ComServe Wireless Lamborghini to second-place overall in the Gallardo division.
In Sunday’s rain-soaked final World Championship event, Gdovic worked his way from mid pack in the field to going for the lead against not only the Gallardos but also the more powerful Lamborghini Huracans. Continuing in the sometimes blinding-wet conditions, Gdovic lost fourth gear with two laps to go and had to limp to the finish, but held on to secure the World Championship.
Brandon Gdovic Quote:
“After a long, stressful, and exciting weekend, we were able to leave Sebring Raceway with the Gallardo AM Championship and the overall World Championship. The World Finals could have been a lot less stressful though if I hadn’t lost fourth gear while in the lead with two laps to go. But we were able to pull it off! I am excited about how much I learned this year and look forward to racing next year. I wish to thank my team Mitchum Motorsports, American Messaging, ComServe Wireless and all those who stood by me.”
Richard Gdovic Quote:
“It has been an exciting few weeks! I attended Brandon’s first race at Sebring on Friday, then drove to Homestead to be with our Precision Performance team as we fielded a NASCAR XFINITY Series car for Anthony Kumpen, one of the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series drivers, and then drove back to Sebring to see Brandon in the second world final race on Sunday. Kelly and I are very proud of his dedication to the sport and his accomplishments which are well deserved. Not only did he secure multiple titles but finished the entire season without contact with other race cars which shows his level of respect for other drivers and the importance of taking care of his race car.”
About Brandon Gdovic
Gdovic, 23, has spent the past 12 years working on and driving race cars for Precision Performance Motorsports (PPM), the NASCAR XFINITY Series team owned by his parents Richard Gdovic & Kelly Gdovic. When not driving or building race cars for his family-owned team, Gdovic is coaching other PPM drivers or engaging in appearances representing his corporate sponsors. His interest in road course racing began when he raced at Virginia International Raceway (VIR) and Road Atlanta in the NASCAR K&N Series. To broaden his road course experience earlier this year, Gdovic also competed in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series road course events held at Autodromo dell’Umbria in Magione, Italy, successfully compiling two top-five and one top-ten finishes. For more information, visit Brandon Gdovic Racing on Facebook, @BrandonGdovic on Twitter, or visit the website at www.BrandonGdovic.com.
About Precision Performance Motorsports
Owned by Richard Gdovic and managed by Charles Denike, Precision Performance Motorsports (PPM) is a China Grove, North Carolina and Gloucester, Virginia-based auto racing team that fields entries in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, NASCAR Southern Modified Tour, and Whelen All-American Series – Late Models and Modifieds. PPM provides a comprehensive driver development program, race car rentals, setup and pull down rig services, test consultation, and driver coaching. For more information, visit Precision Performance Motorsports on Facebook, @PrecisionPerf on Twitter, or visit the website at www.ppm646.com.
About American Messaging
American Messaging Services, LLC and its subsidiaries provide critical messaging services throughout the United States. Using proprietary and third party wireless messaging networks together with its suite of secure mobile and desktop applications the Company simultaneously delivers critical messages to pagers, smart phones, tablets and personal computers. The Company also constructs and operates dedicated messaging networks for individual customers that operate in conjunction with other third party networks, including the Company’s proprietary networks, providing redundancy and more rapid message delivery. Message delivery is easily initiated, monitored, securely archived and responses can be viewed using the Company’s secure mobile and desktop applications or through customer supporting software that is included as part of the Company’s overall service offering. For more information, please go to: www.americanmessaging.net
About ComServe Wireless
ComServe Wireless is a Premium Authorized Retailer of Verizon Wireless equipment, services, and accessories with multiple retail locations in the Virginia and Maryland area. ComServe is dedicated to providing the best customer experience in the Wireless industry with a unique first class in-store experience and top notch employees. ComServe Wireless – “The Speed You Need”. For more information, please call 757-890-2801 or visit on Facebook at ComServe Wireless.