Gdovic and Michimi Pair Up for PPM Lamborghini Super Trofeo Series debut at Mid-Ohio
China Grove, N.C. (April 30, 2018) – Brandon Gdovic will pilot the No. 46 Lamborghini Super Trofeo Evo for Precision Performance Motorsports (PPM) in the team’s series debut at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Saturday, May 5th. Gdovic will share driving duties with Shinya Michimi, the 2016 North American Lamborghini Super Trofeo Champion. Brandon will bring aboard ComServe Wireless, WindStax Wind Power Systems, and American Messaging as his sponsors. Michimi will bring aboard Arai Helmets and Oktane Visual as his sponsors.
Gdovic began his racing career helping to build race cars for PPM and cut his racing teeth rising through the ranks of NASCAR up to the Xfinity series before switching to road racing where he has since been picked up by Lamborghini Squadra Corse in 2017 for their Young Drivers Program. Brandon spends his time between race events with the PPM team preparing and testing the Super Trofeo and GT3 cars that he will drive and field for other drivers. PPM divested itself of its NASCAR assets in 2017 and has focused its efforts on fielding Lamborghini race cars out of their China Grove, North Carolina race facility.
“I look forward to getting back in the car after spending the last 6 months working with the team on the Lamborghinis”, said Brandon Gdovic. “We now have a full time effort on the sports car side of racing similar to what we had in NASCAR and should see a significant increase in performance this year. I am definitely excited to drive with Shinya and looks like we will have a good field of Pro drivers at Mid-Ohio.”
“I am really excited about this opportunity to race with Precision Performance Motorsports and Brandon Gdovic in Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America” said Shinya Michimi. “I am glad to be back in a race car and really looking forward to trying out the new Huracan Super Trofeo Evo updates. This will be the first time I will get to race in my home state of Ohio as well. There may be a bit of a learning curve, but I am really looking forward to the challenge. I would like to thank Precision Performance Motorsports for this opportunity, and my sponsors Arai Helmets and Oktane Visual for their continued support in my career.”
“We have pretty high expectations about our program,” said Sunny Voelker Team Manager of PPM, “but we’re going to stay grounded in our approach. I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to work for such a solid organization, led by Rick Gdovic. We have worked hard preseason and are ready to get racing.”
Catch The Action… The series competitors will enjoy two 50-minute races at Mid-Ohio. Race 1 is scheduled to start at 6:10 p.m. Saturday, May 5th. Race 2 will start at 10:25 a.m. Sunday, May 6th. Two practices will take place Friday May 4th at 8:45 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., followed by a double qualifying session Saturday morning at 9:55 a.m. All times are Eastern Standard. Both races will be live streamed at imsa.tv.com. Timing and scoring is live at scoring.imsa.com.
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About Precision Performance Motorsports: Owned by Rick and Kelly Gdovic, Precision Performance Motorsports (PPM) is a China Grove, North Carolina based auto racing team that fields entries in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo, Pirelli World Challenge and IMSA WeatherTech series’. 2018 will mark the 15th year of full time operation. PPM provides a comprehensive driver development program, race car rentals, setup, test consultation, and driver coaching. Current inventory includes Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo Evos and Lamborghini GT3’s. For more information, visit Facebook: Precision Performance Motorsports, Twitter: @PrecisionPerf on Twitter, and visit the website at www.ppm646.com.
About WindStax Wind Power Systems: WindStax® Wind Power Systems is a full-service wind power company. We design and manufacture our own unique brand of plug-and-play wind power systems for residential and commercial off-grid, micro grid, and supplemental stationary power requirements. For more information, visit Windstax on Facebook or at www.windstax.com.
About American Messaging: American Messaging Services, LLC and its subsidiaries provide critical messaging services throughout the United States. For more information, visit: www.americanmessaging.net
About Arai Helmets:
Arai Helmet, Limited is a Japanese company that designs and manufactures motorcycle helmets and other helmets for motorsport. For more information, visit: Facebook: AraiAmericas, Twitter: AraiAmericas, Instagram: AraiAmericas, https://www.araiamericas.com/helmets
About Oktane Visual:
Oktane Visual is a full-service, bespoke paint studio and graphic design house, and purveyor of contemporary motorsport style. For more information, visit: Facebook: oktanevisual, Instagram: oktanevisual, or at: http://oktanevisual.com/