BRASELTON, Georgia (September 2, 2020) – Moorespeed and the team’s 18-year-old driver Riley Dickinson return to Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta this weekend for Rounds 5 and 6 of the 2020 IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup USA by Yokohama season in the No. 53 Moorespeed Porsche 911 GT3 Cup.
The Road Atlanta weekend schedule includes 45-minute IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup sprints Saturday, September 5 at 9:30 a.m. EDT and Sunday, September 6 at 8 a.m. EDT. Both races will be streamed live on www.IMSA.tv.
Last year at Petit Le Mans, Moorespeed and a then 17-year-old Dickinson won their first race together in the opening round of that weekend’s doubleheader. Dickinson backed it up with a second-place finish in the next day’s season-ending race to close out 2019 with seven podium results in 16 races and third place in the Platinum Cup championship standings.
“I’m really looking forward to going back to Road Atlanta this weekend,” Dickinson said. “Not only are we headed to one of my favorites, but we are also going to have fans in attendance to share this weekend with. As far as the season goes, we have had eventful opening rounds to the championship. We haven’t exactly had the results that we were looking for yet, but I’m confident that I and the Moorespeed team learned from it, and we are ready for a great weekend at Road Atlanta.”
Moorespeed and Dickinson finished on the podium in three of this season’s first four races, including a victory in Round 2 in the opening weekend of competition at Road America in early August.
“Now we head to a track we love and it couldn’t be better timed,” said Moorespeed President David Moore. “There is a lot of racing left this season, but we feel confident and complete with diligent and down-to-the-last-detail preparation. The plan is to just go to Atlanta, execute, leave no stone unturned, have some fun and do what we do best.”
This weekend marks the first of two scheduled IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup doubleheaders at Road Atlanta within the span of the next three races. The series visits Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course later this month before returning to Road Atlanta for the traditional mid-October doubleheader and one additional makeup race on Motul Petit Le Mans weekend.
“What’s going to be interesting about this weekend is the fact that it’s essentially a test for the upcoming Motul Petit Le Mans event in October,” Dickinson said. “This weekend we are scheduled to have the normal two races, but when we return we are scheduled to have three. While we are going to be fully focused on this weekend, in the back of everyone’s head we are also preparing for the future event.”
A three day event weekend, IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup action begins with a pair of practice sessions Friday, September 4, before that afternoon’s qualifying session at 4 p.m. EDT.
Saturday’s first 45-minute race goes green at 9:30 a.m. EDT with Sunday’s second and final race of the weekend is scheduled to start at 8 a.m. EDT.
– Moore is ready to race at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta and pumped that the weekend is open to fans within social-distance safe parameters. “Riley and I checked the weather for Road Atlanta, and then went back over our run plan we had put together last week and are ready to get on track and execute,” Moore said. “Feeling very fortunate to be racing ‘with fans attending’ at our favorite Road Atlanta with our IMSA GT3 Cup brothers in a few days. I just read that all the camping spots are completely sold out, so really looking forward to putting on a good show for all the fans coming to watch.”
– Road Atlanta is the third weekend Moorespeed and Dickinson run with the support of Peter Kitchak’s Toad Hall Motor Racing. The iconic Mr. Toad graphic now resides on both quarters, along with the traditional yellow and black Toad Hall logo elsewhere. Based out of Colorado, Kitchak has been a strong team supporter and mentor of Moorespeed’s young drivers, and David Moore as well, for many years. “Even though Peter is not with us due to the lockdown, he is in constant contact offering his advice and mentorship, hopefully soon he will be able to travel with us,” Moore said.
About Moorespeed: Based in Austin, Texas, Moorespeed is a full-service automotive company specializing in sales, service, repairs and restoration of luxury sports cars and competition on the track in numerous North American road racing series. Founded in 1991 in Austin by brothers David and Chris Moore, Moorespeed offers comprehensive, turn-key service in which people are just as important as parts and relationships are just as vital as results. David Moore and Winslow Mankin, GM — Director of Customer Racing, welcome and work with every customer as a member of the Moorespeed family, regardless if they are racing or enjoying their sports car on the open road. Moorespeed’s road racing programs are designed for all skill levels, and driver development, both on and off the track, is a Moorespeed specialty. Moorespeed is all about the passion for high-performance automobiles and the people who drive them. A commitment to personal service and performance permeates every corner of the company. Learn more at www.moorespeed.com, and contact us at (512) 474-7223. Look for us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MoorespeedRaceEngineering and Twitter @MoorespeedTX.