Tuesday
Jul262016

BAR1 Motorsports Doubles Down With Two Cars for Road America

Fresh off a solid run at IMSA’s Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park, BAR1 announced today the team will campaign two Gas Monkey Energy liveried PC cars for the upcoming Continental Sports Car Showcase at Road America. Bruno Junqueira will join Matt McMurry in the No. 20 Gas Monkey Energy / Southwest Funding / Top 1 Oil car,  with Don Yount returning to the No. 26 Gas Monkey Energy / Southwest Funding / Top 1 Oil car with Johnny Mowlem. Mowlem and Yount have been campaigning together in the 2016 Patron North American Endurance Championship.

The 40 year-old Junqueira hails from Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He returns to the IMSA WeatherTech Series carrying an impressive record in PC cars with 5 pole awards, 2 wins and 11 top 5 finishes which acquired during the 2014 and 2015 seasons.

Bruno Junqueira“This is an exciting announcement for our team,” noted team owner, Brian Alder. “We’ve put a lot of work into making this happen. Bruno’s record in the PC cars speaks for itself. It’s especially his qualifying statistics that caught our eye. The feedback he and Johnny can provide will be extremely valuable to our setups. "Matt McMurry has exceeded the team’s expectations this season. Given his outstanding performances lately, the team anticipates he’ll pair up well with Bruno."

“We made great strides in Lime Rock,” Alder continued. “We’ve been struggling of late, but everyone is looking forward to building and moving forward. Having two cars will certainly change the dynamics, but in the end, it’s more usable data and twice the opportunity to get to the front. With Johnny and Bruno leading the charge, we’re on track to get it done.”

“We owe a lot to our partners for their help in making this happen,” said Alder. “Southwest Funding and Top 1 Oil have been there with us over the last two seasons and Gas Monkey Energy has been a great addition to the team generating a lot of fan excitement. All of this is injecting a lot of enthusiasm with the entire BAR1 team. It’s a great opportunity.”

The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will head to Road America for the Continental Tire Road Race Showcase to run August 5-7.

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