Provided photo

Son to make IMSA debut at Daytona, teams with father for first time

Leave a comment

A father and son team will share driving duties in the upcoming IMSA Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race at Daytona International Speedway.

Former sports car world champion David Murry and son Dylan will team with car owner Jim Cox in the No. 38 BGB Motorsports/David Murry Track Days Porsche Cayman GT4 MB in the four-hour BMW Endurance Challenge on January 26.

The race is one of the undercard events prior to the Rolex 24, which runs January 27-28.

This will be the first time that the Murry’s, of Cartersville, Georgia, have competed together.

“This is such a great opportunity for Dylan and me to race together,” David Murry said in a media release. “We’re so grateful to Jim Cox and John Tecce from BGB Motorsports for making this happen. We’re very excited to get on track at the end of the month.”

David Murry last drove for BGB Motorsports and won at Watkins Glen in 2008. Since then, he has shifted to racing part-time while focusing on his business, David Murry Track Days, which works with aspiring racers at tracks across the U.S., as well as his son’s driving career.

David Murry, who turns 61 on Jan. 29, made a combined 147 starts in the former American Le Mans Series and Rolex Grand-Am Sports Car Series, amassing a total of five wins and 28 podium finishes.

Dylan Murry, 16, has been racing since the age of six and has earned 12 championships along the way, including 60 combined feature wins in Pro Class Legends and the Pro-Legends Winter Series at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Dylan made two starts in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Series last season, finishing sixth at Greenville-Pickens Speedway and eighth at Watkins Glen.

“I’m so excited to make my IMSA debut,” said Dylan Murry. “It will definitely be an incredible experience. To be able to have my dad as a teammate is just unbelievable.”

Formula E: Vergne outlasts di Grassi for Punta del Este victory

Photo: Getty Images
Leave a comment

Saturday’s Punta del Este ePrix did not disappoint, with Techeetah’s Jean-Eric Vergne and Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler’s Lucas di Grassi engaging in a thrilling battle throughout the entire race.

Vergne led the way from the pole, having been promoted up the grid after original pole sitter di Grassi was ruled to have cut a chicane during his pole lap, but di Grassi was right on the back wing of Vergne the entire way and made several attempts to get by.

The intense battle between the two, which saw them nearly lock Vergne’s rear wing with di Grassi’s front nose, stayed remarkably clean for the most part, and Vergne was able to hold off all of di Grassi’s advances, a few of which can be viewed below, to take the win.

DS Virgin Racing’s Sam Bird was also on the charge, the British driver coming from ninth on the grid to take third.

Full race results can be viewed here. The victory sees Vergne extend his points lead over Mahindra Racing’s Felix Rosenqvist, who finished fifth, to 30 points, with Vergne on 109 markers and Rosenqvist on 79.

Bird sits third with 76 points, respectively.