ESM announces second portion of 2015 plans: NAEC in TUDOR


Yesterday Extreme Speed Motorsports announced its primary program for 2015, a full season in the FIA World Endurance Championship.

But ESM will be racing Stateside as well, with confirmation Wednesday the team’s HPD ARX-04b coupes will be present in the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, the four-race championship of Daytona, Sebring, Watkins Glen and Road Atlanta.

“It is incredibly exciting to be back in the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup,” Scott Sharp, owner and driver, Tequila Patrón ESM, said in a release. “All four of those events are key global endurance races that every team and driver wants to win! Everyone at Tequila Patrón ESM is excited to bring our brand-new Honda coupes to tackle these tough events. With the combination of our WEC participation, I don’t think I could assemble a better 2015 schedule.  We are going after the best endurance events in the world!”

Add it up, and the 52 hours of racing for the NAEC (24, 12, 6 and 10) will be a comparable amount to the 66 in the WEC (24 at Le Mans, and seven other 6-hour races) for a total of 118 racing hours next season.

It’ll be busy, but a jam-packed year for the Tequila Patron-backed, Florida-based organization.