Stefan Wilson isn’t just racing Indy, but a GMG Lamborghini too

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Stefan Wilson will shake the competition rust off this weekend when he makes his Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America debut, co-driving the No. 23 GMG Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2 with David Seabrooke at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. GMG team principal James Sofronas will drive the team’s No. 14 car.

The 26-year-old Englishman has explored sports car paddocks over the last year and a half, but this will mark his sports car racing debut.

It’ll be a nice way for him to get back into racing before his Indianapolis 500 run with KV Racing Technology and primary support from the Indiana Donor Network and Gap Guard.

Wilson joked about his fortune last night:

It’ll be a great opportunity for Wilson to prove himself, in a series that also features other notable pros including Richard Antinucci, Corey Lewis, Kevin Conway and Trent Hindman, among others.

“It’s great to get back behind the wheel before a busy May begins,” stated Wilson. “The Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Series should present an interesting challenge, and it’s one I look forward to. The cars will be very different from what I’m used to, but I look forward to the opportunity, and I really appreciate David and the whole team at GMG for providing the opportunity.”

“The addition of Stefan and David will be fantastic for us this weekend,” Sofronas added. “Stefan is obviously weeks away from his Indianapolis debut and hopefully we can help get him ready, and David comes with years of experience in sports car so they should be a good mix. I also need to thank Lamborghini Newport Beach for really stepping in to help the program this week, they’ve been a great partner and a big part of why we’re here.”

Santino Ferrucci will drive No. 14 for AJ Foyt Racing full time in 2023 IndyCar season

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Santino Ferrucci will return to full-time racing in the NTT IndyCar Series next season, joining AJ Foyt Racing.

Ferrucci had made eight IndyCar starts with three teams since his last full-time season in 2020 while also racing part time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series this year.

He will drive the storied No. 14 Dallara-Chevrolet for four-time Indy 500 winner A.J. Foyt’s team, which will field the car from its Waller, Texas headquarters.

“It’s incredibly exciting to be back in the INDYCAR Series full time,” Ferrucci said in a team release. “Being a part-time driver over the last two years has been hard for me, personally. I’m a race car driver, and I want to compete. Working with different teams has been exciting, and I’m proud that no matter which car I’ve raced, I’ve always shown speed and consistency. I couldn’t be more excited to join AJ Foyt Racing in the 14 Chevy. I can’t wait to make the best of it.”

Ferrucci, 24, had finished a career-best fourth in IndyCar four times, including the 104th Indy 500 in 2020. He was the 2019 Indy 500 rookie of the year with a sixth.

In nine Xfinity starts since 2021, Ferrucci has a career-best finish of 13th at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

“I am thrilled to welcome Santino to the team,” Larry Foyt said in a release. “He’s shown a knack for getting toward the front of the field, and I think he is a racer who moves forward on race day. A.J. sees the fire in him and has enjoyed their meetings together. I think Santino’s experience will help his rookie teammate as well, so he is a great addition to our roster.”

Ferrucci will be teamed at AJ Foyt Racing with Benjamin Pedersen, who finished fifth in the 2022 Indy Lights standings. The team has yet to specify the number for Pedersen’s entry, which will be fielded out of its Indianapolis race shop.

Foyt’s two full-time drivers last season were Dalton Kellett and Kyle Kirkwood, who is moving to Andretti Autosport.