AUSTIN, Texas (May 17, 2022) – CrowdStrike Racing is hoping there’s no place like home this weekend when it competes at Circuit of The Americas near Austin, Texas for a full weekend of SRO Motorsports America action.
The 3.4-mile, 20-turn COTA venue will see three CrowdStrike Racing entries take part in three of SRO America’s five series from Friday through Sunday:
- Fanatec GT World Challenge America Powered by AWS: No. 04 CrowdStrike Mercedes-AMG GT3 from CrowdStrike by Riley driven by George Kurtz and Colin Braun
- GT America Powered by AWS: No. 04 CrowdStrike Mercedes-AMG GT3 from CrowdStrike by Riley driven by George Kurtz
- Pirelli GT4 America: No. 92 CrowdStrike/AWS BMW M4 GT4 from Random Vandals Racing driven by Kevin Boehm and Kenton Koch
In the headlining GT World Challenge America championship, Kurtz and Braun lead the Pro-Am Drivers Championship on the strength of two victories with the No. 04 CrowdStrike Mercedes-AMG GT3. The duo were victorious on the opening weekend at Sonoma Raceway in California and took another win in the most recent event at NOLA Motorsports Park near New Orleans.
The Kurtz/Braun team has experienced success before at COTA with a victory in 2021 as well as a pair of runner-up finishes in the past.
Kurtz has also built solid momentum from the NOLA event in GT America, having claimed a runner-up finish in the second of two 40-minute, single-driver races of the weekend. Since the start of the season in St. Petersburg, Kurtz and the No. 04 CrowdStrike by Riley have reeled off three podium finishes – two runner-up results and a third-place finish – in the last four races to remain in the hunt for a second straight GT America championship. Like in GT World Challenge America, Kurtz has tasted victory before at COTA in single-driver championships with two victories in GT4 competition during the 2017 season.
Boehm has had his fair share of victories at COTA as well – three in the Touring Car competition since the 2020 season. A two-time champion in Touring Car classes, this year’s COTA round will mark his first in a GT4 race car at the circuit.
Boehm and Kenton Koch team together in the No. 92 CrowdStrike BMW M4 GT4. The new driving duo has shown promise early in the season. The Random Vandals Racing pair claimed second place in the Sonoma weekend finale and were on pace for a similar result at NOLA before the BMW lost power not long after the race’s mandatory driver change. Boehm and Koch have shown speed and consistency so far in the CrowdStrike BMW, which is promising as the team heads to Austin.