Charlotte, NC (18 November 2019) With a lot of track time and a mid-weekend change of
program, it was a busy event at Daytona International Speedway for Jr III Racing at HSR’s traditional 24 Classic Hour event last weekend. Having closed out the 2019 IMSA Prototype Challenge season at Road Atlanta by taking the Bronze Cup, it was back to vintage action at Daytona for the Charlotte-based team.
Supporting the Riley Technologies-chassis GT machine that carries the Turner Motorsport colors, JR III brought one of the team’s Ligier LMP3 machines to Daytona to display as part of its paddock set up. But that plan changed when a fellow vintage competitor encountered a problem with their Prototype and needed a new ride for the weekend.
With a few phone calls and some big hustle from the JR III team, the Ligier LMP3 quickly went from show car to race car as the Billy Glavin-led team hustled into action. Getting the call to move forward on Thursday morning, the team sprung into action, as crew members loaded the necessary gear to get the Ligier on track and were able to make the trip to Daytona from Charlotte and have the car on track and ready to go for the Thursday’s night session.
“Once we got the commitment from the driver that he was going to use the car for the 24, it was all hands on deck and we got it all turned around in time for him to drive the car in night practice,” said team owner Bill Glavin. “I have some great guys and they knew exactly what needed to happen to get the car on track and ready for the customer. So that made for a busier weekend than what we planned originally with running the Turner car, but it was good to have the car on track at Daytona as we’ll hopefully be back there again soon for the Roar.”
The Jr III Racing LMP3 previously had outings at VIRginia International Raceway and at the IMSA season finale at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.
The team has two Ligier LMP3 machines being prepared for the 2020 IMSA Prototype Challenge season, which will launch with the first race of the year during the Roar Before the 24 on January 5th.