K-PAX Racing has announced that McLaren Driver Academy member Ben Barnicoat, factory driver Jonny Kane and Michael Lewis will compete in the 2017 SprintX championship as additional drivers for the growing series.
Lewis will join Helund in the #98 McLaren 650S GT3, while Barnicoat and Kane’s placement in the #6 and #9 McLaren 650S GT3 cars has yet to be determined.
“We brought a strong lineup to defend our GT championship, now we are prepared to fight for the SprintX Championship as well,” said programme manager Darren Law. “McLaren GT has provided us excellent support, and it strengthens our efforts to see that support flow into our SprintX program with Ben and Jonny.
“Michael has proven himself over the years and has always been a class act, and we are also proud to welcome him on board.”
Virginia International Raceway, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Lime Rock Park, Utah Motorsport Campus and Circuit of the Americas will host the five SprintX events throughout 2017. The headlining PWC GT championship begins this weekend at St. Petersburg, Florida, where K-PAX Racing will defend its title with full-time drivers Alvaro Parente, Bryan Sellers, and Mike Helund and its trio of McLaren 650S GT3s.