German driver Daniel Keilwitz will be joined by Action Express IMSA driver Eric Curran for the Pirelli World Challenge SprintX Championship which begins this weekend at Circuit of the Americas.
This season, Curran and Keilwitz will drive Callaway Competition’s Corvette C7 GT3-R, which enjoyed a successful debut in the PWC GT championship earlier this month at St. Petersburg. During the weekend the car managed a second place finish in the second race.
“We have a great history with Eric, and we’re very excited to have him on board,” said Callaway Competition USA owner Reeves Callaway.
“He has significant experience in Europe with our Corvette C7 GT3-R. He held the fastest lap at the Red Bull Ring in Austria in 2016. Combined with his knowledge of the tracks across North America, he’s the perfect addition to our team for the SprintX championship.”
Curran is excited about the prospect of returning to drive for Reeves Callaway, after competing in the ADAC GT Masters series with Callaway competition in the past.
“This is a really exciting time for me,” said Curran. “I’ve known Reeves Callaway, Mike Zoner, and everyone else on the team for 20 years, and its been a great relationship with them. We’ve been talking about me being a part of the Callaway Competition USA programme, and here it is.”
For clarity, according to Callaway, the seat Curran is filling was not due to be filled by ex-Cadillac Racing driver Michael Cooper, who was released from his contract with the team prior to the PWC opener at St. Pete, due to the team’s second car not being ready for the weekend.
The team explained to DSC that his “full-time PWC deal” did include a SprintX drive, but in the sister #28 car, which hasn’t had its programme outlined since the team announced that it wouldn’t be ready for the opening rounds of the season.
Featured image courtesy of Callaway