Team Panoz Racing has announced that it will be returning to racing in 2019, for a 23rd year, to honour Panoz founder Dr Don Panoz, who passed away earlier this month on September 11th from pancreatic cancer.
Before it announces its 2019 programme, team will compete in the IGTC California 8 Hours at Laguna Seca next month. The run at Laguna will round off its successful 2018 season in which the team took the Pirelli World Challenge’s GTS Manufacturers Championship title with its pair of Panoz Avezzano GTs.
In the California 8 Hours, the team will race an Avezzano with regular drivers Ian James, Mathew Keegan and Preston Calvert.
“This year, the team have shown how successful they can be,” said Nancy Panoz “They achieved one of Don’s final wishes which was to beat the larger manufacturers one last time. I’m very grateful for that, and I also wish to continue racing in 2019 as a tribute to Don and to keep Don’s legacy alive. With any luck we can have the same result, if not better, in 2019. Don raced for the fans and I don’t think anyone is ready to see that end yet.”
You can take a look at DSC’s tributes to Don, HERE.