Kyle Reid will drive with Fast Track Racing/Classic BMW in this year’s BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona next January.
Reid, who was the Pro Champion of the 2018 Mini Challenge UK series, earned his drive by winning the Anglo American Oil Company’s 2018 Sunoco 240 Challenge. He managed to get on the podium 18 times in 20 races this season, winning 15 of them.
In the four-hour race next January, which will be the first for the re-branded Michelin Pilot Challenge series, he will drive with Fast Track Racing/Classic BMW in a BMW M4 GT4 with Toby Grahovec and Jayson Clunie.
Agreeing the deal with Fast Track Racing/Classic BMW for Kyle’s fully funded prize drive, Anders Hildebrand, Managing Director of AAOC, said, “Kyle is our 8th winner of the Sunoco 240 Challenge and beat over 160 other competitors from Mini Challenge, Radical, British GT, F3 Cup, Britcar, GT Cup and LMP3 to win the race seat at the 4-hour endurance race at Daytona.
“The Challenge point system is structured to promote speed and consistency, both important attributes to becoming a successful endurance driver, and for sure Kyle proved by winning the 2019 240 Challenge that he has an abundance of both.
“I’ve seen Kyle race on many occasions and am confident that he will do a very good job. His commitment and preparation for this opportunity is second to none and he has already spent time in the Base Performance simulator with 2016 Sunoco Whelen Challenge winner Jonny Adam as his coach to learn the track and get a feeling for the BMW GT4 car he will be racing.
“I’m also very excited that we, this year, have teamed up with Fast Track Racing/Classic BMW team manager Toby Grahovec who will also be one of the drivers in the BMW that Kyle will race. We are very much looking forward to working with Toby and to present Kyle to his team – this could be the year we’ll have a good chance of a podium finish!”
Fast Track Racing/Classic BMW’s Toby Grahovec added, “We are very excited to have Kyle join us at Fast Track Racing/Classic BMW. With his outstanding track record, we believe he will be a great asset in helping us pursue victory”.
In the 2018 IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge season, the Fast Track Racing/Classic BMW M4 GT4 was impressive with a second place at Sebring with Grahovec and Clunie as well as a fourth place at the BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona International Speedway.