Colin Braun will follow up his race-winning effort in the LMP2 class at the Rolex 24 Hours with DragonSpeed with a three-race deal to complete the North American Endurance Championship with rival squad Era Motorsport.
The Kyle Tilley-led outfit scored a third-place finish at Daytona on their IMSA debut and will continue in the remaining three endurance races at Sebring, Watkins Glen and Petit Le Mans with Tilley joined by full-season team-mate Dwight Merriman and Colin Braun.
“I’m so proud of all the hard work that has gone into this team to give us such a strong start to the season,” said Team Owner Kyle Tilley. “We hope to carry that momentum into the next round, the Twelve Hours of Sebring. Colin is a very accomplished race car driver, and we’re looking forward to his contributions to keep our program competitive and in the championship battle.”
31-year-old Braun has become something of a hot property after the end of the CORE Autosports prototype programme last year where Braun scored major race wins and a double PC class Championship. The 2020 class win at Daytona was his second top step of the podium result at the Floridian classic, matched by a double class win at Sebring and a single class victory at Watkins Glen.
“I’m looking forward to joining Era Motorsport for the remaining IMSA endurance races this year,” said Braun. “I can’t thank Kyle and Dwight enough for putting their trust in me as we look ahead. Era Motorsport had a great start to the year finishing on the podium at Daytona and I’m confident that as we continue to gain experience together as a team, we will contend for wins! This team is young and hungry and I can’t wait to join them at Sebring and help in any way I can to put the team on the top step of the podium.”
Colin joins his father Jeff at Era Motorsport, Braun the Elder calling strategy for the newly minted LMP2 squad. The team is currently on-site at Sebring International Raceway, testing and preparing for the Twelve Hours of Sebring.