Road America Preview: Wright Motorsports in for Packed Wisconsin Weekend

July 31, 2020

ELKHART LAKE, Wis., (July 31, 2020) – Porsche racing team Wright Motorsports will double up on the racing action this weekend at Road America, racing in both the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama.

The fourth round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will see Ryan Hardwick and Patrick Long race the No. 16 1st Phorm Porsche 911 GT3 R in a two hour, 40-minute sprint race on Sunday afternoon. The pair has had a near-flawless run all season in the highly competitive GTD class, leading the team to sit third in the championship points. Still hungry for their first podium of the 2020 season, the Porsche team has a strong history at Road America in IMSA, most recently with Patrick Long and Christina Nielsen claiming the class victory in 2018.

“Ryan, Patrick, and our entire crew have done an excellent job executing all season,” said Team Owner John Wright. “We love Road America, and feel our Porsche will be competitive here. This season has been full of curveballs for everyone, but we’ve kept our focus on what we can control and look forward to a strong weekend.”

The coverage for the IMSA SportsCar Weekend at Road America will begin with the first practice on Friday afternoon, and continue with every session on IMSA Radio. The race will air live in the United States on NBC and NBC Sports Gold TrackPass Sunday, August 3 from 12:00PM to 3:00PM Eastern, and international audiences can watch live on

Ryan Hardwick

Road America is one of the greatest circuits in the world, and I think we will have a solid race car for this next IMSA race weekend as well. For me personally, I’m really starting to get the feel for pushing the rear-engine Porsche to the limits. As for the Wright Motorsports team, these guys have been on top of their game all year. They are putting in the work on developing the car, as well as executing mistake-free pit stops on the race weekends. I’m looking forward to seeing what we can accomplish together this weekend in Wisconsin.

Patrick Long

Road America is personally my favorite of all the tracks on the schedule. Our 2018 run there was a big race for us as a team, and we’d like to try to repeat that. The competition is fierce as ever, and we’ll go into this weekend, trying to come off the truck strong. We’ll execute our strategy and pit stops, and have a consistent race and push forward. It’s going to be a hot summer.