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October 11, 2023, The first-year partnership between CrowdStrike Racing driver Kevin Boehm and Kenton Koch concluded with a victory in Pirelli GT4 America on Friday and a third-place finish Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) for Random Vandals Racing in their No. 92 CrowdStrike BMW M4 GT4. IMS was the final event of the season. The finishes earned the team a 3rd place in the 2023 Pirelli GT4 America Championship.
Kevin Boehm, No. 92 CrowdStrike BMW M4 GT4: “With CrowdStrike Racing taking a step into GT4 America, I knew there were going to be a lot of challenges this year. I went into it with open eyes and knowing I was going to need to learn a lot. I looked for every opportunity that I could all year. When I look back, I realize that we accomplished a lot. There were lots of times where we always wished there was a little more luck, but even with what we accomplished we can be proud as a team. It’s been a complete pleasure to learn from Kenton and the Random Vandals guys. It’s been an incredible year. As we look into the future, I think I have a lot more experience to build on and it’s only up from here.”
Kenton Koch, No. 92 CrowdStrike BMW M4 GT4: “It’s been awesome to be with Kevin this year. He’s brought a lot of things to the table that has made this program better and better. It’s nice to work with someone like that. He’s also gotten better as a driver in a GT4 car, and this weekend was the best he’s been all year. It’s cool to fly the CrowdStrike logo on the side of this BMW and I’m very fortunate to be part of it. I hope it’s not the last time because it’s been great driving with Kevin this year.”
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September 2023, Sebring Race One was an action-packed, tumultuous, and dramatic event for the entirety of the Pirelli GT4 America field, with four full course cautions throughout the race causing a plethora of changes up and down the grid. Although the race ultimately ended under yellows, there was no shortage of excitement, with drivers utilizing every minute of green flag racing to capitalize on opportunities.
August 2023, Two dramatic races rounded out the weekend at the GT4 event at Road America. The no. 92 Random Vandals Racing CrowdStrike/AWS BMW landed in P2 (Silver Class) in both races, after extended on-track battles.
The finishes gained valuable points for the driving duo Kevin Boehm and Kenton Koch, as the halfway point of the 2023 season was crossed. Next, the team heads to Sebring International Raceway for not two, but three races that weekend in the hunt for the championship.
ALTON, Va. (June 21, 2023) – CrowdStrike Racing enjoyed another strong weekend at Virginia International Raceway (VIR) with five victories in seven races across SRO Motorsports America competition.
Highlights of the weekend included:
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AUSTIN, Texas (May 17, 2022) – CrowdStrike Racing is hoping there’s no place like home this weekend when it competes at Circuit of The Americas near Austin, Texas for a full weekend of SRO Motorsports America action.
The 3.4-mile, 20-turn COTA venue will see three CrowdStrike Racing entries take part in three of SRO America’s five series from Friday through Sunday:
In the headlining GT World Challenge America championship, Kurtz and Braun lead the Pro-Am Drivers Championship on the strength of two victories with the No. 04 CrowdStrike Mercedes-AMG GT3. The duo were victorious on the opening weekend at Sonoma Raceway in California and took another win in the most recent event at NOLA Motorsports Park near New Orleans. Read more.
SONOMA, Calif. (April 4, 2023) – CrowdStrike Racing proved that there really is no place like home after a highly successful weekend at Sonoma Raceway during SRO Motorsports America’s first full event of 2023.
The GT Challenge of Sonoma protected by CrowdStrike brought five podium finishes in six races for the CrowdStrike Racing program. The victories came in front of a big crowd of employees from the technology leader, as more than 100 came with their families, as well as other VIP guests, for a weekend full of interactive experiences that highlighted the company’s role as a leading sponsor of SRO America.
George Kurtz and Colin Braun made sure CrowdStrike Racing fans went home happy with their runner-up finish in Saturday’s 90 minute race, and an overall victory in the second race on Sunday in Fanatec GT World Challenge Powered by AWS. The duo piloted the No. 04 CrowdStrike Racing by Riley Mercedes AMG GT3 to an overall victory, closing the weekend as championship contenders once again in the series’ Pro-Am category. Read more.
AUSTIN, Texas (March 29, 2023) – Following a “soft launch” of the 2023 SRO Motorsports America season last month in St. Petersburg, CrowdStrike Racing heads to Sonoma Raceway for a full program of competition this weekend with entries in each of SRO America’s premier GT racing series.
The opening of the SRO America weekend is part of the GT Challenge of Sonoma protected by CrowdStrike. A stunning field of 140 cars are entered across five race series that will test their mettle around the 1.99-mile, 12-turn Sonoma Raceway circuit.
CrowdStrike Racing will be present in three categories at Sonoma:
In their first race of the season together, Kurtz and Braun will look to win at Sonoma for the third – and possibly fourth – time. There are two 90-minute races in GT World Challenge, and the pairing were victorious once in each of the last two seasons at Sonoma in their CrowdStrike Mercedes-AMG.
In addition, Kurtz swept the opening weekend of GT America in 2021 at Sonoma and captured one of the two 40-minute races a year ago in another CrowdStrike by Riley Mercedes-AMG. He will look for his first GT America victory of 2023 this weekend.
New to the CrowdStrike Racing program is Pirelli GT4 America. After claiming championships in two of SRO America’s Touring Car categories in 2020 and 2022, Boehm is “graduating” to production-based GT racing with the CrowdStrike/AWS BMW M4 GT4 from Random Vandals Racing alongside new teammate Koch. Read more.
CONCORD, NC (Mar. 22, 2023) – Random Vandals Racing (RVR) and CrowdStrike/AWS driver and engineer Kevin Boehm are excited to announce a new team partnership: Boehm will race with Kenton Koch in a new 2023 BMW M4 GT4 for the 2023 Pirelli GT4 America season.
Random Vandals Racing is a BMW customer racing team based in Concord, NC and Bridgewater, NJ. The team is leading a full-season two-car effort in Pirelli GT4 America.
“We are thrilled to welcome Kevin to the team. Combining Kevin’s talents with Kenton’s skilled experience will strengthen the competitiveness of Random Vandals Racing as we aim for the championship,” said Paul Sparta, Team Principal for Random Vandals. “Moving to a two-car program provides us with a much stronger structure to make additional gains as the season progresses. It’s a real privilege to have CrowdStrike and AWS with us as partners along with Vbrick. It’s our job to deliver now.”
A two-time touring car champion and four-time SCCA national champion known for both his skills as a driver and a motorsports engineer, Boehm is looking forward to his first season in GT4.
“For over a decade, I’ve raced touring cars with the goal of making it into a GT series,” Boehm said. “I couldn’t be happier to take that next step with the support of CrowdStrike and AWS and I am looking forward to joining the RVR team. GT4 will be a new challenge and I am thrilled to accelerate my learning by driving with Kenton and tapping into his experience as we fight for a championship.”
“Looking forward to driving with Kevin and having Crowdstrike as a partner,” said Koch. “The Random Vandals team is well-prepared and we’re all aiming for a championship!”
Anglesey, Wales (November 13, 2022) – Two-time touring car champion and CrowdStrike Racing/AWS driver Kevin Boehm closed out a winning 2022 season by participating in the 2022 Race of Remembrance (RoR), held November 11-13, 2022, at Anglesey Circuit, Wales, UK with the non-profit veterans organization, Operation Motorsport.
For the RoR event, Boehm was one of eight drivers representing the USA and Canada. Operation Motorsport was the only North American team competing in the 12-hour sports car endurance race, which was highlighted by a pit lane Remembrance Service on Sunday morning.
The Operation Motorsport team was composed of Canadian and American active duty military personnel, veterans, Skip Barber Racing School staff, donors, and drivers like Boehm, who was invited / sponsored to lend engineering support and drive as a member of the team by Amazon Web Services (AWS). The team fielded two Honda Racing / HPD Civic Type R TCs for the event and the liveries of both cars featured the names of more than 600 active duty military, veterans, and loved ones on the hoods, including major contributions from the veterans’ groups at AWS and CrowdStrike.
Although many of the team’s beneficiaries had not met before the event, they competed against many well prepared and professional teams and finished P6 and P8 in class (P8 and P12 overall). This exceeded expectations and demonstrated the power of veteran recovery through motorsport.
“We’ve been working with Operation Motorsport since 2020, aiding in the recovery of their beneficiaries by embedding them within the CrowdStrike Racing/AWS team throughout the race season,” Boehm said. “Thanks to our partnership with AWS and our shared vision for helping wounded warriors, I was thrilled to participate in the Race of Remembrance with Operation Motorsport. At race events we typically focus on competing, but at the Race of Remembrance, the focus was on teamwork, recovery, setting the beneficiaries up for success, honoring our veterans, and remembering the fallen. Enormously proud of the work our beneficiaries did at the event–you enabled the team to carry the names on the hoods of the cars with honor.”
Operation Motorsport beneficiaries will continue to work with the CrowdStrike Racing/AWS team, including Boehm, during the 2023 race season.
Race of Remembrance will return next year, November 10th-12th, 2023.
Operation Motorsport announced its driver lineup for the upcoming Race of Remembrance (RoR) to be held November 11-13, 2022, at Anglesey Circuit, Wales, UK. Operation Motorsport is the only North American team competing in the 12-hour sportscar endurance race, which is highlighted by a pit lane Remembrance Service on Sunday morning. The team will field two Skip Barber Racing Honda Civic Type – R with eight drivers representing the USA and Canada highlighting for Foundations first time, two Beneficiary drivers – Hunter Reeve, Theo Bruulsema, Kevin Boehm, Travis Hill, Mike Stillwagon, John Weisberg, Jason Bivins, and Huw Leahy. Read more.
INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 11, 2022) – CrowdStrike Racing celebrated another landmark season in SRO Motorsports America with its year-end event at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
CrowdStrike Racing had a banner weekend, earning six wins and seven top-10 finishes on the weekend across seven races in three SRO America categories. The team also earned three Driver Championships for the 2022 campaign.
The weekend included a bevy of activation and hospitality activities from CrowdStrike, taking advantage of its position as Official Internet and Cloud Security Provider for SRO Motorsports, and culminated in Sunday night’s SRO America gala, where CrowdStrike Racing’s George Kurtz, CJ Moses and Kevin Boehm officially claimed their championship trophies for their respective series. Read more.
AUSTIN, Texas (Oct. 5, 2022) – CrowdStrike Racing will close its most successful season of participation in SRO Motorsports this weekend with one of the year’s most high-profile events: the Intercontinental GT Challenge Indianapolis 8 Hour.
CrowdStrike has been at the forefront of multiple international motorsport events this year and Indianapolis now joins that collection.
As Official Cloud and Internet Security Provider to SRO Motorsports America, CrowdStrike is the cybersecurity frontrunner, on the front line of protecting data and stopping breaches. Similarly, CrowdStrike Racing has proven to be a leader on the track, finishing first in many of SRO America’s racing categories – including the premier Fanatec GT World Challenge America.
The Fanatec GT World Challenge America will receive the majority of the attention during the four-day festival of speed as CrowdStrike Racing drivers George Kurtz and Colin Braun race for their first championship together in the series’ Pro/Am category.
Kurtz and Kevin Boehm will also close out their championship-winning seasons in GT America Powered by AWS and Touring Car America Powered by Skip Barber Racing Schools, respectively. In addition, CJ Moses returns to GT America to add to an already strong field for the year’s final two rounds. Read more.
SEBRING, Fla. (Sept. 27, 2022) – CrowdStrike Racing, George Kurtz and Kevin Boehm are champions again in SRO Motorsports America following a weekend of wins at Sebring International Raceway. Competing in racing’s penultimate event, the team tallied four victories and five podium finishes in six races.
Entering the race weekend well ahead in the points, Kurtz wrapped up his GT America Powered by AWS championship on Saturday with three races left in the season. The next day, Boehm won the Touring Car championship in TC America Powered by Skip Barber Racing Schools.
Each series has two more races left on the calendar, with the finale at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
“It’s a fantastic championship for the CrowdStrike Racing by Riley Motorsports team and a great championship for Mercedes,” said Kurtz, co-founder and chief executive officer of CrowdStrike. “I couldn’t be happier with the performance of everyone this year. It’s great to clinch this championship with three races to go.”
Said Boehm after claiming his championship: “There’s so much work that goes on behind the scenes unnoticed. I have to thank every one of those folks so much. For CrowdStrike and AWS, to get another championship with them, to win it today and clinch it here… what a season!” Read more.
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (August 25, 2022) – CrowdStrike Racing heads into the last two events of the SRO Motorsports America season fully in championship contention in three categories following their Road America race weekend.
The program collected three victories and three runner-up finishes around the spacious 4.048-mile, 14-turn road course north of Milwaukee. George Kurtz and CJ Moses each claimed victories in GT America Powered by AWS while Kevin Boehm continued his march toward the Touring Car championship in TC America Powered by Skip Barber Racing School. Read more.
AUSTIN, Texas (August 18, 2022) – CrowdStrike Racing’s full contingent of competitors will return to the racetrack in SRO Motorsports action this weekend at one of America’s great tracks – Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.
Four CrowdStrike Racing drivers – George Kurtz, Colin Braun, Kevin Boehm and CJ Moses – will compete in three different cars across four SRO America categories during the three-day event at 4.048-mile, 14-turn Road America. Read more.
WATKINS GLEN, New York (July 27, 2022) – CrowdStrike Racing put on another motorsports clinic in SRO Motorsports America competition with four victories in six races at Watkins Glen International.
Drivers George Kurtz, Colin Braun and Kevin Boehm each claimed at least one victory during the two days at The Glen. The results also cemented CrowdStrike Racing teams and drivers into the leads of their respective championships.
Kurtz, CrowdStrike co-founder and CEO, scored three victories on the weekend: an overall win Sunday alongside Braun in GT World Challenge America Powered by AWS, and a pair of pole positions and wins in GT America Powered by AWS. Each win came in separate but familiar No. 04 CrowdStrike/AWS Mercedes-AMG GT3s. Read more.
AUSTIN, Texas (July 21, 2022) – The CrowdStrike Racing program returns to action in SRO Motorsports America competition this weekend at Watkins Glen International, with CrowdStrike drivers leading the race to the championship in three different categories.
It’s the first SRO event for CrowdStrike Racing since a banner weekend at Virginia International Raceway a month ago, which saw five victories for CrowdStrike-branded entries, setting a very high bar as the program heads to New York State.
CrowdStrike Racing will compete in three SRO series at Watkins Glen:
Fanatec GT World Challenge America Powered by AWS: George Kurtz and Colin Braun in the No. 04 CrowdStrike/AWS Mercedes-AMG from CrowdStrike Racing by Riley Motorsports
GT America Powered by AWS: George in another No. 04 CrowdStrike/AWS Mercedes-AMG from CrowdStrike Racing by Riley Motorsports
TC America Powered by Skip Barber Racing School: Kevin Boehm in the No. 9 CrowdStrike/AWS HPD Civic Type R TC from Skip Barber Racing School
CrowdStrike’s presence on the track mirrors its participation off it as the Official Cloud and Internet Security Provider of SRO. CrowdStrike is on the front line of protecting data and preventing security breaches, while also being on the starting line in many of SRO America’s racing categories – including the premier GT World Challenge America. The company’s powerful Falcon graphic is the dominant feature on all CrowdStrike Racing entries in SRO America competition. Read more.
ALTON, Virginia (June 24, 2022) – CrowdStrike Racing enjoyed one of its best weekends in SRO Motorsports America with five victories in six races across three categories at Virginia International Raceway.
George Kurtz and Colin Braun won for the second time this year in the Fanatec GT World Challenge Powered by AWS in dramatic fashion Sunday, competing in their No. 04 CrowdStrike/AWS Mercedes-AMG GT3 from CrowdStrike Racing by Riley Motorsports.
Kurtz continued to momentum in GT America Powered by AWS, sweeping the weekend with another No. 04 CrowdStrike/AWS Mercedes-AMG GT3, giving him three wins in six races this season.
CrowdStrike Racing earned another sweep in Touring Car America Powered by Skip Barber Racing Schools thanks to two more wins for Kevin Boehm in the Touring Car category with his No. 9 CrowdStrike/AWS Honda Performance Development Civic Type R TC.
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