SUNNYVALE, Calif. (Sept. 29, 2020) – CrowdStrike Racing will wrap up its SRO America season in grand style this weekend with a strong live and virtual brand presence from Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
One of the world’s most famous motorsports facilities, CrowdStrike’s involvement will be on full display in front of a global television audience as SRO America teams with the Intercontinental GT Challenge and the NTT IndyCar Series for an unforgettable weekend of racing.
The on-track component includes expanded racing for George Kurtz and Colin Braun in the No. 04 CrowdStrike/AWS/DXDT Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 alongside a new teammate. In addition, the final two Touring Car America races are on tap for CJ Moses and Kevin Boehm – the latter going for the TCA Drivers Championship in his rookie season.
Off the racetrack, CrowdStrike will continue to lead the way in immersive, original digital content for its fans and virtual guests. CrowdStrike’s CXO Summit – discussions with cybersecurity leaders – returns, as does exclusive streaming of Sunday’s GT World Challenge America Powered by AWS and the Indianapolis 8 Hour race.
ALTON, Va. (July 13, 2020) – CrowdStrike Racing celebrated its return to SRO America competition in the best way possible: its first victory in GT World Challenge Powered by AWS.
George Kurtz and Colin Braun claimed a win in Sunday’s 90-minute, two-driver endurance race at Virginia International Raceway (VIR) – the first victory for CrowdStrike with Mercedes-AMG in SRO America’s highest category of racing. Not only did they claim victory in the Pro/Am class, they were overall winners as well against top-level competition.
The result capped a fantastic return to racing for CrowdStrike – a competitor in three SRO America categories and the Official Internet & Cloud Security Provider for GT World Challenge.
Virginia International Raceway is site of the program’s first motorsports event in more than four months. The SRO weekend will took place with CrowdStrike Racing and all series participants supporting and adhering to strict local, state and federal guidelines on medical screening, social distancing and use of personal protective equipment (PPE).
Due to a worldwide pandemic, race cancellations, and rescheduling, there's been a sudden increase in sim racing. Why? Many motorsports organizations, like Indycar and SRO America launched virtual championships during the global stay-at-home time to fill the void.
Interested in racing your own virtual car? Check out the GT World Challenge three-part guide to Getting Started in Sim Racing.
GT Rivals season one comes to an end at the virtual Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit in South Africa.
Kyalami is a 4.522km circuit featuring sixteen corners and a challenging blend of wide, fast sections and tight, technical corners.
Of Boehm, the series says "CrowdStrike Racing’s Kevin Boehm continues to be a front runner in the Mercedes-AMG GT3. With several podium and Top 5 performances, Boehm is a threat for the overall win."
This race is the eighth and final round of the inaugural GT Rivals Assetto Corsa Competizione esports season.
Tune in to the live event on Sunday, May 31st at 3pm ET.
As expected, GT Rivals virtual Bathurst was a wild ride for all. Boehm qualified in P2 with the CrowdStrike Racing AMG GT3 and survived the first lap shuffle. After spending more than 40-minutes in third place, Boehm clipped the wall leading into the Esses, which forced a spin and placed him in fourth place with only 10-minutes left to go in the event.
"Finishing fourth is a great result for such a challenging track," Boehm says. "Now it is time to focus on the next and final GT Rivals event at Kyalami."
Watch the GT Rivals Bathurst race recap here.
Mount Panorama is one of the most unique circuits in the world and this virtual track will be the biggest challenge of the inaugural GT Rivals esports invitational series.
During last week's race at Barcelona, Boehm held off Heitkotter, winner of five of the six GT Rival events, for half of the Barcelona contest, before getting clipped by a lapped car, taking him out of contention. This week, Boehm looks to contend for the podium again.
GT Rivals at Bathurst airs this Sunday, May 24th at 3pm ET across SRO’s GT World YouTube channel, SRO Motorsports Twitch Channel, and GT World Challenge America powered by AWS Facebook page.
Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya will host Round 6 of the GT Rivals Esports Invitational on Assetto Corsa Competizione. Boehm is representing the CrowdStrike Racing team in the no. 90 AMG GT3.
GT Rivals airs this Sunday, May 17th at 3pm ET across SRO’s GT World YouTube channel, SRO Motorsports Twitch Channel, and GT World Challenge America powered by AWS Facebook page.
The SRO America esports series travels from the Belgian countryside to Japan and the home of the Intercontinental GT Challenge powered by Pirelli Suzuka 10 Hour - the Suzuka Circuit. The course features a rare figure-eight style design with 18-turns across its 3.609-mile circuit.
After an unfortunate mid-race internet failure at Spa Francorchamps that caused him to lose a podium position, Boehm is looking to come in strong at this event.
Round 5 of GT Rivals takes place on May 10th at 3PM ET.
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Race cars, short ribs, and beagles--what's not to like? This week, Boehm was interviewed for the TC America Driver Download Series.
The Honda engineer joins TC America after multiple SCCA Runoff Championships, making his debut in the TCA class with new Honda Civic SI TCA. Kevin has also shown his racecraft in sim racing, finishing 2nd in two rounds of the GT Rivals Esports Invitational on a home engineered sim rig.
Learn more by reading the interview.
This week, GT Rivals heads to virtual Belgium to host Round 4 at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. Spa is a 19-turn, 4.32-mile circuit with a storied history and a famous combination of corners - Eau Rouge and Raidillon.
With two runner-up finishes in a row, Boehm will look to continue his podium streak driving the CrowdStrike Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3.
Watch live on Sunday, May 1st on GT World YouTube and GT World Twitch.
This past weekend, racers headed to virtual Misano World Circuit for Round 2 of SRO America's GT Rivals Series. The virtual Misano features a 2.53-mile, 16-turn circuit.
Sim racer Josh Staffin took victory in a No. 230 Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo. Boehm took a second place finish in the CrowdStrike Racing/AWS No. 90 Mercedes-AMG GT3 .
Three of the top-four finishers were sim racers--Boehm was the only real-world racer and the only TC America driver to take the podium.
Round 3 of GT Rivals takes place at virtual Paul Ricard on April 26th at 3 pm ET.
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Tips, tricks, wins, and learnings. Go behind-the-scenes at the race shop and the track with Boehm Racing.