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.
CrowdStrike/AWS Driver Kevin Boehm Joins Random Vandals Racing for the 2023 GT4 America Season
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!”
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