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.
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.
Avondale, Louisiana - The #44 BMW M2 CS, Rooster Hall Racing with Colin Garrett at the wheel raced to the fastest lap time of 1:50.885 for the opening practice round of the TC America Powered by Skip Barber Racing School at NOLA Motorsports Park. In overall standings, he was followed by #1 BMW M2 CS, Fast Track Racing driver Jason Ruud with the fastest lap time of 1:51.03. Rounding out the top three overall was #57 BMW M2 CS, Accelerating Performance piloted by Stephen Cugliari.
Kevin Boehm was showing off his Honda Civic “R” at his auto workshop in rural Union County last week and said that this particular model was available to anybody, but to be sure, there are very few of them out there. The production numbers for this particular four-door were limited indeed.
Manufactured by Honda Performance Development, the Honda ‘R’ at Mr. Boehm’s shop is not exactly like one that you would find on a showroom floor. These particular cars are built and developed specifically to A. win, B. gather information to allow advancements to be made so the cars can go even faster, and C. win. Read more.
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – DXDT Racing has closed out a successful SRO America race weekend, earning one pole position and three podium finishes in the Fanatec GT World Challenge America powered by aws and TC America powered by Skip Barber Racing School.
Watkins Glen was a good fit for TC America racer Kevin Boehm, who produced two strong second-place finishes in the highly competitive double-header weekend. Engineered by Boehm himself, the No. 9 Honda Civic showed great improvement over the previous race weekend at Road America, carrying greater speeds and showing strong consistency with every lap. Read more.
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (September 1, 2021) – CrowdStrike Racing returned to SRO Motorsports America sports car competition in full at Road America over the weekend with entries in two categories. The three-day event marked the beginning of the second half for SRO America’s season, and it featured a heavy CrowdStrike feel with an additional level of sponsorship.
As Official Internet and Cloud Security Partner of SRO Motorsports America, CrowdStrike uses its presence in racing to showcase its suite of cybersecurity tools to not just those within the paddock and inside race circuits like Road America but also on a global platform with televised events on CBS Sports Network and streamed live on SRO Motorsports’ YouTube channel. Read more.
SUNNYVALE, Calif. (June 1, 2021) – CrowdStrike Racing heads back to Virginia International Raceway this weekend, eager to recreate the same race-winning magic that led to its first victory in SRO Motorsports America a year ago. It marked the beginning of a run that saw CrowdStrike Racing entries win nine times in SRO competition. Read more.
Crazy First Lap at COTA - 2021
From 3 to 4 to 3 to 2 to 3 to 2 to 1!
That's how many positions I went through in the first lap at the second 2021 TC America race at Circuit of the Americas. Watch the full lap to see all the action.
I was able to share my story with PRI and it was published in the May 2021 edition of PRI Magazine. Read all about it here.
AUSTIN, Texas (May 5, 2021) – Teamwork was the name of the game for CrowdStrike Racing at Circuit of The Americas, site of SRO Motorsports America’s second event for 2021. A series of challenges over the racing weekend gave way to a complete team effort that provided more memorable results – and victories – for CrowdStrike. Read more.
SUNNYVALE, Calif. (April 27, 2021) – Following a highly successful opening to the 2021 SRO Motorsports America campaign at Sonoma Raceway, CrowdStrike Racing will continue its early-season championship push at the next venue on its calendar: Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas.
Teamwork will be the key to success for CrowdStrike’s racers at the 3.4-mile, 20-turn road course that has played host to many of the world’s top sporting events – including SRO and Formula One, among others. A new level of collaboration with DXDT Racing, the technical insight from Amazon Web Services and continued contributions from Operation Motorsport give CrowdStrike a combination that has proven that it can “Win As One”. Read more.
Read more about the winning race weekend at CrowdStrikeRacing.com.
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The class we visited the other week is part of inaugural Impact60 Tech Advancement Program (TAP) at the Marysville Early College High School. The class is planned for over 35 hours of intensive training for selected individuals to become employable maintenance technicians.
The program allows students to receive training in different areas directly from professionals in the automotive industry and the courses are held in the automotive lab at the early college high school which is fully stocked with state-of-the-art tools and machinery needed for students to be successful in their training.
We are thrilled to partner with Impact60 to support this program and look forward to watching each student on their journey.
Earlier this month, I joined one of Impact60's Tech Advancement Program classes at the Marysville, OH Early College High School. I brought along the HPD Turn-key Civic Si and we compared it to a brand new OEM Honda Civic. It was a ton of fun to share my race car with the students and show them some of the differences between a road car and and race car. A special THANK YOU goes out to Honda Marysville for providing a car for the comparison.
In 2020, I had the opportunity to race a HPD Turn-key Civic Si in the TC America Series. I plan to make a short series of videos that gives you a closer look into what makes this car special.
The focus on this video is the brakes.
Let me know in the comments if you have any questions.
This year, I had the opportunity to race a HPD Turn-key Civic Si in the TC America Series. I plan to make a short series of videos that gives you a closer look into what makes this car special.
First up: The engine. Check it out in the video, above.
Let me know if the comments if you have any questions.
TC America rookie Kevin Boehm came into the season with confidence he could contend for wins and podiums, but never expected his 2020 season to play out the way it did. "Just to be here was a dream season," said Boehm after a win at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. "To start pulling out some wins and then podiums made it even better. And then to be able to pull it together to clinch it one race early. Honestly, it's unreal. I'm an engineer, I took a ton of math classes, and still I almost don't believe the math right now. I'm absolutely thrilled!”
The season started well for the #9 Boehm Racing Honda Civic Si driver, grabbing six 4th places finishes in the first seven races of the season. But then something really clicked at Road America during the season half of the season, where Boehm won his first race, then went on to win five straight, six wins in the last eight races of the season.
“It feels overdue! It’s great to finally put it together this weekend. We had a great qualifying run, and luckily we were able to keep it together here today and grab the win!” said Boehm after his first win at Road America.
INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 6, 2020) – In a season full of highlights, CrowdStrike Racing saved its best for last. Drivers and teams under CrowdStrike closed the 2020 SRO Motorsports America season with four victories, six podiums and two championships at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Tips, tricks, wins, and learnings. Go behind-the-scenes at the race shop and the track with Boehm Racing.