GT3 Racing

JPrice_SRO_SonomaFri_21-5237
JPrice_SRO_SonomaFri_21-6836
JPrice_SRO_SonomaThurs_21-3301

The 2021 Fanatec GT World Challenge America powered by AWS championship will see see three DXDT Racing Mercedes AMG GT3 cars in competition. The 2021 series will remain consistent with last year’s format, hosting two 90-minute races in one weekend, with two drivers sharing one machine. This will mark the team’s 5th year racing Mercedes machinery, now returning with three cars for the seven-weekend championship. The season will again end with the Indianapolis 8 Hour, running in conjunction with the Intercontinental GT Challenge.

This GT3 series competes across the continent on some of the best tracks North America has to offer. Each event weekend consists of two races, welcoming a wide range of homologated manufacturers, producing exciting competition. The two-driver, 90 minute SprintX format, complete with full-service pit stops makes racing a true team effort.

David Askew
No. 63 Mercedes AMG GT3

Dave Askew is relatively new to racing having started only five years ago having always been a huge motorsports fan.  Being a competitive guy and always looking for the next challenge, it was “now or never.”  Since then he’s formed DXDT Racing, fielding Mercedes AMG GT3 and Honda TCR cars for himself and clients.  Prior to racing Dave’s been a long time offshore sailboat racer, and with his brother Peter, has won many of the most important offshore sailing events in the world.  Dave and his wife Sandy make their home in Palm Beach FL.

Ryan Dalziel
No. 63 Mercedes AMG GT3

Ryan Dalziel has established himself as one of the most versatile race car drivers of today’s generation. The Scottish race car driver has built an impressive career, starting in British open wheel racing in 1999 before being introduced to the North American sports car racing circuit in 2005. Dalziel immediately established himself as a front runner. He holds victories at every major sports car racing event, including the Rolex 24 At Daytona and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. He joined DXDT Racing in 2019, and together with David Askew finished third in the 2020 championship. He lives in Winter Park, Florida with his wife, Jessica.

George Kurtz
No. 04 CrowdStrike Racing/AWS/Mercedes-AMG GT3 EVO

As an avid race car enthusiast, Kurtz has been racing competitively since 2009 and has over a hundred races and many podiums to his credit. His experience competing with a variety of sportscars, like Mercedes, Audi and McLaren in the GT World Challenge America, contributed to his eight top-five finishes in 2019. Also in 2019, his race points went towards the World Challenge Manufacturer Championship for Mercedes-AMG. In 2021, George is racing with Colin Braun in the No. 04 CrowdStrike/AWS/DXDT Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 in the SRO World Challenge America Powered by AWS.

Founding and leading the spectacular growth at CrowdStrike, and functioning as the company’s CEO, George brings his focus on delivering the highest performance products to the world of cybersecurity. Both on the track and off, George is a leader who drives for the top of the podium by delivering a first-class product, performance, and deliverables.

Colin Braun
No. 04 CrowdStrike Racing/AWS/Mercedes-AMG GT3 EVO

At just 16 Colin Braun made his road racing debut at one of sports car racing’s crown jewels, the Rolex 24 Hour race. In 2020, in his 16th consecutive start, Colin took home his third Rolex 24 win to add to his decorated sports car career that includes wins at the 12 Hours of Sebring and Six Hours of Watkins Glen. At 17 he became the youngest driver to race in the top-tier Prototype class at the Rolex 24. That same year, he became the youngest driver ever to place on the podium at the famed 24 Hours of Le Mans finishing second.

In addition to a storied sports car career, Colin competed in NASCAR’s Truck and Nationwide series. And with a nod to his former NASCAR days, he’s credited with turning the fastest lap around the Daytona International Speedway oval at 222.971mph in the Ford Ecoboost-powered Daytona Prototype machine with Michael Shank Racing. Hand-picked by Ford, Colin’s 40.364-second lap broke Bill Elliott’s previous record carving out another career milestone.

In 2020 Colin looks ahead to the SRO season where he will return with George Kurtz and CrowdStrike Racing to race the No. 04 CrowdStrike Racing/AWS/DXDT Mercedes-AMG GT3 in the GT World Challenge America powered by AWS class. Building on 2018, Colin and the team are hungry and looking to stand atop the podium while chasing a championship.

Erin Vogel
No. 19 CrowdStrike Racing/Mercedes-AMG GT3 

Erin Vogel made her SRO America debut in a one-off race weekend in GT4 America. She returned in 2020 for a full season, racing a McLaren 570S GT4 with Michael Cooper in the SprintX Championship. While the season was filled with attrition, the pair earned three top-five finishes. Vogel has also competed in the 25 Hours of Thunderhill, leading an all-female effort that went on to win in class in the Toyo Tires Audi R8 GT4

Michael Cooper
No. 19 CrowdStrike Racing/Mercedes-AMG GT3 

Michael Cooper, now a four-time Pirelli World Challenge and GT4 America champion will return for a second year as Erin Vogel’s co-driver, having just competed the 2020 GT4 America SprintX Championship together in a McLaren 570s GT4. The 2021 season will be his first full season racing a Mercedes AMG GT3, having raced the car for select races in 2018. Cooper holds a lengthy and impressive sports car racing resume, having been both a GM and McLaren factory driver.

JPrice_SRO_SonomaSat_21-4750
JPrice_SRO_SonomaFri_21-6836
JPrice_SRO_SonomaSat_21-4880

The newly established GT America Powered by aws championship brings a return of SRO America to its roots, running seven double headers in a single driver format, racing for 40 minutes. The series will include GT3, GT2, and GT4 platforms aimed for Bronze drivers to have a wide variety of competition across North America.

George Kurtz
No. 04 CrowdStrike Racing/AWS/Mercedes-AMG GT3 EVO

As an avid race car enthusiast, Kurtz has been racing competitively since 2009 and has over a hundred races and many podiums to his credit. His experience competing with a variety of sportscars, like Mercedes, Audi and McLaren in the GT World Challenge America, contributed to his eight top-five finishes in 2019. Also in 2019, his race points went towards the World Challenge Manufacturer Championship for Mercedes-AMG. In 2020, George is racing with Colin Braun in the No. 04 CrowdStrike/AWS/DXDT Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 in the SRO World Challenge America Powered by AWS.

Founding and leading the spectacular growth at CrowdStrike, and functioning as the company’s CEO, George brings his focus on delivering the highest performance products to the world of cybersecurity. Both on the track and off, George is a leader who drives for the top of the podium by delivering a first-class product, performance, and deliverables.

CJ Moses 
No. 58 CrowdStrike/AWS/DXDT Racing Mercedes AMG GT3

CJ began racing in the Sports Car Club of America’s Regional club racing series in 2005 and quickly graduated to SCCA Nationals in 2007, racing touring cars. In his second season, CJ became the 2008 Divisional Champion. In 2010 and 2011, he took a short hiatus from driving and was the crew chief for the back-to-back SCCA National Championship Touring 2 team. CJ then went back to driving and his winning ways, claiming the 2012 and 2013 Divisional Championships and Driver of the Year Award.

CJ took the next step in 2014 and began competing in the SCCA Majors Series and successfully campaigned in the series with multiple wins and many podium finishes.

In 2019, CJ joined the CrowdStrike Racing Team, running select SRO GT4 America races resulting in several podium finishes. In 2021, CJ will continue with CrowdStrike Racing, racing in the new 2021 GT America series.