VANCOUVER, Canada (December 21, 2013) – Bullet Racing announced today exciting new plans for the 2014 racing season, to include the Pirelli World Challenge, and the possible addition of a new manufacturer to it’s stable of race cars.
“Big changes in the structure of many sanctioning bodies this off-season provided us with the unique situation to look with fresh eyes at our entire program, and at new opportunities out there for our team to compete”, said Bullet Racing team owner Steve Paquette. “I am so proud of what we have accomplished in the last many years, in particular earning a podium finish at last year’s Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona. It has been an enormous undertaking to bring a pro level team to the world stage at the Rolex for the last six consecutive years”.
“We are very excited to open a new chapter in our team’s book, with a move to the Pirelli World Challenge, a series that includes several events on the U.S. west coast, and races at Canadian circuits at Mosport and The Streets of Toronto”, Steve continued. “Plus, we are in talks with another manufacturer that’s had huge success in sports car racing. There’s a possibility that Bullet Racing may expand our program to include some new racing cars in addition to our long standing history with Porsche, and maybe even expansion to European races in the future.”
Vancouver native and current WTCC pro driver Darryl O'Young, Bullet Racing’s lead driver the past 4 years at the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona, has been pivotal in Bullet Racing’s possible addition of a new manufacturer and subsequent move to the Pirelli World Challenge.
Bullet Racing’s development driver Zac Zawisza from Kelowna, B.C. is thrilled at the opportunity to drive the teams 2013 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona 2nd place finishing Porsche Cayman GXR in the Pirelli World Challenge in 2014.
Team driver Randy Blaylock from Bothell, WA will also be involved in testing, and general team logistics.
Additional announcements to follow in the coming weeks.