Bodymotion Racing Looking Towards 2019 with Open Mind for Racing Series
Friday, November 16, 2018

Bodymotion Racing is a division of a 35-year family-owned and operated Bodymotion Incorporated. Their New Jersey based shops are state-of-the-art full service auto mechanical repair, collision and refinishing, race car fabrication, and street car performance upgrade specialists. European imports, mainly Porsches, are their primary focus. Bodymotion, has also been recognized by Porsche Cars of North America as a PAAC, or Porsche Approved Collision Center, which qualifies them for repair on aluminum vehicles. Bodymotion Racing is not resting on their laurels from the 2018 racing season.

The IMSA MICHELIN Pilot Challenge Series racers ended the season in third place in the Street Tuner (ST) class championship after one victory, two second-place finishes, four third-place finishes, two fourth and a single fifth-place finish. Their No. 21 Porsche Cayman, sponsored by Competition Motorsports, Delaware Funds, and Monticello Motor Club, fielded a car for the successful driving duo of Jason Rabe, of Monticello, N.Y. and Max Faulkner, of Rumson, N.J. Bodymotion Racing, who has been competing on track since 1984, also fielded a GS car in seven of the Continental Tire series’ 10 races.

The fan-favorite racing team is currently evaluating its plans for the 2019 racing season as the new year approaches. Having achieved success on the IMSA circuit by winning both Daytona and Sebring in GS class and earning the title of the first Porsche Cayman GT4 to win a professional race on the planet, the team is eyeing both the GS and TCR classes, since the ST class took its final bow at the season finale at Road Atlanta last month. For 2019 IMSA has partnered with a new title sponsor and the series will be known as the MICHELIN Pilot Challenge, and the new series has plans for another 10-race calendar next year. Additionally, they are also considering the popular eight-race 2019 IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA series.

“Since we had to retire the Porsche Cayman we’ve been running for the past five years in the IMSA Continental Tire ST class after the season finale, it’s created an open book for us for the future,” said Bodymotion Racing team owner Michael Bavaro. “Since we’ll be purchasing a new Porsche GT4 for 2019, we have a few options in which to run it. It’s just is going to take the right partners and driving pair to see what path we go. We’re talking to a number of people but haven’t hit the jackpot yet. It takes the perfect combination to make it work in racing.”