SUNOCO 240 CHALLENGE WINNER NEIL REID TO RACE WITH FAST TRACK RACING/CLASSIC BMW AT DAYTONA
Monday, December 17, 2018

Anglo American Oil Company Ltd, distributors for Sunoco Race Fuels throughout the UK, Europe and the Middle East, today announced that Kyle Reid, winner of this year’s Sunoco 240 Challenge, will be driving for Fast Track Racing/Classic BMW team in the No. 26 BMW M4 GT4 sports car at the 2019 IMSA season opener at Daytona International Speedway.

Reid will be joining Toby Grahovec and Jayson Clunie for the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge four-hour event, BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona on January 25, 2019.

Kyle Reid, 29, is this year’s Sunoco 240 Challenge winner, and the 2018 the Mini Challenge UK Cooper Pro Champion. He was able to take the championship and the Challenge prize win with some impressive results. Competing in 20 races, Kyle was on the podium (top-three) 18 times and winning 15 races.

Agreeing the deal with Fast Track Racing/Classic BMW for Kyle’s fully funded prize drive, Anders Hildebrand, Managing Director of AAOC, said, “Kyle is our eighth winner of the Sunoco 240 Challenge and beat over 160 other competitors from Mini Challenge, Radical, British GT, F3 Cup, Britcar, GT Cup and LMP3 to win the race seat at the four-hour endurance race at Daytona. The Challenge point system is structured to promote speed and consistency, both important attributes to become a successful endurance driver, and, for sure, Kyle proved by winning the 2018 240 Challenge that he has an abundance of both. I’ve seen Kyle race on many occasions and am confident that he will do a very good job.

“His commitment and preparation for this opportunity is second to none and he has already spent time in the Base Performance simulator with 2016 Sunoco Whelen Challenge winner Jonny Adam as his coach to learn the track and get a feeling for the BMW GT4 car he will be racing. I’m also very excited that we, this year, have teamed up with Fast Track Racing/Classic BMW team manager Toby Grahovec who will also be one of the drivers in the BMW that Kyle will race. We are very much looking forward to working with Toby and to present Kyle to his team – this could be the year we’ll have a good chance of a podium finish!”

“We are very excited to have Kyle join us at Fast Track Racing/Classic BMW,” said Grahovec, team manager for Fast Track Racing/Classic BMW. “With his outstanding track record, we believe he will be a great asset in helping us pursue the victory”.

In the 2018 IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, the Fast Track Racing/Classic BMW M4 GT4 was impressive with a second place at Sebring with Grahovec and Clunie as well as a fourth place at the BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona International Speedway.

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