Promising Tests for the Motorsports in Action Team Heading Into this Friday’s Sebring Race

Monday, March 13, 2017

Motorsports In Action (MIA) will return to action in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Championship this weekend, as its two McLaren 570S GT4s contest the famous Sebring International Raceway in Sebring, Florida. After just missing a podium spot in the opening round in Daytona, Jesse Lazare and his teammate Chris Green will attempt to reach even higher in their No. 69 car, while Ontarian Kenny Wilden and American Dr. Rod Randall will team up again in the No. 68. 

For the MIA team, entirely from Montreal and brought together by veteran driver and owner Eric Kerub, the hopes of claiming a good result for the team’s debut at the central Florida track, during the prestigious 12 Hours of Sebring race weekend, are legitimate ones.

"We’re eyeing a good result at Sebring. It’s a two-hour race, only half of the distance completed in Daytona at the end of January," he said. "Our drivers will have to give it their all from the first to the last lap but I am confident this will happen. We’re hot off Jesse’s recent win at the 24 Hours of Daytona. He and Chris, as well as our drivers in the No. 68 are capable of doing very well."

The MIA team participated in the Chin Motorsports Track Day two weeks ago, with excellent performances. In addition, the Sebring circuit, similar to the tracks that will be used later in the season, should favour the McLaren 570S GT4, which was not the case in Daytona. There, No. 69 was beaten at the front of the pack as a result of a small hit towards the end of the race and the No. 68 finished in the top 10. 

Confirmed for the season at the wheel of the No. 69 Garaga et Pfaff car, the duo made up of Jesse Lazare and Chris Green hope to earn their first top five at Sebring. In the No. 68 The Advanced Cardiovascular Center of Tampay Bay McLaren, the experienced Ontario driver Kenny Wilden and Dr. Rod Randall will once again team up, after their excellent result in Daytona.

Thirty-five teams are entered in the Continental Tire Challenge series event, whose start takes place on Friday, March 17th, at 3:40 p.m. ET and can be viewed live at and on the IMSA Mobile App.