Jeff Burton Wins Overall in GT America Race Sunday at Watkins Glen In Burton Lumber/Rearden Racing Lamborghini GT3 Sports Car

WATKINS GLEN, NY (Sept. 20, 2021) – Jeff Burton and his Rearden Racing team were on their game last weekend at Watkins Glen International in the GT America sports car racing competition with the Utah driver scoring his first overall victory with the No. 191 Burton Lumber/Rearden Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 machine.  On Sunday at the famed 3.4-mile road circuit, Burton drove to an impressive performance with over a one-minute victory in the 40-minute sprint race to claim the overall and Masters class victories. His aggressive drive from the third starting position saw the Salt Lake City driver gain second spot early and then close in quickly on series point leader Charlie Luck for the top spot.  As the laps grew closer to the checkered flag, Burton was in total control of the event and coasted to the easy win. It was his third Masters race victory in 2021.  In Saturday’s GT America feature, Burton again chased down Luck, but the Porsche driver was able to win by just 0.415 seconds over the Rearden racer.  “The Lambo was good on Saturday as we closed on Charlie at the end,” said Burton. “But the car was so good on Sunday that it was easy to drive. The Rearden guys did what they do and gave me a sensational setup for the second race of the weekend. I was able to be aggressive and pick off the leaders one at a time. It was a pleasure to drive this car today. We started the season with this new car, and we continue to learn each race. I look forward to the upcoming races at Sebring (Oct. 1-3) and Indianapolis (Oct. 15-17).” Team owner Lara Tallman was pleased with Burton’s showings at Watkins Glen International and she believes his driving is better with each race.  “Jeff and the team did an outstanding job this weekend and the results showed it,” said Tallman. “It was exciting to see him win overall in the GT America race Sunday. The crew gave Jeff an excellent car and he drove it to the front of the field. We want to continue that trend at the next race at Sebring.  “We didn’t have much luck this weekend with our car in the 90-minute (Fanatec GT World Challenge America) races. We had some mechanical issues that set us back in the two events. But we’ll get everything sorted out for the Sebring weekend in two weeks.” Burton and veteran Vesko Kozarov finished several laps back the GT World Challenge America action on Saturday and Sunday in the No. 91 Burton Lumber/Rearden Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 sports car. Highlights of the Burton overall victory and other GT America action will be televised on the CBS Sports Network on Thursday, Sept. 30, at 9 p.m. EDT with an encore presentation on Friday, Oct. 1, at 12:30 a.m. EDT. 

ABOUT REARDEN RACING: Owned and operated by Lara Tallman and driver Vesko Kozarov, Rearden Racing’s roots date back to the 2000s when Tallman drove in the IMSA ST class. The Utah-based operation consists of several aspects with design, build and service racing cars; offering “arrive and drive” programs in both professional and club racing clients and manufacture and distribute a variety of racing-related parts. On the track, Rearden Racing has been a winner, taking the 2019 Pirelli GT4 America SprintX West Am championship (Jeff Burton/Kosarov), 2018 Touring Car Championship (Kozarov) as well as the prestigious 2017 and 2018 SRO Intercontinental GT Challenge for the GT4 category at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. The Rearden name comes from the popular Ayn Rand book, “Atlas Shrugged,” a novel about advocacy of reason, individualism, self-made, independent thinkers, inventors, business owners and risktakers.   

Contact: Tom Blattler, TB Communications, tomblattler@earthlink.net, 317.525.5692



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