For Immediate Release
as Pirelli GT4 America Wraps Up 2020 Season at Famed “Brickyard”
● Paul Terry & Jeff Burton bring Rearden Racing Aston Martin Vantage cars at Indy
● Terry already has 3 Wins and 9 Total Podiums this year, Burton One Win, 5 Podiums
● Burton/Kozarov duo seek podium finishes in GT4 SprintX Pro-Am with Aston Martin
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (Sept. 30, 2020) – The final rounds of the Pirelli GT4 America road racing series head to the most historic motorsports site in the world, the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and Rearden Racing is prepared to reach the winner’s circle of the legendary “Brickyard” this weekend (Oct. 1-3).
Few racing locations hold the magic of the IMS racing facility at 16th and Georgetown streets on the west side of Indianapolis, but any driver wants to win a race at Indy.
Both Paul Terry and Jeff Burton have their sights set on collecting the winner’s trophy on Thursday and Friday with their respective Aston Martin Vantage sports cars from Rearden Racing, a team from Salt Lake City. Terry is driving the No. 59 Terry Trucking Aston Martin and Burton piloting the No. 91 Burton Lumber Aston Martin.
Both Terry, of Fillmore, UT, and Burton, of Salt Lake City, rank in the GT4 Sprint Am class top three in points after strong performances in the first 14 events. Paul, second in points, has totaled third wins, four second place and two third finishes, while Jeff, third in points, has recorded one victory, two seconds and two third second places.
“There is no doubt that our Rearden Racing team is excited about coming to Indianapolis and the famous Speedway,” said Lara Tallman, Rearden Racing team owner. “The crew has been working hard preparing the Aston Martin race cars for the Indy final races (Rounds 15-16). I know Paul and Jeff are anxious to get to the track and check it out. Just competing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will be great for the drivers and the teams. We want to continue our winning ways too. We had a 1-2 Sprint finish at COTA (Circuit of the Americas) and we want to do it again.”
Terry recorded a tight victory over Burton in a great wheel-to-wheel battle at COTA and they plan to put together another strong showing at the 2.439-mile, 14-turn IMS road course inside the spectacular 2.5-mile oval track. At COTA, Paul scored one win, a second and a fast race lap two weeks ago while Jeff had two second places and two pole positions.
The two GT4 Sprint races will be held Thursday at 1:15 p.m. EDT and Friday at 12:35 p.m. EDT.
In addition to the GT4 Sprint (50 minutes, one driver), Rearden Racing will field an entry for Burton and veteran Vesko Kozarov in the high-competitive GT4 SprintX doubleheader races (60-minutes, two drivers). Burton and Kozarov will do battle in the GT4 SprintX Pro-Am division in the No. 91 Burton Lumber/Rearden Racing Aston Martin Vantage GT4 sports car.
After a sensational 2019 campaign with 11 race wins and a series championship, Jeff and Vesko were moved up to the Pro-Am class this year. The duo did score two top-five placings with the new Aston Martin equipment.
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway rounds for the GT4 SprintX doubleheader are set for Thursday at 5:05 p.m. and Friday at 8 a.m.
The GT4 Sprint and SprintX highlights from the Indianapolis will be televised through the CBS Sports Network on Oct. 15 with Sprint racing at 9 p.m. EDT and SprintX racing on Oct. 15 at 10 p.m. EDT.
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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, email@example.com, 317.525.5692