● Burton & Kozarov look for Winner’s Podium Return at VIR with No. 91 Lambo GT3
● Jeff Burton set for No. 191 Burton Lumber/Rearden Racing Lambo GT3 in GT America
Just two years ago, Burton and Kozarov teamed up to score twin triumphs in the Pirelli GT4 America SprintX Am competition on their way to 11 victories in 2019 and the series championship.
Now, the two Salt Lake City, UT, racers return this weekend (June 4-6) to the fast VIR 3.27-mile, 17-turn road circuit when they team up in the No. 91 Burton Lumber/Rearden Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 in the Fanatec GT World Challenge America presented by AWS 90-minute, two-driver SprintX doubleheader races.
Burton and Kozaroz have collected a sixth and third place in the Pro-Am class of the GT3 SprintX competition this year and rank ninth in the current point standings.
In addition, Burton brings his No. 191 Burton Lumber/Rearden Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 to VIR for the popular GT America sprint competition with the two 40-minute features set for Saturday and Sunday. Burton proved to be contender in the SRO3 Masters category in the opening two GT America weekends at Sonoma Raceway and COTA this year with a second and third at Sonoma and a second at COTA. Burton is now eighth in GT America drivers points.
“We will be looking to return to the winner’s circle at VIR this weekend,” said Lara Tallman, Rearden Racing team owner. “Jeff and Vesko have been successful at the track before, and we believe we will have a strong Lamborghini Huracan GT3 car for that fast course. Our team has put in some great work with the new cars, and we hope to get back to the top of the podium.”
The Rearden Racing’s weekend action at VIR begins this Friday with the first GT America practice scheduled for 9:05 a.m. EDT. GT America qualifying takes place on Saturday at 10:10 a.m. with races (40 minutes each) getting underway on Saturday at 4:50 p.m. EDT and Sunday at 9:10 a.m. EDT.
The two 90-minute Fanatec World Challenge America VIR main events are set for Saturday at 1:15 p.m. EDT and Sunday at 1:45 p.m. EDT. Sunday’s Fanatec World Challenge America feature at VIR will be televised live on the CBS Sports Network at 1:30 p.m. EDT.
The CBS Sports Network highlight telecasts for the GT America doubleheader race will air on Sunday (June 13) at 2:30 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.
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