For Immediate Release
● Defending TC championship team to field two Nissan 370Zs in 14-race season
● Two-time SRO Cal 8 Hours GT4-winning squad seeks to expand its GT4 program
● Team owner, Lara Tallman, continues to lead Rearden Racing in title-winning form
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (Jan. 11, 2019) – Rearden Racing, the defending World Challenge Touring Car America driver championship team with Vesko Kozarov winning six of twelve races in 2018, has established its 2019 road racing lineup, team owner Lara Tallman announced today.
Tallman, a longtime team owner in North American road racing campaigns, has led the Rearden Racing operation for a decade with race-winning performances and title runs in a variety of machinery including the last two SRO California 8 Hours GT4 class wins with a Porsche Cayman (2017) and an Audi R8 (2018) at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.
In 2019, Tallman said the Rearden Racing organization will field two Touring Car Nissan 370Z TC sports cars in the TCA America Touring Car 14-race season beginning at Circuit of the Americas (COTA) on March 1-3. Veteran Paul Terry of Filmore, Utah will drive the No. 33 Rearden Racing Nissan for the full season while Kozarov’s TC championship-winning No. 3 Rearden Racing Nissan is currently available for a full-season rental.
In the Pirelli GT4 category, Rearden Racing will campaign in all three series divisions – Sprint, GT4 East and GT4 West with Rearden Racing-prepared Audi R8 LMS machines. Veteran driver Jeff Burton of Salt Lake City will compete in the GT4 Sprint class and select SprintX races.
Kozarov, the winner of numerous events in past GTS and Touring Car divisions, will drive in the GT4 West SprintX (five weekends beginning at COTA) in the Rearden Racing Audi R8 LMS with a driver to be named. Rearden Racing will also field an Audi 8 LMS in the GT4 East series.
“We are still putting the pieces together for the 2019 season,” said Tallman. “We are happy to have Jeff, Paul and Vesko set for their rides with Rearden Racing. We are also negotiating for the final spots in the driver’s seat and we hope to secure those positions in the next few weeks. We are excited to be back in World Challenge. If things all come together, I also hope to jump back behind the wheel for a few events too.”
Tallman has been a successful driver with the Rearden Racing team, dating back to the 2000s, but, most recently, Lara has concentrated on the “behind-the-scenes” positions including operations, sponsor marketing and race strategy.
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 2018 Touring Car Championship with 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 risk-takers.