The Thermal Club, a new motorsports facility near Palm Springs, Calif., is raising awareness about its facility with a new association with the Global Motorsports Group, which fields GT championship contender James Sofronas in the Pirelli World Challenge.
Located in Thermal, just minutes from the resort town of Palm Springs, The Thermal Club features three different private circuit configurations, trackside villas, a motorsport village with a state-of-the-art clubhouse, tuning shop, a fuel island, as well as member storage garages, The Thermal Club will bring the country club lifestyle to Southern California's diverse car culture. It plans to work with GMG to develop a number of initiatives.
“We're really looking forward to our relationship with GMG and the Pirelli World Challenge,” said TTC's Tony Renaud. “James and his crew have visited our site several times, and they share our attention to quality personnel and treating their clients as privileged guests. Racing in Sonoma, and in the prestigious World Challenge paddock, should be a great opportunity for all of us. We're looking forward to the remaining races as James fights for the championship.”
With this weekend's event in Sonoma, all is on the line for Sofronas in the No. 14 The Thermal Club / Mobil 1 Audi R8 LMS. Engrossed in a tight championship fight with Johnny O'Connell's No. 3 Cadillac CTS-V.R, Sofronas has a clear mission of leading the No. 3 in the final two rounds.
"This has been such a collective effort of everyone on the team, we're really focused on making it happen,” stated Sofronas. “We've had great support from Audi to get to this point, and Sonoma is going to be critical for all of us. The guys have been doing a great job getting everything ready, now we'll just have to see how it goes.”