Oak Racing's Pescarolo-Judd will form the basis of United Autosports' ALMS venture. (LAT photo)
United Autosports announced it will debut a Pescarolo-Judd LMP2 car in affiliation with Oak Racing, which regularly fields this car at Le Mans, in Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta. Technical support for the effort will also be provided by DAMS.
Co-owners Zak Brown (LEFT) and Richard Dean expect United Autosports to be a major contender at the grueling 1,000-mile, 10-hour race on Oct. 1 that serves as the season finale for American Le Mans Series, as well as the penultimate round of the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup. Veteran Stefan Johansson, who has driven for the team at the Spa 24 Hours among other events, will co-drive the car along with Brown and FIA GT3 European Championship regular Mark Patterson. Brown and Patterson teamed up earlier in the year with Mark Blundell and Martin Brundle to earn fourth place for United Autosports in Grand-Am's Rolex 24 at Daytona.
“Road Atlanta is a legendary track and this year's entrants are top-shelf; I speak for all of the United Autosports drivers when I say that we are thrilled to be a part of this field and eager to get out there and run against some of the top Le Mans Prototype teams in the world,” said Dean. “This is a prime opportunity for us because, ultimately, it's our goal to get to the 24 Hours of Le Mans, so we are looking forward to going out there and shaking this field up a little bit.”
Class winners at Petit Le Mans receive an automatic invitation to the following year's 24 Hours of Le Mans.