It's the final countdown as GTSport Racing and Goldcrest Motorsports prepare for the Pirelli World Challenge season finale with Nos. 73 and 72 Foametix/StopTech/Motul Porsche Cayman S drivers Jack Baldwin and Buz McCall. Baldwin's No. 73 Cayman will feature a fresh Foametix-based livery in support of the Foametix Grand Prix on the streets of Houston on Oct. 4-6, where the 64-year-old road racing ace will be trying to secure the GTS class title.
Despite a heartbreaking DNF result in the series last round at Sonoma, Baldwin still leads the driver's standings, with 46 points separating him from rival Lawson Aschenbach. Throughout the season, Baldwin has visited the podium an impressive 10 times in 13 rounds and the Georgian has never been headed in the GTS class championship chase.
“Although Sonoma was disappointing, it does not diminish our focus or determination to win the GTS title,” said Baldwin. “Our Foametix/StopTech/Motul Cayman has been superbly repaired by Magnum Collision and prepped by the phenomenal GTSport/Goldcrest crew. I can tell you that we are all excited about our chances in Houston and we will be locked and loaded when we hit the streets for the final battle of the season.”
The Grand Prix of Houston is a temporary 1.7-mile street course in Houston's 345-acre Reliant Park. The course, a bumpy and highly technical layout, presents unique challenges and has historically produced races loaded with excitement. Set against the backdrop of Reliant Stadium and the historic Astrodome, it's a dramatic and demanding venue that has been a hit with fans and drivers since it first featured major racing in 2006.
"I can't believe it's already the end of the season and I'm very excited for my teammate Jack Baldwin," said McCall. "Despite limited track time in Houston, it's no challenge the GTSport Racing team cannot handle. Overall, I look forward to a great finale racing weekend."
Foametix will be set up in the fan zone, adjacent to the Pirelli World Challenge paddock, with an interactive display. Fans are encouraged to come by and pick up a promotional event coupon that is good for a free home or building inspection, valued at $500. Visiting fans can meet the Foametix Girls and learn about how they can save money and energy all year with Foametix unique environmentally friendly spray insulation.