May 1, 2019 – Lexington, Ohio – PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports will compete in the LMP2 class of the Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio as part of the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship this weekend and will also continue with their junior program in the IMSA Prototype Challenge.
Matt McMurray will be joined by Eric Lux to help pilot the PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports No. 52 ORECA LMP2. Lux, now 31-years-old was one of the first 16-year-olds to finish the 24 Hours of Daytona and the youngest winner of a Rolex Sports Car Series. The experienced duo will take to the 2.4-mile circuit on Friday at 10:05 a.m. EDT for Practice 1 and again at 3:15 p.m. for Practice 2. Qualifying for the LMP2 class will run from 12:30-12:45 p.m. on Saturday.
Race day activities will begin early on Sunday at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course with a warm-up at 8:00 a.m. The two-hour and forty-minute Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio will go green at 1:40 p.m. More information can be found at https://sportscarchampionship.imsa.com/events/2019-acura-sports-car-challenge-mid-ohio
PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports will also be running in the LMP3 category in the IMSA Prototype Challenge with drivers Scott Huffaker and Chris Archinaco. The one-hour, 45-minute race will be streamed live on IMSA.tv on Sunday, May 5 at 8:40 a.m. ET. The race also will be shown on NBCSN on Friday, May 10 at 3:30 p.m. ET.
Matt McMurry – Driver
“I’m looking forward to driving at Mid-Ohio again and the weather looks like it’s going to be perfect for a race weekend. This sprint race will be an opportunity for us to finally show our speed after all of the reliability problems we’ve had earlier in the season”
Eric Lux – Driveer
“Mid-Ohio and Watkins Glen are located within 3-hours of my home, and they are two of my favorite circuits! I am excited to team-up with PR1 regular, Matt McMurry, and to try and secure a couple of wins for the team! I’ve known team owner, Bobby Orgel for years and we’ve always wanted to put something together. I appreciate the opportunity and I can’t wait to get behind the wheel!”