September 16, 2019 – Monterey, California – PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports won the Monterey SportsCar Championship Powered by McLaren at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca with their LMP2 entry as part of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
The No. 52 PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports ORECA LMP2 driven by Matt McMurry and Dalton Kellet won their fifth race in a row around the famous 2.23-mile circuit over the weekend. The penultimate round of the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship ran under green flag conditions through its entirety allowing the crew and drivers to execute their winning strategy and secure the championship points lead.
PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports finished one lap ahead of season-long competitor No. 38 Performance Tech Motorsports ORECA. The points lead now stands 235-227, and PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports will only need to score points at Motul Petit Le Mans to take the 2019 WeatherTech Championship title. The 10-hour Motul Petit Le Mans at Michelin Raceway Road America will take place on Saturday, Oct. 12.
Matt McMurry – Driver of the No.52 PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports ORECA LMP2
“Another win! This win makes five in a row, and more importantly, it means we only have to start at Petit Le Mans to win the championship. The car was great as always, and the crew performed flawlessly all weekend.”
Dalton Kellet – Driver of the No.52 PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports ORECA LMP2
“It was a great return to the team. We had a good day. At the start of the weekend, we struggled a little bit. We brought our pace right in line with the Performance Tech guys today. I think we did a better job managing traffic. I think we got a bit of a gap with a nice buffer when we did the driver change, so it was good.”
Bobby Oergel - Team Principal
“Both drivers did exactly what was needed by keeping it clean and consistent. We worked hard to get the car balanced for the tricky conditions of WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. The PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports crew performed flawlessly again. The whole race was under green flag with no yellows, which really helped us in building a gap to the competition. With the points championship settled we can go to Petit Le Mans only shooting for the win.”