Spokane WA. and Charlotte, NC. – HARD Motorsport and Johan Schwartz announced today they have partnered for the 2020 season in the Touring Car class of the SRO TC America road racing series. Johan Schwartz is the 2019 TC Champion and 2019 BMW Sports Trophy Cup runner up and will drive the #31 BMW M240iR featuring HARD Motorsport for the full season.
“This partnership is very much a right time, right place story,” Schwartz shared. “I recently found out my team from the last two years, Rooster Hall Racing, is sitting out a season. Not wanting to miss the 2020 season, I immediately starting sourcing a car. Adam Harding, team principle for HARD Motorsport Racing, reached out to me and here we are readying for COTA. Having HARD on the side of the car is a great fit as they are in the business of BMW race parts and accessories”.
The HARD Motorsport team had an exciting season in 2019 with some highlight reel racing at Sonoma and Portland International Raceway. The team is working hard to prepare for COTA and the rest of the 2020 TC season.
"We feel very fortunate to be able to have Johan on board this year," Adam announced. "Our entire team is looking forward to some spectacular racing and to have a driver of Johan's talent is truly a blessing. I've wanted to race at COTA since we launched our TC racing program, so this couldn't get much better." HARD Motorsport will be the featured partner with support sponsors of Instrumart, Diamond Creek Water, Sabelt, Speed Seat, Scope Anesthesiology, Revshift, Laird Plastics, Motorsport Hardware and Tedder Engineering.
“There is a lot of prep work and coordination to be done in the next week,” says Schwartz. “Adam and I each have amazing support crews, our synergies have been great right from the start and everyone has their “to do” list. I am confident it will pull together to the best of our ability for COTA."
The Touring Car class will compete in fourteen 40-minute races over seven race weekends. SRO TC America has changed the format for the Touring Car class this year with TC, TCR and TCA running together. Schedule includes the following venues COTA (March 6-8), Lime Rock Park (May 8-9),VIRginia International Raceway (June 5-7), Sonoma Raceway (August 7-9), Road America (August 28-30), Watkins Glen (September 18-20) and Indianapolis (October 1-3).