ALTON, Virginia – Home race week has arrived for DXDT Racing as the Fanatec GT World Challenge America returns to VIRginia International Raceway (VIR) for rounds five and six of the 2021 championship. The exciting week of sports car racing will be a special one for the Statesville, North Carolina-based team, not only because it will be their first race at VIR as a “home track,” but it will be the first weekend since April 2020 that fans will be allowed to attend and access the paddock.
DXDT Racing underwent significant growth in preparation for the 2021 race season, expanding the GT World Challenge America effort, supplying two entries in the new GT America Series, and moving up to a new class in the TC America Championship. This weekend will be the first time since the COVID 19 pandemic started that the team will be able to show fans the fruits of their expansion in person: from the increased car count to the expertise of the engineering team and the growth of their expert crew, the team will have their strengthened effort on full display in all three series.
In honor of Memorial Day, VIR, in conjunction with Operation Motorsport and the USO, has turned the race weekend into a “Salute to Service,” offering free admission to all Active Duty service members, and 50% off for veterans. The track has also organized a special car corral where all proceeds will benefit Operation Motorsport, an organization that works with teams across professional auto racing to engage ill and injured service members and veterans affected by military service to aid in their recovery and rehabilitation. For event information and tickets, visit virnow.com/events.
After clinching the TCA America championship in 2020, Kevin Boehm has stepped up to take on a new challenge in the TC class of the same series. He put in a strong performance in the opening rounds, not only winning a third-place finish and one victory but also earned an impressive third-place finish overall. The No. 9 CrowdStrike Honda Civic Type R will be racing in the largest field of the weekend, currently standing at 36 entries between the TCX, TC, and TCA classes. Boehm, who currently leads the TC points, is expected to run in the front pack of the vast field, having secured two wins at the Texas circuit in 2020. He will qualify on Saturday, May 1 at 9:40 AM, then take the green flag for race one at 3:05 PM. Race two will begin at 9:00 AM the following day, and both races will air live on YouTube.com/GTWorld.
Kevin Boehm | #9 CrowdStrike/DXDT Honda Performance Development Civic Type R TC
I’m a little surprised by the success we’ve had so far this year in the TC category. But that shows how serious we are about the challenge and level of competition. We take every minute on the track as an opportunity to learn and gather data on the HPD Type R TC. Gaining that knowledge now will put us in a better situation late in the season when the championship is on the line.