Stoner Car Care Racing Ready For Daytona

The 2019 IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge season will kick off tomorrow at Daytona International Speedway, with Stoner Car Care Racing ready with a strong three-car campaign fielded by Automatic Racing at the Daytona International Speedway. Automatic Racing brings three Stoner Car Care and Invisible Glass-liveried Aston Martin Vantage GT4 cars ready to do battle on the on the 3.56-mile road course at Daytona International Speedway, set to be piloted by a combination of veterans and newcomers to the team.

Sharing the No. 97 Invisible Glass Aston Martin will be Rob Ecklin, Jr. (Lancaster, PA), Brandon Kidd (Syracuse, NY) and Ramin Abdolvahabi (Palm Beach Gardens, FL).

2019 marks Ecklin’s ninth consecutive appearance at the Daytona weekend, having earned a best finish of fourth in 2016. He teamed up with Kidd in last year’s race, which was Kidd’s debut at Daytona, as he builds on an already-successful ARCA, dirt/asphalt late model and karting career. Abdolvahabi makes his sixth consecutive Daytona start, with a best finish of sixth in 2014.

The No. 99 Stoner Car Care Aston Martin will see Gary Ferrera (Littleton, CO) and Kris Wilson (Golden, CA) team up for the four hour race as 2019 marks the Daytona debut for Ferrera. He and his fellow Colorado native teamed up in the final two races of 2018 garnering a sixth-place finish at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. Ferrera competed in the Porsche Trophy West USA series the past two seasons, finishing second in the Platinum class last year. Wilson, making his eighth start at Daytona, has an extensive racing resume dating back to 1993.

The No. 09 Invisible Glass Aston Martin will be co-driven by Dale Katechis (Longmont, CO) and Mikel Miller (Pebble Beach, CA). Katechis comes to the series after finishing third in the Ferrari Challenge North America last season as he teams with Miller, who has three career Daytona appearances.

The BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona takes the green flag at 12:15 p.m. Eastern on Friday, live on NBCSN will broadcast a two-hour race recap on Wednesday, February 6 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern.

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