DAYTONA BEACH, Florida (January 3, 2014)- Wasting no time in the new year, World Stage Racing’s Brian Wong returns to the cockpit this weekend, taking part in a three-day test at Daytona International Speedway with one of Porsche’s more renowned operations, Magnus Racing.
Magnus Racing, the 2012 Rolex 24 at Daytona GT champions, is entering the all-new TUDOR United SportsCar Championship as one of the leading GTD-category teams. Having finished runner up in last year’s GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series GT championship, and finishing as the top Porsche team at Daytona during the last two years, the team will be placing Wong behind the wheel for this weekend’s pre-race test.
“It’s a great opportunity to join Magnus Racing for the weekend,” stated Wong. “The team has a great reputation for not only their performance on the track, but they’re infamous for the way they present themselves. It will be great to get under their tent and see how they work, hopefully it will lead to bigger and better opportunities down the road.”
Wong, the first Chinese-American to earn a podium in American Le Mans Series competition, as well as the first to compete in the ARCA Racing Series, will be returning to Daytona for the first time in several years. While this weekend will only serve as a test, the Californian has aspirations to compete in the race itself.
Continuous updates will take place throughout the weekend, updates can be followed by following either World Stage Racing on Facebook and Twitter, or Magnus Racing via the same.
About Brian Wong
Brian Wong, from Newport Beach, California, is an experienced member of the racing community at only 23-years-old. A veteran of the American Le Mans Series, NASCAR, as well as numerous international ranks, Wong is a proven winner in multiple categories. With multiple victories in the IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama, Wong has earned the moniker as a bit of a Porsche specialist, having run in multiple ALMS races in 2010 and 2011, as well the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia. Brian made history in 2011 when he became the first Chinese-American driver to take a podium in the American Le Mans Series, doing so at the prestigious Petit Le Mans.
More information can be found at www.brianwongmotorsports.com.
About World Stage Racing
World Stage Racing is the first Asian-American led business in the NASCAR and professional sportscar ranks. Business is our foundation, but racing is our passion, at World Stage Racing. As the first Asian-American led team in both ranks, WSR offers its partners a distinct advantage with a marketing activation platform that will reach a more significant domestic and international audience. With the growing Asian-American influence in the United States, as well as our team’s ability to mobilize this untapped Asian-American fanbase, WSR will thrill on and off the race track. The team garners attention above and beyond that of a typical race team owing to its professional approach and Asian-American leadership.
Visit their site at www.worldstageracing.com.