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.”
MONTEREY, Calif. (September 9, 2013)- Following a difficult weekend, World Stage Racing’s Brian Wong would take a sixth place in his return to GRAND-AM competition.
Wong, who had not competed in a GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series event since the Rolex 24 at Daytona in 2011, received a last-minute opportunity to return to his Porsche roots with the No. 18 Muehlner Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. Running what has been a very diverse 2013 schedule, including stints with Porsche, Corvette, Maserati, and even the ARCA stock car ranks, Wong was excited to return to the GRAND-AM ranks.
“With the merger of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series and American Le Mans Series, it was exciting to return for one of the final GRAND-AM events,” stated Wong. “This was a bit of a last minute opportunity, and we had high hopes, but there were unfortunately a lot of challenges.”
Following a weekend plagued with mechanical gremlins, it was up to Wong, from Newport Beach, California, to start his Porsche from the sixth row. Doing his best to make up ground in front of him, the multi-time Porsche GT3 Challenge winner would make his way through the field, until an early yellow would cause him to pit for fuel, tires, and driver change.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (September 7, 2013)- Continuing a season that has seen him travel the globe in a variety of races including the American Le Mans Series, ARCA, the International GT Open and Maserati Trofeo World Series, Brian Wong will return to competition this weekend in the Continental Tire Sports Car Festival at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
For Wong, the first ever Chinese-American to score a podium in American Le Mans Series competition, the opportunity to return to the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series is a welcome one. Having last taken part in series competition in 2011 at The Rolex 24 at Daytona, Wong will return this weekend with prototype veteran Kyle Marcelli, the duo driving the No. 18 Muehlner Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 Cup.
“It will be great to return to Rolex GT competition,” stated Wong. “The folks at Muehlner have been in contact with me for several months now, and I’m excited that we were able to finally put something together. Kyle is a great teammate who has proven himself over the years in ALMS, and it will be fun to return to what is almost a home track.”