Mitchum Motorsports Storms to New Jersey Motorsports Park

Looking to Tame the Heat and Thunderbolt Course

Mitchum Motorsports’ two car team heads to New Jersey Motorsports Park for this weekend’s GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge B+ Foundation Heroes 200 race. Crew and drivers alike will be battling the 50+ cars on the Thunderbolt course as well as the forecasted record heat that is enveloping the east coast. With temperatures predicted to be over 100 degrees at race time, the entire team will be pushed to their limits during the 2.5 hour race.

This is the ninth round of the 10 round championship and marks the end of a very busy couple of months where the series has had five races in the past eight weeks. The tight mid-season schedule has meant not only lots of travel for the crew but quick turn arounds in between races for both cars – no small feat for a two car team.

“We have made so much progress this year I am really confident going into New Jersey. It’s essentially our second home race of the year and we’ll have a lot of friends, family and fans at the track so of course we want to perform at our best,” said team principal Chris Mitchum. “With the way the team has been clicking these last few races I have no doubt we will continue to run at the front of the field this weekend.

“I am so pleased with the makeup of the team this year. We have four outstanding drivers – Joey (Atterbury), Lawson (Aschenbach), Jeff (Bucknum) and Robert (Stout) continue to impress from behind the wheel. All four drivers have lead multiple races this year so it is only a matter of time before we get that elusive first podium,” added Mitchum. “This is a team sport and the crew has turned it up this season. Two weeks ago at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca they performed flawlessly. They kept us in the race as we had a couple of on track issues, so the crew deserves a lot of the credit for our second top five finish of the season.”
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