CORE autosport completed its amazing quest
to win a fifth PC Teams’ championship in 2015
amid fierce opposition from many familiar rivals.
And with a new season ahead, the challenge for
CORE and the rest of the PC entrants will be to
master the changes coming to the spec ORECA
“We’re really pleased IMSA has focused some
of its attention to our class while it’s working on
significant changes in others, and the result is a
number of changes that will require learning for
everyone,” says CORE owner/driver Jon Bennett.
“We expect the changes to be quite positive, with
the addition of traction control, a new, more
modern data system, and the potential for a new
With increased cornering stability and
enhanced data-gathering tools available, Bennett
hopes the revised PC platform will attract more
customers and teams to participate in 2016.
“We want to see it bring more interest to the
class and add more high-quality competitors for
the entire season,” Bennett continues. “I’m
hoping these changes bring more attention to
PC because we put on great races and the cars
are a thrill to drive.”
IMSA’s PC class will race into the new season
with CORE’s Bennett and teammate Colin Braun
looking to defend their Drivers’ title, but many
familiar faces will be returning with an eye to
ruining those plans.
“You’re always looking for the best the other
teams have to offer, and that’s what makes this
class so great,” Bennett adds. PR1/Mathiasen
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“We want to see it bring more
interest to the class and add more
high-quality competitors for the
entire season. I’m hoping these
changes bring more attention to
PC because we put on great races
and the cars are a thrill to drive.”
Jon Bennett, CORE autosport
Words by Marshall Pruett
PC has been a hotbed of future talent
development, with the likes of Renger
van der Zande (pictured), Sean Rayhall,
and James French catching the attention
of other team owners. Who’s next?
CORE autosport has had an unbelievable
championship run. here they are kicking
off 2015 in the Rolex 24 At Daytona.
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