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Racers Edge Motorsports will campaign the new Acura Integra Type S in the 2024 TC America powered by Skip Barber Racing series. Chris DeFreitas, an HPD Academy graduate, in his second year as a professional racer, will pilot the TCX machinery.


Dr. Chris DeFreitas, an emergency medicine specialist based in Tallahassee, Florida, joins Racers Edge Motorsports this season to pilot the No. 39 Acura Integra Type S in the TC America powered by Skip Barber Racing Series. After completing the 2022 HPD Academy with the team, DeFreitas competed in the TC America series last season driving a Honda Civic Type R under the Ian Lacy Racing banner. DeFreitas took the checker for nine races in 2023, gaining valuable experience in his rookie season.


“I’m very excited to be coming back for my second season in TC America. Last year I learned a ton and got up to speed with a field of much more experienced drivers. This year I’m looking forward to continuing my progress and adding to my racing experience. The Integra looks awesome and I can’t wait to put it through its paces. I can’t think of many better things in life than a brand spankin’ new factory-made race car!”


Racers Edge Motorsports continues to work with Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) who will provide technical and trackside support in 2024 for the Acura Integra Type S.


The 2024 TC America powered by Skip Barber Racing series begins April 5 -7 at Sonoma Raceway with the same race format as last season: two 40-minute races in each of the seven weekend events, with one driver per car. On track action goes green Wednesday, with two days of unofficial test sessions for all of the SRO America series.


Zach Veach and Luca Mars join Racers Edge Motorsports for the 2024 Fanatec GT World Challenge America powered by AWS season to campaign the No. 93 Acura NSX GT3 Evo22 for the team’s fifth year racing with the Acura platform. Veach and Mars will compete in the GT3 Pro class, with Veach as a gold rated driver and Mars holding a silver rating.  With three SRO GT3 championship titles and two 2nd place results since 2019, Racers Edge Motorsports head into 2024 with another championship in sight.


Zach Veach has an outstanding resume in both open wheel and sports car racing, climbing the Road to Indy series ladder, earning success at every level. He made his Indianapolis 500 debut in 2017, his first of four experiences in the iconic race. Veach also is familiar with Honda Racing Corporation US, driving Honda machinery during his four seasons in the NTT IndyCar series. After his first foray into the sports car world in 2015 in a PC class car, Veach competed in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in the GTD class in 2021. The accomplished racer is also an author, app creator, and strong advocate against distracted driving.


Veach will bring his extensive racing experience to the Acura NSX and the SRO America paddock this season. "I’m extremely excited to be joining Racers Edge Motorsports this season in the GT World Challenge America championship. After spending the last couple of years working on sim development, I’m really looking forward to being back trackside and competing again with the HRC family,” Veach stated. “This opportunity wouldn’t be possible for me without my partners 3I Enterprises, as well as Social Spark. Together with Luca Mars, we’ll be fighting to bring the team their 4th championship victory!" 


18-year old Luca Mars has already built the foundation for an impressive career in sports car racing after his rookie season in the MX-5 Cup Championship in 2021. Mars returns to the Acura machine and Racers Edge Motorsports after graduating from the team-facilitated HPD Driver Academy in 2022. In that same year, Mars made his GT sports car racing debut at the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring, earning two podium finishes in 2022 and one in 2023 in GT machinery. The young driver has taken the wheel in multiple sports car series over the past three years and is fresh off a string of victories at Daytona International Speedway and the St. Petersburg street course. 


Mars will make his first GT3 start at Sonoma Raceway in two weeks. “I’m super excited to get to work with Zach Veach and the Racers Edge Motorsports team this year in SRO. I’m looking forward to starting my GT3 career with this group. I know that Zach is a driver with a lot of experience and I’ve worked with the Racers Edge group before, so I know what they are capable of, know that we will be able to push for the championship and get good results.”


Racers Edge Motorsports continues to work with Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) who will provide technical and trackside support in 2024 for the Acura NSX GT3 Evo22.


The 2024 Fanatec GT World Challenge America powered by AWS begins April 5 -7 at Sonoma Raceway with the same race format as last season: two 90-minute races in each of the seven weekend events, with two drivers sharing designated time in the car. The season will culminate once again at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with the 3-hour finale included in the IGTC Indy 8Hr race.

Acura NSX GT3 Evo22
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Racers Edge Motorsports will compete in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge series paddock for the 2024 season in a five-race schedule in the No. 73 GoldenTV Honda Civic TCR piloted by Daniel Wu and Tazio Ottis. The campaign kicked off at the Rolex 24 weekend at Daytona International Speedway with the green flag of the four-hour BMW M Endurance Challenge at Daytona on Friday, January 26, 2024. The team plans to enter the next Michelin Pilot Challenge four-hour race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, along with races at Watkins Glen International, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.

Daniel Wu rejoins the Racers Edge Motorsports paddock after completing the HPD Driver Academy with the team in 2022. The Into The Badlands actor and producer has honed in on his passion as a race car driver, developing his craft with car builds and Honda Racing machinery. Wu competed in the NASA WERC series driving the Civic Type R, winning the 25 Hours of Thunderhill in the E1 class with co-driver Tazio Ottis, then further enhancing his skills in a handful of vintage races. Wu also co-founded the Student Driver brand in 2020, reflecting both a satirical and philosophical tone: to always remain a student, no matter where you are in your journey.

Tazio Ottis returns to the IMSA paddock in 2024, having competed in the IMSA Prototype Challenge for several seasons. His racing career includes a previous campaign in TC America driving a Honda Civic Type R, and experience in the famed 25 Hours of Thunderhill, winning the E1 class in 2023 with a lineup including co-driver Daniel Wu. Ottis’ racing program also specialized in vintage Ferrari restoration, with his efforts showcased in major events worldwide.

From qualifying P15 on the grid to crossing the line in P5, Wu and Ottis had quite a debut in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge series. A top 5 finish for the No. 73 GoldenTV Honda Civic TCR certainly felt like a podium to the team after limited track time and the challenge of multiple mechanical gremlins during practice days. Crew and drivers all kept focused and positive, and the hard work paid off in spades with the final result at the checker. The No. 73 GoldenTV Honda Civic TCR also finished as the top Honda in a competitive field.

No. 73 GoldenTV Honda Civic TCR
Drivers Daniel Wu and Tazio Ottis
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