BATAVIA, Ohio (December 13, 2023) – Following a highly successful inaugural season competing in the Fanatec GT World Challenge America’s Pro/Am class, Adam Adelson and Elliott Skeer are poised to ascend to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GTD class for the upcoming 2024 season. The dynamic duo will participate in the five races of the IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup, in addition to an extra race at the prestigious Long Beach Grand Prix. Teaming up with seasoned Wright Motorsports veteran Jan Heylen, the trio will pilot the No. 120 Porsche 911 GT3 R for the endurance rounds, while Porsche factory driver Fred Makowiecki will complete the lineup for the Rolex 24 at Daytona.
“We’re proud to see another Wright Motorsports effort move up to face new challenges,” said Team Owner John Wright. “Adam and Elliott had a strong season last year in SRO America’s GT World Challenge America, and our team is well-equipped to ensure a strong debut in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. With Jan and Fred alongside them, we are eager to see what we can achieve in this fiercely competitive series.”
Adelson and Skeer's promotion to the GTD class comes on the heels of an impressive season in the GT World Challenge Pro/Am class, where they secured six victories and an additional podium finish. The pair, along with Wright Motorsports, clinched second place in the championship standings, taking the title fight to the season finale at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The move to the WeatherTech GTD class positions Adelson and Skeer against some of the most renowned names in sports car racing, promising robust competition as they embrace new challenges. As the largest field in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the GTD class consistently delivers thrilling competition.
In addition to the heightened competition, Adelson and Skeer will face longer races, transitioning from the World Challenge's 90-minute format to races spanning six hours to 24. Jan Heylen, a seasoned coach and driver for Wright Motorsport, will bring invaluable endurance experience to the team, boasting a Rolex 24 At Daytona win in his impressive track record.
Adding to the formidable lineup, Frenchman Fred Makowiecki will join the trio for the season-opening and longest race of the year, the Rolex 24 At Daytona. With victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Twelve Hours of Sebring, and Petit Le Mans, Makowiecki, is no stranger to endurance racing success.
"I'm beyond grateful and excited to be racing with Wright Motorsports again in 2024," said Adelson. "This past season, we had incredible success that started at the beginning of the season and carried all the way through, which I don't think any of us expected coming into my rookie GT3 season. The way the team welcomed me with open arms and pushed me to be the best I can be was an incredibly special experience, and it made me realize that Wright Motorsports is who I'm meant to be racing with. I'm ecstatic about taking the big step to top-level endurance racing with Wright too, especially considering I get to do it with Elliott and Jan. Jan is a seasoned veteran in the world of endurance racing, and I'm excited for the opportunity to learn from him as well. The fact that we're running in the IMSA Endurance Cup in just my second year of GT3 racing is something I'm extremely proud of, but I wouldn't have gotten here without the support of the entire Wright family, Elliott, and my friends and family, so a massive thanks to them."
The eagerly anticipated 2024 season will kick off with the Rolex 24 At Daytona on January 25-28, following the Roar Before the 24, the first full-series test weekend preceding official practice sessions. Visit imsa.com for schedule information.
Rolex 24 At Daytona
Twelve Hours of Sebring
Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach
Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen
Tirerack.com Battle on the Bricks
Motul Petit Le Mans