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CORE Autosport Keep Braun And Bennett For PC Entry

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CORE Autosport will join the PC class of the TUDOR Championship (Credit: Kelsi Nilsson)

CORE Autosport have kept thing predictable by announcing Colin Braun and Jon Bennett for their LMPC charge in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.

Although the teams obvious choice is easily understood, the pair will be hoping that 2014 will bring the teams fourth consecutive PC championship.

Bennett said: “I’m so glad Colin is co-driving with me again in 2014. He’s been a real asset to the team from the minute he came on board. His on track performance speaks for itself and he’s been an excellent coach for me as I continue to hone my race craft. With Colin and I back together for the first season of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship I don’t see any reason why we can’t make it PC Championship number four.  

“Since we’re starting fresh with the new Tudor series, I thought we’d go back to the No. 54, which I’ve been running since I started racing and in IMSA Prototype Lites. It’s brought me good luck before, so let’s hope it keeps coming.” 

The pairing, which have been racing together since 2012, have claimed 12 podium finishes and five victories in their two seasons.

Braun explained: “It feels great to be back with this CORE Autosport team and with Jon as my co-driver. Over the past two years I’ve seen what this team is capable of and winning the team championship the past three years shows that I’m with a championship-caliber team, which is where every race car driver wants to be.  This team really has become like family and I am very glad to be keeping our tight knit group of guys together for 2014 as well.  

“I’ve enjoyed getting to know Jon over these past two seasons and it’s really a bonus to be driving with someone that’s a close friend. We have a lot in common and it’s been a lot of fun watching him grow as a driver.  I really believe 2014 will be a big year for both Jon and I with our sights set on winning the team championship as well as our first drivers championship together.” 

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