Shift Up Now Athlete Erin Vogel announced on Wednesday that she has joined DXDT Racing for the 2021 season of the Fanatec GT World Challenge America powered by AWS.
Vogel will be part of a three-car team effort. She, along with long-time teammate Michael Cooper, will drive the No. 19 CrowdStrike/DXDT Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 car.
“I’m very excited to make this new turn in my career,” said Vogel. “It’s been my goal for a few years now to race in GT3, and I think this year we’ve all realized that life is too short to back down from our goals.
“When the opportunity to work with DXDT Racing came up, I quickly realized that it had the potential to be a great partnership with like-minded people. I’m very fortunate to be able to continue co-driving with Michael Cooper for 2021, and we’ll have a few other familiar faces on the engineering, technology, and transportation crew. It’s also exciting to get involved with a team that includes a number of other women, both on the management and media side as well as on the driving side.
“The Mercedes AMG GT3 is an incredibly capable platform that I was able to step right into and be up to speed with quickly, and DXDT has a very extensive testing schedule which will no doubt put us at the top of our game consistently. I’m grateful for this opportunity with DXDT Racing, and I know that as a group we’re all excited to show what we can do together.”
DXDT Racing, now based in Statesville, North Carolina, is proud to partner with CrowdStrike, a leader in cyber security, for the third consecutive year.
The Fanatec GT World Challenge America powered by AWS championship season will begin March 5-7 at Sonoma Raceway and will consist of seven double-header weekends, each featuring two 90-minute, single-driver races. From there, the series will visit five more fan-favorite North American road courses: Circuit of the Americas, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, VIRginia International Raceway, Road America, Watkins Glen. The season ends with the Indianapolis 8 Hour at the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
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