Insight Racing Tabs Jeff Westphal for Barber Motorsports Park

Insight Racing Tabs Jeff Westphal for Barber Motorsports Park

Rolex Series racer set for Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge debut

4 April 2011 (Hilliard, OH) Insight Racing is pleased to announce that the team will welcome Rolex Sports Car Series veteran driver Jeff Westphal to co-drive the No. 18 Insight Racing BMW 328i with Nico Rondet in the Barber 200 at Barber Motorsports Park.

The race will mark the San Carlos, California native’s GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race debut as GRAND-AM stages round three of the 2011 championship at the beautiful Barber Motorsports Park facility. The opportunity developed following a previous contractual commitment that will prevent Insight Racing’s regular No. 18 BMW co-driver, Tyler McQuarrie, from taking part in the event.

From Time Attack to formula car competition to the Rolex Sports Car Series, Westphal has raced a little bit of everything since first moving from karts to cars in 2004. The racing school instructor is eager to make this new line to his racing resume a successful one by joining a young but strong team like Insight Racing.

While the Barber weekend marks just the third race outing for Insight Racing, the organization has attracted experienced talent to several key positions within the group, including a number that Westphal has worked with previously.

“Even though this will be my first start with Insight Racing, I’ve worked with a lot of the group before,” said Westphal. “Steve Dinan was involved with the BMW I raced in the Rolex Series, and I’ve worked with Nico (Rondet) so I should be able to feel comfortable with the team and get to speed rather quickly. This will be my first start in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, but the time I’ve spent in the Rolex Series means that GRAND-AM’s rules and procedures are already familiar for me. There should be a good bit of track time for me to get comfortable with the track. I’ll be doing everything I can to get ready ahead of time–reviewing in-car footage and jumping on iRacing so I can be ready to go the moment I leave pit lane on Wednesday.”

“When this opening developed, we had a lot of interest from drivers who were hoping to join Insight Racing,” said Insight Racing Team Principal & Director Gilbert Lynagh “We interviewed several candidates and Jeff emerged as the right fit in and out of the car, so we are really excited to have him join us for Barber. We’ve made significant strides with the team, even just since the Homestead race, so we are eager to get back to the track next weekend and continuing to push our program forward and having Jeff be a part of that.”

The 2.5 hour Barber 200 race (11:30 AM Saturday/April 9) is set to broadcast on SPEED April 16. Updates and information will be available at www.insightracing.com.

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For additional information:
www.insightracing.com.
http://jeffwestphalracing.com/

Melissa Dickson
Insight Racing
Director of Marketing
P: 419.778.9117

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