Braselton, Georgia (12 October 2020) – Jr III (“Junior Three”) Racing will close out the 2020 IMSA Prototype Challenge (IPC) season at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta on Friday, October 16th (9:10AM ET, TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold). Greg and Eric Palmer will share the No. 3 Copps Industries Ligier JSP3 for the final round of their first full season IPC effort.
The 2020 IMSA season in Prototype Challenge has been a year of growth for the Mooresville-based team. With a six-race calendar, the year kicked off with three back-to-back top ten finishes including a fifth place at Sebring International Raceway.
Greg Palmer returns to Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta after making two race starts in 2017 in the IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge. The elder Palmer will join his son Eric as the father-son pair will make their first IPC race start at the 2.54-mile circuit. A productive test at the Braselton, Georgia track earlier this month prepared the team to close out the season on the high.
Jr III Racing team owner Billy Glavin hopes to finish the season strong as he looks to the future in IMSA for the growing team.
“It is hard to believe that we are at the final race in our first season in IMSA already,” said Glavin. “The team has overcome all the obstacles this year has thrown at us while continuing to make fantastic progress on and off track. We have established our routine that allows efficient turnaround of the car which in turn lets us have more on-track time for our drivers. Our biggest challenge this year was going to new tracks that our crew and our drivers have never been to before. Returning to the same tracks next year and knowing what to expect will allow the Palmers to solely focus on driving and utilizing the car to the fullest. Our goal each weekend was to make positive strides that help continue our growth as a team. We are on the right track to do that as we look forward to our future with IMSA.”
The Palmers will take the green flag in the No. 3 Copps Industries Ligier for the final IPC round of the season on Friday, October 16th at 9:10AM ET. Live flag-to-flag coverage is available on TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold.