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Team takes winning momentum to 3rd event of 2022 WRL season

Lexington, Ohio (7 April 2022) – With two race weekends in the books already, the World Racing League (WRL) powered by Hagerty 2022 season will continue this weekend at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (Mid-Ohio) with two eight-hour endurance races.

Round 3 Racing (R3R) heads to the event with the momentum of a two-win weekend  their last time out, and will look to build on that success for all four team entries at the classic 2.4-mile road course on April 9th and 10th.


Buz McCall, Brad McCall, Sarah Montogmery and Cole Loftsgard are looking to continue their success after coming off a feel-good first-place finish at Barber Motorsports Park last month. The No. 401 made its season debut at the Alabama track ending the weekend in P1 overall and the GTO class. The win was the first with the BMW M4 GT4 for the team, which had initiated a test program with the platform starting late last year.

Both the McCall’s and Montogmery have ample experience at the challenging midwest road course. Having competed three or four times at Mid-Ohio, Montgomery is excited to see what the team can do with the new BMW.

“Mid-Ohio is going to be very eventful this weekend,” according to Montogmery, who hails from Louisiana. “The forecast is showing a chance of snow and very cold weather which will be something many of us on the team aren’t used to! Fingers crossed that everything goes well and that we can keep our heads down and win the race!”


Piloting the No. 609 BMW M4 will be James Candelaria, Brian Ghidinelli, and Christian Maloof this weekend. Coming off a challenging weekend at Barber Motorsports Park, the team looks to come back in full force at the hilly Ohio road course.

This weekend will mark Maloof’s first start with R3R since last year’s final race at Circuit of the Americas (COTA). A seasoned vet of Mid-Ohio, Maloof will take knowledge from past races to battle against the tricky track.

“I’m extremely excited to rejoin my team at a track I know well,” states Maloof, the established Mid-Ohio driver. “I’m very optimistic and believe we have a great opportunity for success this weekend. This race will be my first weekend in the new BMW, and it looks like we will have real pace. Overall, I’m excited to put it all together!”


After an exceedingly successful previous race weekend, Loni Unser, Mo Dadkhah, and Zack Ping are prepared to carry that force into Mid-Ohio. The No. 701 team ended the race weekend at Barber Motorsports Park with a win on Saturday and a second-place finish in the GP1 class on Sunday.

Looking forward to the Mid-Ohio race weekend, all three drivers feel comfortable competing in the predicted slick weather. The Cooper Tires team feels they will compete with consistency and speed to take another couple of podium finishes home this weekend.

“Coming off two great performances we had at Barber, I have high hopes for team 701.” expresses Unser. “We have speed, consistency, and a great car. I believe we can show them what we’ve got. The forecasted rain will make things interesting, but my dad always tells me that all you have to do in the rain is ‘keep it on the island.’ It will be fun to race in challenging conditions. I’m thankful Team Cooper Tire has great rain tires.”


The No. 705 Cayman piloted by Carter Pease, Dennis Neel, Jim Ptak and John Collier are teaming up to face the 14 turns at the classic midwest road course. This team took home a top-5 and top-10 finish in the previous race weekend and looks forward to doing the same this weekend.

Mid-Ohio marks a one-year anniversary with R3R for Pease. Last year this race was his first time with the team, and he’s looking to honor that this weekend. After going through some growing pains at Barber Motorsports Park, the No. 705 team is ready to face the weather and earn a podium finish this weekend.

“Our 705 driver lineup is psyched up for Mid-Ohio. We have a really good core group of drivers with a lot of experience,” said Pease. “The biggest variable for this weekend will be the weather. Our team will be put to the test on all fronts, but we are ready for anything.”

The Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course weekend will begin on Friday with practice and qualifying before heading into the two eight-hour endurance races on Saturday and Sunday. Live streaming will be available on WRL’s Youtube, or you can follow along on our social media channels.