Black Armor Helmets Announces Five Car Line-up for Pirelli World Challenge
By Winding Road Staff
March 04, 2016
Black Armor Helmets is pleased to announce a team high five entries for the 2016 Pirelli World Challenge Championships season. The team will head to Circuit of the Americas March 4-6 with four TCB entries and a fifth TCB car is expected to be added later in the season. The team will field four Mazda2’s and a Honda Fit. Drivers James Wilson, Tom O’Gorman, and Steve Taake return from the 2015 line-up and will be joined by newcomers Blake Thompson and Stephanie Andersen.
“We could not be more excited about this year’s upcoming season,” said Black Armor Helmets CEO and Team Principal, James Wilson. “Our company values align very well with the Pirelli World Challenge and we are very proud to partner with the series and participate as drivers as well.”
On the Mazda2 side, James Wilson – a previous two-time VP Fuels Hard Charger Award winner – and Steve Taake will return in their #55 and #75 cars respectively. Blake Thompson will pilot the new #37 TCB car while Stephanie Anderson will debut her new #28 TCB car at Road America. Both cars were built by BTDT Racing of Wisconsin.
Tom O’Gorman follows up his multiple podium 2015 rookie season debut in the TCB #94 car but he’ll be bringing an all-new 2015 Honda Fit this year. Tom will run the full season with additional support from SCCA Track Night In America, Autopower Industries, Carbotech Performance Brakes and Honda Racing HPD.