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Written by DAVE DOOLITTLE It was a perfect weekend for Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA driver Will Hardeman. The 33-year-old from Austin, Texas, swept both races in his WPD/Moorespeed Porsche 911 at Circuit of The Americas, winning the first race by almost 35 seconds and taking the second victory Sunday in rainy conditions. What's more impressive is that Hardeman has only been driving racecars for about seven months and was competing for the first time at Circuit of The Americas. "The thing is I've been watching people race here enough, and I know the right guys to talk to that know the track, that have turned more laps than anyone and the pros that have run the fastest times," Hardeman said Sunday afternoon. "This is my first race at COTA but I'm from Austin, I'm no stranger to the track." Hardeman comes from an automotive family and continues to work full-time at Continental Automotive Group (Austin...

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Will Hardeman capped off a perfect weekend for the hometown crowd at COTA by taking the Pole in both qualifying sessions on Saturday and Sunday and then leading from start to finish in both races for the double header victory. Sunday the WPD/Moorespeed team arrived to COTA in a rainstorm. Morning practice was cancelled by officials. Qualifying for Race 2 was very wet. Hardeman who had never driven in the rain before used the first half of qualifying to get the feel of the car. When Moorespeed's David Moore told him "Its time to get with the program" he delivered instantly again qualifying P1. Will went on to victory with a margin of over 10 seconds to the second and third place cars of IMSA regulars. The team heads to Sebring with great momentum for the IMSA GT3 Cup season held in conjunction with the 12 Hours of Sebring. Watch Race #2 on YouTube compliments of...

Will Hardeman started the #19 WPD/Moorespeed GT3 Cup Porsche from the pole, his first pole position ever. In a radio interview after qualifying with Speed City announcer Les Kiser, the rookie driver revealed his plan for Race #1 was to get through turn one first and lay down qualifying laps to try to build a gap and go for the win. 17 laps later he took the checkered flag P1 with a 34-second gap to second place following that plan to the letter. Watch Race #1 on YouTube compliments of Competent Motorsports...

On Saturday morning, WPD/Moorespeed's Will Hardeman set a blistering 2:12.093 at the Circuit of Americas race track in Austin Texas on his 3rd lap of the 30-minute session to take the pole position in Qualifying #1 for the season opener of the Pirelli GT3 Trophy cup series Car Chief Robin Hayes pulled him in to save his tires for the race. The team nervously sat in pit lane the next 25 minutes for a challenger. But nobody was able to match rookie driver Will Hardeman's pace as he took the pole for Race #1 by 1.6 seconds over 2nd place. ...

WPD/Moorespeed's Porsche GT3 Cup Team will be running most all of the IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama but additionally will be competing in the Pirelli GT3 Cup USA series at COTA twice for 2015. Feb. 24-25 IMSA Test New Orleans Motorsports Park March 6-8 Pirelli GT3 Cup Circuit of the Americas March 18-20 IMSA GT3 Cup Sebring International Raceway April 10-12 IMSA GT3 Cup New Orleans Motorsports Park Aug. 7-9 IMSA GT3 Cup Road America Aug. 21-23 IMSA GT3 Cup Virginia International Raceway Sept. 18-19 IMSA GT3 Cup Circuit of the Americas Sept. 25-27 IMSA GT3 Cup Laguna Seca Oct. 3-4 Pirelli GT3 Cup Circuit of the Americas...

The WPD/Moorespeed race team continued preparing for the 2015 IMSA GT3 Cup series by testing and racing at the HSR Sebring Historics December 4-7, 2014. Will Hardeman barely missed the podium securing a 4th place in the 1 Hr Night race on Friday night. A late caution kept Will who was charging hard from further moving up to the podium but a great run none the less. Saturday he moved onto the podium with a hard fought battle with veteran pro race Ron Zitza. Later that day in the Historic/Protype/GTM Enduro, Will climbed his way back from an early spin from contact to place 2nd in class HEGT3 and 7th overall. Darren and David were yet again very pleased with Will's and the entire team's performance....

The WPD/Moorespeed race team used the HSR Daytona Historics November 12-15, 2014 for testing and race simulation with new race driver Will Hardeman. Darren Law and David Moore were thrilled to coach young Will in his first races where he placed 4th in Race #1 and took his first podium and first race win in his second race ever with a hard-fought victory in Class HEGT3 and 6th overall in the Hawk Performance H/P & GTM Enduro....

WPD "Wholesale Parts Direct" of Austin Texas announced sponsorship agreement to run Will Hardeman in the 2015 IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Series with Moorespeed. The Team will run under the name of WPD/Moorespeed in both the 2015 IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup and Pirelli GT3 Cup USA series. Price Cobb and David Moore are providing personal coaching along with longtime friend of Moorespeed's Darren Law in preparation for the 2015 IMSA GT3 Cup Series by Yokohama....

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