Will Hardeman sat with David Moore in a passenger sports car a year ago at Circuit of the Americas in their hometown of Austin, Texas. Hardeman and his father, whose family runs a successful auto dealership group in Austin, received an opportunity to drive their sports cars at speed around the COTA circuit during a charity event. Hardeman asked his friend Moore, owner of an Austin-based vintage, racing and exotic preparation shop and race team Moorespeed, to join him to offer tips. They had a blast, thrashing the car around the circuit at a brisk pace behind a pace car. It was Hardeman’s first experience in a performance car on a racetrack, and he relished it. But he had no dreams of competition. “I thought that was as good as it got,” Hardeman said of his charity track day. Moore had other ideas. At higher speeds, Hardeman’s driving lines weren’t tidy. His...

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...

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...

Strong drive for Canadian teenager at Sebring Original article courtesy IMSA: http://www.imsa.com/articles/lazare-fourth-porsche-gt3-cup-season-opener SEBRING, FL – Canadian racer, 16-year-old Jesse Lazare from Montreal, Quebec made his 2014 racing debut this past weekend at the historic 12 Hours of Sebring. Lazare, at the controls of his new www.doordoctor.com  / Garaga sponsored 2014 Porsche GT3 Cup Platinum class car impressed in practice. “We got this car on Monday,” Lazare said of his new Moorespeed prepared 991. “There is a lot to learn – and very little time to do it.” Lazare was stunningly quick right out of the box in his new mount. “Jesse tested here in the 997 a couple of weeks ago, so I expected him to be quick in practice with the new car,” Moorespeed’s Price Cobb said.  At the end of the two series test session, Lazare was 2ndfastest. A misunderstanding in qualifying concerning the Yokohama tires meant that Lazare couldn’t show his true speed in...

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