AIM Vasser Sullivan Finalizes Rolex 24 Driver Lineup

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Austin Cindric will be one of four endurance drivers for AIM Vasser Sullivan in the Rolex 24. (Adam Fenwick photo)

DALLAS – AIM Vasser Sullivan officials have announced the team’s completed lineup for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Aaron Telitz, Nick Cassidy, Austin Cindric and Jeff Segal will join the Lexus operation for the 24-hour endurance event on Jan. 26-27 at Daytona Int’l Speedway.

The quartet will join Townsend Bell, Jack Hawksworth, Frankie Montecalvo and Richard Heistand for the 54th running of North America’s premier endurance race.

AIM Vasser Sullivan will race two identically-prepared Lexus RC F GT3s in all 11 rounds of the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

The No. 12 Lexus RC F GT3 will be manned by Bell and Montecalvo for the full season, with Telitz and Segal co-driving at Daytona.

The No. 14 Lexus RC F GT3 will be campaigned by Hawksworth and Heistand, with Cassidy and Cindric also sharing seat time at Daytona.

Telitz, a native of Wisconsin, has progressed through the open-wheel racing ranks. He captured the Mazdaspeed/Skip Barber Racing School Scholarship Shootout in 2013 and was the 2014 Team USA Scholarship Recipient.

Starting in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Series in 2014, he advanced to the Pro Mazda Championship winning the title in 2016. Most recently, he had nine podiums including two wins in the 2018 Indy Lights Championship.

Telitz will also compete for AIM Vasser Sullivan in all four of the IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup events this season, adding the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen and Motul Petit Le Mans to his schedule as well.

Cassidy is a well-respected champion worldwide. In addition to numerous titles in his native New Zealand, he won the All-Japan Formula 3 championship in 2015, was fourth in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship and was the 2017 Japanese Super GT500 champion. Cassidy’s GT500 seasons were in the championship-winning Lexus LC500.

Cindric, a regular in the NASCAR Xfinity Series for Team Penske, has competed in several series during his young career including USF2000, Global Rallycross, the X Games, the 2015 Bathurst 12 Hours and the Camping World Truck Series. 

Segal is a highly successful championship winning driver from Philadelphia. He won three IMSA championships and has captured sports car racing’s Triple Crown, with victories in the Rolex 24 At Daytona (2014 GTD Class), 12 Hours of Sebring (2016 GTD Class) and 24 Hours of Le Mans (2016 GTE–Am Class).

Segal also has wins in the Six Hours of the Glen (2016 GTD Class and 2008 GT Class) and was the 2013 Indianapolis Brickyard GP winner (GT Class) as well.