SPOKANE, Wash. – HARD Motorsport and Johan Schwartz have united to compete in the SRO TC America road racing series.
Schwartz, the reigning TC champion and 2019 BMW Sports Trophy Cup runner-up, will drive the No. 31 BMW M240iR featuring HARD Motorsport for the full season.
“This partnership is very much a right time, right place story,” Schwartz said. “I recently found out my team from the last two years, Rooster Hall Racing, is sitting out a season. Not wanting to miss the 2020 season, I immediately starting sourcing a car. Adam Harding, team principal for HARD Motorsport Racing, reached out to me and here we are readying for Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas. Having HARD on the side of the car is a great fit as they are in the business of BMW race parts and accessories.”
The HARD Motorsport team had an exciting 2019 season with some highlight reel-worthy racing at Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway and Portland (Ore.) Int’l Raceway.
“We feel very fortunate to be able to have Johan on board this year,” Harding announced. “Our entire team is looking forward to some spectacular racing and to have a driver of Johan’s talent is truly a blessing. I’ve wanted to race at COTA since we launched our TC racing program, so this couldn’t get much better.”
HARD Motorsport will be the featured partner with support sponsors of Instrumart, Diamond Creek Water, Sabelt, Speed Seat, Scope Anesthesiology, Revshift, Laird Plastics, Motorsport Hardware and Tedder Engineering.
“There is a lot of prep work and coordination to be done in the next week,” said Schwartz. “Adam and I each have amazing support crews, our synergies have been great right from the start and everyone has their ‘to do’ list. I am confident it will pull together to the best of our ability for COTA.”