ASHBURN, Va. – David Tilton Racing and Copeland Motorsports have announced that Jarett Andretti will compete during the Pirelli World Challenge season.
Andretti will compete in 12 Pirelli World Challenge TCR class events starting at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, on March 23-25 aboard the No. 8 Volkswagen TCR car.
Andretti, a native of Indianapolis, and a graduate of North Carolina State University, is a member of the legendary Andretti family. He is the son of John Andretti, cousin of Marco Andretti, nephew of Michael Andretti, grandson of Aldo Andretti and great nephew of Mario Andretti.
He has competed full-time in the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series and USAC Silver Crown Cars Series Series, earning Rookie of the Year honors in the sprint car category at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway, in the USAC National Sprint Car Series and in Oswego (N.Y.) Speedway’s supermodified class.
“I want to thank David Tilton Racing & Copeland Motorsports for this opportunity”, said Andretti. “I am excited and look forward to this new challenge. David and everyone at Copeland Motorsports put a lot into their program and I’m eager to become a part of it.”
“We look at this as an opportunity to go to the next level”, said David Tilton, founder of David Tilton Racing, a retired U.S. Navy Veteran and Andretti Autosport chassis owner. “I am humbled that Andretti has chosen us. We have hired a lot of different drivers in the past, but Andretti brings a lot of youth and talent to our team, explained Tilton. He’s proven at a young age to be able to be consistent, giving feedback to his team to improve the car and race hard to get the best possible finish. He knows how to win, too. He’s really eager to show what he can do and that he belongs in the Pirelli World Challenge TCR Racing Series.”
“We are very excited to be working with Dave Tilton Racing and bringing the new Volkswagen TCR car to our program,” stated Kevin Copeland, president of Copeland Motorsports. “They have brought a lot of support and we feel that the VW is the manufacture to be in as we go into the new TCR series! We have had many successful wins including the TCA class in our Mazda mx5 at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. For 2018, we are very excited to have Andretti as part of the team. Jarett showed he has the talent and speed in our pre-season testing. We feel that with our program and Andretti’s talent, we are a strong contender for the championship!”