The No. 93 Harrison Contracting Acura NSX GT3 Evo 22 heads back to Sebring International Raceway this week to tackle the famed bumps on the historic airstrip for the 71st Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.
This event also represents the anniversary of the debut of the Racers Edge Motorsports with WTRAndretti #93 Harrison Contracting Acura NSX GT3 Evo 22 in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship series. The joint effort between Racers Edge Motorsports and Wayne Taylor Racing with Andretti Autosport (WTRAndretti) sponsored by Harrison Contracting Company earned a top-10 finish in the GTD Pro class at last year’s race with current drivers Ashton Harrison and Kyle Marcelli.
Harrison and Marcelli will reunite with Danny Formal at the first IMSA WeatherTech series event following the team’s sixth-place class finish at the Rolex 24 at DAYTONA International Speedway. The three drivers are set to campaign the remainder of the IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup races together behind the wheel of the Rely on RED NSX machine in the highly competitive GTD field.
While the 2022 event marked Ashton Harrison’s debut in the marquee IMSA series, Danny Formal serves as the team’s rookie for 2023. Formal isn’t new to Sebring International Raceway itself, but the Costa Rican native is making his first appearance at the 12-hour endurance race.
Official practice for the No. 93 Harrison Contracting Acura NSX GT3 Evo22 begins Thursday, March 16, around the historic 3.74-mile, 17-turn road course circuit at Sebring International Raceway, including the always-anticipated nighttime session, a favorite among drivers and fans alike. Qualifying for the GTD class is set for Friday morning, March 17, at 9:15am EDT.
The green flag for the 12 hours of action waves on Saturday, March 18, at 10:10 a.m. EDT. Live flag-to-flag coverage is available on Peacock. USA Network will also host live coverage of the action from 4:30-10:30pm EDT. Additional broadcasts include IMSA.com, RadioLeMans.com and SiriusXM Radio.
No 93 Harrison Contracting Company Acura NSX GT3 Evo 22 DRIVER QUOTES:
“I’m thrilled to be back with in the No 93 Harrison Contracting Acura NSX GT3 Evo 22 with Racers Edge Motorsports with WTRAndretti, and with Danny and Kyle for the 12 Hours of Sebring. It’s so special to me to have another attempt at this race, since this was my IMSA WeatherTech Championship debut last year. I feel like we really did well last year as our first race together with this whole group. Kyle and I are ready for redemption to push for better results and we’ve learned that much more and are even more prepared. I’m excited to have Danny on board. We have developed some great chemistry and have the same mindset and are definitely ready to get on that podium. I love that Sebring is the home track for Racers Edge Motorsports, being based in Florida, and that we can show the home crowd all of the work we’ve done in the off season. I’m grateful for the support of Harrison Contracting and to represent the signature red brand at another iconic race track and to continue to grow the relationship with them, Racers Edge Motorsports and Wayne Taylor Racing with Andretti Autosport. Representing Acura Motorsports and Honda/HPD Racing is always an honor. I’ve been so focused preparing for this race, and I’m looking forward to bringing that determination and energy to finish what we should’ve had at Daytona.”
“It’s been a long six weeks since the Rolex 24 at Daytona. I’ve had a lot of time to think about those last ten minutes and I’m still gutted we lost contention for the podium, but that’s just fuel for the fire of redemption at Sebring. We’ve got experience under our belt, having run the race last year with the same Racers Edge Motorsports with WTRAndretti program and the same Harrison Contracting Acura NSX GT3 Evo22. Returning this year and adding Danny to the line-up with myself and Ashton, I think we have a great shot at a podium, or better yet, a win. Of course, we have 12 hours to race, and many say that 12 hours at Sebring is more difficult than 24 hours at Daytona. The bumpy track beats up the equipment and beats up the drivers, but our program has become so stout and the car has proven itself over and over again, as has the team, so there’s no question we have a good chance at that win. I’m very much looking forward to this race and bringing home some hardware.”
“This is my first Sebring 12-hour race at one of my favorite tracks in the world. It’s super bumpy and super physical and requires a lot of effort and focus from the drivers. I’m so excited to be back with the Racers Edge Motorsports with WTRAndretti team, Ashton and Kyle. They did fantastic together at this race last year, and Racers Edge Motorsports has a great resume of results at this track. I’m excited to get back behind the wheel of the No. 93 Harrison Contracting Acura NSX GT3 Evo 22. I’ve definitely missed driving her since the Rolex 24. I’m grateful for this opportunity and I’m ready to give it my all to get us on that podium. This group of drivers has the speed and the experience to get it done.”
About Harrison Contracting Harrison Contracting Company, Inc. (HCC) is a commercial painting and facility maintenance contracting company headquartered in Villa Rica, GA with divisional offices in Florida and Texas. HCC provides repainting/reimaging and facility maintenance services nationwide, and new construction painting across the southeastern US. At HCC, red is more than the company color, its culture. RED stands for Reliable, Experienced, and Diligent, and is the cornerstone for all we do. We are more than just your painter; we are your partner.
Racers Edge Motorsports with WTRAndretti is also proudly sponsored by Acura Motorsports and Honda Performance Development (HPD).