2nd Generation IMSA Racers Making Their Marks
Braselton, GA (August 5, 2019) – MLT Motorsports today announced Skylar Robinson will join Dylan Murry behind the wheel of the #54 Prototype Challenge car in round five of the championship. The pair will share the Nissan powered Ligier in the 1:45 hour race at Virginia International Raceway on August 24th.
Robinson’s father, Chip, won the 1987 IMSA Camel GT championship in a Porsche 962 while Murry’s father, David, has competed in numerous IMSA classes and finished second at the 2011 24 hours of Le Mans. The second-generation drivers are forging their own ways in the world of racing and are looking to continue the success the young team has seen in its debut season.
MLT Motorsports joined the series for the second round of the 2019 campaign at Sebring International Raceway, with the father-son pairing of David and Dylan Murry. It was the first time the two had co-driven and they proved to be fast teammates, finishing 5th. Dylan teamed with Dakota Dickerson for the next round at Mid-Ohio Sportscar Course where the team earned its first victory. Murry and Dickerson backed up their win with a solid 4th place finish at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park at the next round in early July.
Dickerson, who also competes in the F3 Americas Championship, has a scheduling conflict for the VIR race, which provides the opportunity for Robinson to join Murry and the team. Dickerson is slated to return for the final round of the championship in October at Road Atlanta.
“This is a mega opportunity to get back behind the wheel with Dylan and MLT Motorsports,” said Robinson. “This will be my first race in a P3 car but this is the perfect team to join. They are young and hungry for more victories. I have known Dylan for years and I am looking forward to sharing the car with him later this month.”
“I am excited to have Skylar in the car with Dylan. Both drivers are mature beyond their years and equally as important, they are fast,” added Dr. Mike Thompson, MLT Motorsports team principal. “We have had a dream debut season with three top five finishes, including our first win. Skylar, Dylan and the entire team are working hard to get us back on the podium at VIR.”
Round five of the IMSA Prototype Challenge from VIR will be available live at IMSA.TV at 5:45 PM GMT on August 24. A delayed broadcast on NBC Sports Network will be shown on September 2nd at 6 PM.