Services for Mark Mathys
Plans have been confirmed for Memorial Services for Mark Mathys:
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18
starting at 2pm, with visitation starting at 1pm.
The location is:
Neidecker, Crosser and Priesman
Port Clinton Chapel
1124 Fulton Street
Port Clinton, OH 43452
If you are sending a note or card, Mark’s wife’s name is Linda.
Circuit of the Americas Hosts International GT 2023 Season Finale
Texas did not disappoint for the location of the IGT season finale. We welcomed several new competitors to IGT, the racing was close and fun and we crowned our 2023 Champions!
There was an eclectic group of competitors at Circuit of the Americas with two Lamborghinis and a BMW. XUANQIAN WANG #22 took the win in both races and was the overall winner in the enduro. BRUCE LEDOUX #76 shared his Lamborghini with VICTOR SPIVAK and the duo were second in the enduro. LARRY LUCK #116 raced a BMW M3 which had a slightly different pace than the Lambos but the team had fun racing around the iconic track finishing second in the sprint and third in the enduro.
NATHAN BYRD #88 lead the way in the sprint race finishing first overall and winning the GT3.8 category in a very close race with Marcos Vento and Scott Blind. Meanwhile MARCOS VENTO #18 won the enduro with NICHOLAS GROOMBRIDGE #56 SpeedSport was second and FEDERICO BRAGA #221coming in third in the enduro.
Newly crowned 2023 Mission Foods GT3 Cup Trophy Champion SCOTT BLIND #45 Ruckus Racing/Archangel Motorsports won both races with a carbon copy finish on the podium for the GT4.0 category. Second in the sprint and enduro was newcomer RAYMOND DAVOUDI #42 and completing the podium in both was ALBERT LUKAZIK #134 SpeedSport who shared the enduro with STEVEN McALEER.
Staying with the Mission Foods GT3 Cup competition, the GT4.R category sprint race was won by THOMAS GRUBER #991 with TADAS KARLINSKAS#313 in second, followed closely by MARK SANDRIDGE #58. The script was flipped for the enduro with Sandridge taking the win.
After bring a bridesmaid a couple times, long time International GT competitor COLIN COHEN #15 Norwood Auto Italia captured the Maranello Cup Championship for 2023 also winning Saturday’s sprint race.
There was full field in the Stuttgart Cup Cayman category with great racing throughout. TOM KOPCZYNSKI #52 RS1 winning both races, sharing the enduro with ERIC FILGUEIRAS. Another SpeedSport entry, ARIEL AUFGANG #13 was second in the enduro and third in the sprint. Also from the SpeedSport camp JOE RIZZO #12 took third in the enduro with co-driver SPENCER PUMPELLY. Of course Joe is the reigning Stuttgart Cup Champion taking the honor for 2022. However, Joe turned over the Champion’s crown to MARIA MEJIA #11 Quirt Racing who finished second the in sprint race, clinching the 2023 Stuttgart Cup Championship.
Update on Marcel
Marcel Fayen continues to slowly improve and moving in the right direction. He is still in Daytona until it is safe to move him back to Miami.
His father Juan assures us that all your prayers and well wishes are much needed and greatly appreciated!!
Chris Green Photography
Chris Green is the official series photographer for International GT.
Click on the COTA photo to link to Chris’s site.
Chris was not able to be at the California races however if you contact him, he can assist in getting photography for those two events.
Do you have something to sell, looking for something to purchase? Use our Marketplace to promote your race car, transporter or equipment. It’s free to International GT participants.
Pirelli Tire Orders
We are proud to partner with Pirelli Tires as the exclusive provider to all International GT events. All Pirelli tire orders for IGT events must be placed with Frisby Tires. Frisby is at track at all IGT events to service our participants.
Click on the tire photo to link to the Frisby site for IGT orders or call (800)373-7390.