Former GT4 Champion Greg Liefooghe and Damon Surzyshyn Join Fast Track Racing’s BMW M4 Sports Car Lineup for the GT4 America Series

Liefooghe and Surzyshyn prepare to drive the No. 11 Fast Track Racing BMW M4 GT4 in the Pirelli GT4 America 2022 campaign with the TV series “Going Pro SRO America”

Former SRO GT4 Series Champion Greg Liefooghe of San Francisco, CA, will team with Canadian driver Damon Surzyshyn in the No. 11 Fast Track Racing BMW M4 GT4 sports car in the 2022 Pirelli GT4 America road racing series that begins at Sonoma Raceway on April 15-17, it was announced today.

The GT4 driver duo will be the second pairing of BMW M4 drivers for the Fast Track Racing team, sponsored by Sewell Automotive Companies, after the Texas-based organization previously announced paraplegic driver Tim Horrell will compete with Raphael Matos in a specially prepared BMW No. 10 M4 GT4 sports car on the 2022 SRO tour.

A special “behind the scenes” television series, “Going Pro SRO America” ​​will follow Liefooghe and Surzyshyn throughout the Pirelli GT4 America tour in 2022 with an inside look at the Fast Track Racing operation. The documentary television series will air on the CBS Sports Network, which will show Season 3 of 2021 beginning in May.

Liefooghe, who grew up in Switzerland, comes to the Fast Track Racing contingent in 2022 after a successful sports car racing career that includes the 2017 Pirelli World Challenge GTS Am class title and the 2019 SRO Pirelli GT4 America Pro-Am championship. The professional racer is one of the true veterans of the SRO series with eight years at Bimmerworld and six seasons at Steve Cameron Racing. Few drivers have Liefooghe’s experience on the BMW M4 GT4 chassis dating back to the car’s initial season in 2017. Greg is also a professional driving coach when he’s not behind the wheel of his BMW.

“I think I have done more than 50,000 racing miles in the BMW M4 GT4 car in the last five years,” said Liefooghe, the former national karting champion. “I am very happy to be joining the Fast Track Racing team, definitely one of the best BMW teams in North America. A few years ago, Fast Track Racing won the world title of the best BMW customer team. I think we will have a lot of information to share between myself and the team. Damon is new to the BMW M4, but he has shown speed in his previous GT4 competition. I am excited to join the 2022 Pirelli GT4 America SprintX series.”

Surzyshyn, the 44-year-old creator and executive producer of the “Going Pro SRO America” television series, makes the jump to the Fast Track Racing team this year after finishing last in the Pirelli GT4 America Am points standings for the year past. The driver from Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA has competed in the TC America series in previous seasons with three-time series champion Tech Sport Racing.

“I am really looking forward to joining Fast Track Racing this year and co-driving for Greg,” said Surzyshyn. “Greg is one of BMW’s top GT4 competitors in North America and I know I will learn a lot from his experience as a former series champion. Fast Track Racing has won numerous road racing championships over the decades, featuring outstanding cars with a strong crew. Having the leadership of Toby Grahovec, a former driving champion, as team principal gives Greg and I a lot of confidence going into the first race at Sonoma.”

Grahovec, a multiple-time Pirelli GT4 America race winner on Fast Track Racing BMW M4 machines in recent years, will sit out the 2022 SRO series to focus on Fast Track Racing’s on-track effort. And Toby is excited about the two-car GT4 lineup for his squad this year.

“We felt it was important for me to lead the team out of the race car this year,” Grahovec said. “We have two strong cars and good driver line-ups this year in the Pirelli GT4 America SprintX series. I’m excited to see how matchups work together with our teams as we prepare for the season opener in Sonoma next month. We believe our team cars will be very competitive when the green flag drops.”

Fast Track Racing plans to continue testing with the BMW M4 sports cars and drivers as they prepare for the Sonoma Raceway SRO double-start events.

Liefooghe and Surzyshyn are scheduled to drive the No. 11 Fast Track Racing BMW M4 GT4 machine on the seven-weekend, 14-race tour that begins at Sonoma Raceway April 15-17, followed by Ozark International Raceway April 20-22. May, Virginia International Raceway June 17-19, Watkins Glen International July 22-24, Road America August 19-21, Sebring International Raceway September 23-25 ​​and Indianapolis Motor Speedway October 7-9.

Fast Track Racing has produced a sensational track racing record in the SRO road racing series for decades with 26 professional wins and over 100 total wins, including 22 pole positions and 113 podium finishes, with 23 of the fastest laps. In 2018, Fast Track Racing received the BMW Motorsports Sports Trophy Team of the Year award in Germany, won among all BMW customer racing teams worldwide.

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ABOUT FAST TRACK RACES: Fast Track Racing was founded in 2005. Fast Track Racing has sold 117 factory BMW race cars to our customers in the last five years. Fast Track Racing has won six championships in the SRO World Challenge series and two SCCA National Championships. Fast Track Racing is the first and only team from the United States to win the BMW Sports Trophy. In all, Fast Track Racing has claimed 26 career wins and over 100 total wins, including 22 pole positions and 113 podium finishes, with 23 of the fastest laps in SRO competition. As experts from BMW Motorsport, Fast Track Racing also races these vehicles and knows them inside and out. Fast Track Racing is a starter, with proven track experience. Fast Track Racing has engineering expertise and provides advice and consultancy to ensure driver performance is maximised.

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