IMSA Sebring Race Weekend Will Be Hectic for Dylan Murry in Pilot Challenge, Prototype Challenge

Monday, March 11, 2019

Dylan Murry will be one busy driver during the upcoming IMSA race weekend at Sebring International Raceway in Sebring, Florida.

Murry will be pulling double duty by competing in the IMSA Prototype Challenge on Thursday, March 14, then in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge on Friday, March 15 (Alan Jay Automotive Network 120).

“This is my first time racing two different cars in the same week,” said the Cumming, Georgia resident. “It’s going to be exciting. I will definitely have to memorize different brake markers and gears for the two cars. It’s going to be a great experience and one that will just make me a better, more diverse driver.”

Murry will initially co-drive with his dad, David Murry (a former sports car world champion), in a new Ligier LMP3 car for the Prototype Challenge race. It will be the second time they have teamed up, after competing together at Daytona last year

“I’m really looking forward to driving with my dad again,” said the 18-year-old. “As for the MLT Motorsports LMP3, last fall we tested at Road Atlanta and it was unbelievably fast. That said, while we have proven ourselves testing, racing is a far different ball game.”

After Thursday’s race, Murry will then shift his focus to the Michelin Pilot Challenge race with co-driver Jim Cox in the Riley Motorsports Mercedes-AMG GT4.

In the season opener at Daytona International Speedway, Murry, Cox and Jeroen Bleekemolen had a solid top five run going before debris hit the oil cooler late in the race ending the team’s day.

“At Daytona, we showed what the team is capable of performance wise,” said Murry. “Now, we have to set that on repeat for Sebring and hope for a little better luck.”

With that said, it’s the “two races in one weekend” challenge that really has Murry licking his chops.

“I have been looking forward to this weekend for months,” he said. “Racing these two cars will just be incredible and a terrific learning experience. I’ve been mentally and physically training tor this for quite a while. 

“Of course, just racing in these cars isn’t enough to fully satisfy me. For me to be completely satisfied, I need to win both races. That’s the goal I’m focused on.”