Bell Motorsports announced today that GM Corvette Racing driver Andy Pilgrim will join the team for the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series 6 Heures du Circuit Mont-Tremblant, September 19-21. Pilgrim will team with Bell Motorsports' regular drivers Terry Borcheller and Forest Barber in the #54 Chevy-powered Doran JE4 Daytona Prototype.
"It's always a thrill to get into a new race car," said Pilgrim. "I was able to do a couple of laps in the car at Daytona before the last race. I was mainly up there with the team giving them my impressions of the car and trying to help them out. But it gave me a chance to get familiar with the car in case I was able to get in it at a later race, which now will be helpful since I'll be in the car in Canada.
"I'm really looking forward to racing at the track. I've never been to Mont-Tremblant, but I always enjoy racing at new racetracks. Ron Fellows was telling me that it's his favorite track in Canada, and since Ron and I have similar taste in racetracks, I'm sure I'll like it," he continued.
Pilgrim has enjoyed much success at the wheel of Chevy-powered machines. He was one of the original members of the Corvette Racing Team when it debuted in 1999 and has five class victories with the team.
The English native, who now resides in Delray Beach, Fla., scored his second of two class victories at the Rolex 24 At Daytona in 2002, winning the American GT class in the Flis Motorsports #09 Corvette. His first Rolex 24 class win came in 1997 at the wheel of a Porsche.