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Sports Car Champion Christina Nielsen to join Harrison and Farnbacher for Indy 8 Hour Season Finale

12 September 2022

Two-time Sports Car Champion Christina Nielsen will join Racers Edge Motorsports for the Fanatec GT World Challenge America powered by AWS season finale at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Nielsen brings her considerable sports car experience to the wheel of the #93 Harrison Contracting Co Acura NSX GT3 Evo22 to team up with Pro-Am championship contenders Ashton Harrison and Mario Farnbacher for the Indianapolis 8 Hour presented by AWS event. The duo has earned six podiums thus far in 2022, including a Pro-Am class sweep at Road America in the team’s most recent outing. 

Nielsen won the Grand Touring Daytona (GTD) IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship title in both 2016 and 2017, tallying over 14 podium finishes and her first IMSA victory during that time period. She has competed in GT World Challenge Asia and the Intercontinental GT Challenge (IGTC), and drove the Acura NSX GT3 in 2019 under the Meyer-Shank Racing/Heinricher Racing sponsored by Caterpillar banner.

“I’m super excited to be joining Racers Edge Motorsports, Ashton and Mario at the Indianapolis 8-hour event,” said Nielsen. “I was lucky enough to join the team at one of the HPD Driver Academy events and it was amazing to be back behind the wheel of the Acura GT3 NSX.”

“(The HPD Driver Academy) was my first time at Indy so it was nice to get familiar with the track and shake off the rust. I had a great first impression of the team; they have a super nice environment to work within and are also professional so that makes me even more excited for the race. The whole team has had a strong performance this season, so I feel very lucky that I get to join and support such a strong effort.”

“With the championship at stake, it’s critical to bring in just the right driver to join the lineup for the season finale where three drivers are required,” team owner Jon Mirachi added. “Christina has the right experience and the speed we need to help us go for the win and the championship. I couldn’t think of a better choice, and we’re excited to have her behind the wheel!”

The 2022 Fanatec GT World Challenge America powered by AWS season culminates at The Racing Capital of The World on Saturday, October 8 for Round 13, joining the Intercontinental GT Challenge powered by Pirelli field for this endurance race.

Boosted by back to back wins at Road America, Harrison and Farnbacher currently sit second in the Pro-Am standings, just two points from first place. There are two rounds at Sebring International Raceway next on the calendar, followed by the Indy 8-hr event which awards double points in the championship battle.