ACI Motorsports is proud to announce our expansion into Fanatec GT World Challenge America powered by AWS with Spencer Pumpelly and Pedro Torres, who will be competing this year in a Porsche 911 GT3 R.
ACI Motorsports was founded in 2016 by Curt Swearingin, and through the years has amassed over 50 wins and 150 podiums across many different series’.
“ACI is incredibly excited to have Spencer and Pedro behind the wheel of the #16 this year and we are honored that they’re part of the team,” said Swearingin.
“To have such a strong pair of drivers, especially with the experience that both of them bring to the table, is a wonderful opportunity for us and we intend to capitalize on it. We will do everything possible to ensure they have the support they deserve.
Pedro Torres has competed in single-make Porsche racing for years, and has also raced in the 24H series.
“I was really impressed with the team’s trajectory and growth,” said Torres. “With this I saw a great opportunity to develop the GT3 platform alongside ACI. I started professional/competitive racing three years ago with TPC racing and have been able to enjoy some great experiences working alongside Spencer between Porsche Sprint Challenge and Porsche Carrera Cup North America.”
“I’m extremely excited to start this year with a GT World Challenge Program along with Spencer. It will be a great challenge and I’m looking forward to it.”
Spencer Pumpelly is a man with almost all of the experience possible. He has driven in SRO, IMSA, Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, and many more. He is excited to return for a full season in SRO.
“It’s great to be returning to SRO competition and I’m looking forward to continuing my work with ACI Motorsports. Pedro and I couldn’t be in a better position as we take on our first season as co-drivers.”
“The entire ACI crew is top-level and we have some great drivers joining us under the awning. The vibe at ACI has always been a fun one and they do a great job supporting the cars at the track.
“Pedro is also making a big transition as this will be his first SRO season, but having worked with him in the past I am confident I will have one of the best co-drivers in the field. We can’t wait to get the season started.”
ACI will also be supporting a trio of Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport entries in Pirelli GT4 America for the team, as well as returning to Porsche Deluxe Carrera Cup North America and Porsche Sprint Challenge North America by Yokohama in the 2023 season.
“We’ve been putting a lot of effort into our inaugural entry into SRO and based upon the success that we’ve seen in Porsche Carrera Cup, we feel ready to truly attack this season and thanks to the strength of our drivers and crew we expect to find ourselves in a good position on track,” said Swearingin.