Dylan Murry, who made his IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship debut at the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January, has announced he will also compete in the Porsche Carrera Cup North America during the 2021 season. The Athens, Georgia-resident will pilot a new Porsche 911 GT3 Cup race car for BGB Motorsports during the inaugural season of the Porsche one-make series. The 20-year-old driver is the son of David Murry (Atlanta. Georgia) who raced as a Porsche factory driver at the 1998 24 Hours of Le Mans in the “works” Porsche LMP1-98.
The younger Murry will be one of the more active drivers in the IMSA paddock this season. In addition to piloting the No. 38 BGB Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car, he will also be driving the Riley Motorsports Ligier JS P320 in the LMP3 class of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
Dylan Murry is not new to the Porsche world. Murry made his IMSA debut in the Michelin Pilot Challenge series in 2018 sharing a Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR with his father. They were the first father-son combination to race in the series. In 2017, he finished in the top 10 in both NASCAR K&N Pro Series races that he competed in. He also has 12 overall championships to his credit in go karts as well as in the Pro Class Legends and Pro-Legends Winter Series at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Murry, who will contest the championship in the Pro class, will be part of the two-car team managed by John Tecce. Driving his traditional No. 69, Tom Collingwood (Canada) will campaign the season in the Pro-Am class as Murry’s teammate.
The inaugural season of the Porsche Carrera Cup North America is scheduled for 16-rounds at eight venues in the eastern United States and Canada beginning at the legendary track in Sebring, Florida. Each weekend is scheduled for two, 45-minute races. Teams took delivery of 23 of the seventh-generation Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car on February 18 – 19. They, along with a contingent of sixth-generation type 991.2 machines who will comprise the Pro-Am 991 class, will have an open test at Sebring March 8 – 9. The first two races of the season will take place on March 18 and 19 during the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring weekend at the Sebring International Raceway.
Dylan Murry, Driver, No. 38 BGB Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 Cup.
“This is a tremendous opportunity. By racing in this series, I will also be part of the Porsche Carrera Cup North America Junior Program, which makes it that much more exciting. It’s a great feeling to be with Porsche, not only for what they have achieved, but through my dad’s history with them. To be able to continue the legacy with them will just be incredible. The name on the car will also be David Murry as a tribute to his long career with Porsche. Now, I just have to go out and perform as well as he did.”
“This year will be all about development and learning even more detail about racing,” said Murry. “I think racing in this single-make series will add an entire new dimension to my racing experience. It is going to be good, hard fighting all the way to the end of the season. Hopefully, I will be standing on the top step of the podium several times.”