Sonic Motor Racing Services will enter a two-car attack on the 2021 Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge, fielding entries in both the Mobil Pro and Morris Finance Pro-Am classes.
Heading the charge in the Mobil Pro class is Courtney Prince. The 19-year-old female racer is fresh out of the competitive Formula Ford category where she finished eighth in the 2019 championship.
Prince, along with most other motorsport competitors, had a lean 2020 due to COVID-19, however, a strong testing and fitness regime over the enforced break means that she is not lacking any confidence ahead of her first season racing a Porsche.
The Melbourne-based driver will compete in the 911 GT3 Cup car that Aaron Love used to finish second in the 2019 Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge series.
Morris Finance Pro-Am racer, Graham Williams, continues in the team’s second car in what will be his fifth-straight year with the Sonic team.
Williams is a long-time Porsche enthusiast and is looking to improve on his fifth place in the Morris Finance Pro-Am class from 2019.
The opening round of the 2021 Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge will take place at the world-famous Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, with practice and qualifying to be held on Friday, Race 1 and 2 on Saturday ahead of the final race on Sunday.
All races will be seen live and free on the 7plus streaming app in Australia.
Courtney Prince, Driver, Sonic Motor Racing Services: “I am so excited to get into the car and go racing,” said Prince.
“My goal is to do a good job, have good pace, and be fighting against the leading pack. I want to be consistently up the pointy end for the whole weekend.
“And being consistent is important, because at the end of the championship, I want to be in the top five.
“I really love Phillip Island. It’s one of my favorite tracks and after a test day earlier this year, I I feel comfortable. I’m just super excited to get out there.”
Graham Williams, Driver, Sonic Motor Racing Services: “This is now my fifth year with Sonic and it’s exciting to get back on track, into racing and spending time with the Team,” said Williams.
“It is be good to be able to get back into the seat again, and I look to working to improve on our efforts in 2019”
“Phillip Island is a spectacular place, and is great to have this as our first round.”
Michael Ritter, Owner, Sonic Motor Racing Services: “We are looking forward to getting back into the Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge this year,” said Ritter.
“Courtney has been progressing really well over the past two seasons. Her momentum was great leading into 2020, but even in the enforced break, she remained active, we tested where we could and she is in a good space.
“It’s always great to have Graham in the team. This is our fifth year working together, and he is always looking to make more gains with his own driving.”