Hyundai Edition Of Red Dragon Ready To Roll
The GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Red Dragon, with Jeff Harrison driving, will make its Pirelli World Challenge debut this weekend.
By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Armed with a real-time appreciation for what it takes to homologate a Hyundai, GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing will make its sedan-style debut in the Pirelli World Challenge at Sonoma Raceway this weekend.
The first iteration of the No. 99 GAINSCO Auto Insurance/Bob Stallings Hyundai Genesis Coupe “Red Dragon” owned by Dallas businessman/racer Stallings will compete in Rounds 15 and 16 of the series’ Grand Touring Sport (GTS) schedule, with fellow-Texan Jeff Harrison subbing for regular driver Jon Fogarty.
A two-time Daytona Prototype champion in the former GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series, Stallings’ organization last raced on Feb. 25, 2014. Memo Gidley’s massive crash at the wheel of the No. 99 Corvette DP during the Rolex 24 at Daytona _ debut event of the combined IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship at Daytona International Speedway _ prompted Stallings’ decision to find new road-courses in the World Challenge.
Stallings’ original timetable had Fogarty and the Genesis Coupe up-and-running for Rounds 5 and 6 of the series in late April. Four months later, Stallings finally has a turn-key race car based on the showroom model available at his new North Texas Hyundai dealership. Read the full story »