A Letter from Jon Bennett to the IMSA Paddock

Jon Bennett
Jon Bennett

To my friends, partners, and fans of CORE autosport:

The 2019 Petit Le Mans will be my last race in a DPi. In fact, I have no racing plans of any kind in the near future. But, for those who know the power of being passionate, I will leave the door slightly ajar.

The obvious question is why? The time has simply come for me. I have lived the dream of so many who are passionate about motorsport and it’s time to reflect and enjoy racing, once again, from outside the race car.

I would like to thank IMSA for their graciousness and providing a world-class stage upon which to perform. Thank you Jim France, Ed Bennett, Scott Atherton and the entire IMSA organization for your amazing, unwavering dedication to our sport.

Thank you, Colin Braun. You are an amazing talent and it has been an honor to share a race car with you. Thank you for your patience with me, thank you for your mentoring, thank you for your loyalty, and most of all, thank you for your friendship and I look forward to the great times that lie ahead.

Thank you, Morgan Brady. Thank for your instinctive leadership at CORE autosport, your unbreakable spirit and your guidance through a complex world.

Thank you to my teammates at CORE, past and present, for the endless hours meticulously preparing our race cars and the time spent away from home in support of our mission. Thank you is just not enough.

To all the fans of racing and CORE autosport, thank you. It has been a wild ride and your passion makes it special for all who participate in our sport.

I look forward to completing the 2019 season and returning next year as CORE autosport’s team owner in pursuit of another IMSA GTLM Championship for our incredible partner, Porsche Motorsport.

Sincerely,
Jon Bennett

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