CVU grad to race in professional series this season

Dillon Machavern

Dillon Machavern

Mitchum Motorsports will continue a focused IMSA Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge campaign for 2014 in the very competitive Street Turner (ST) Class. The 2013 season was utilized to build a dedicated ST team and further develop the highly-capable BMW 128i platform. This 2014 campaign, with the addition of Dillon Machavern and Dylan Murcott, will be the strongest class effort for Mitchum Motorsports to date.

Both drivers look to set their mark on the series in their rookie season. Dillon Machavern, son of Rolex champion David Machavern, already has a successful, young racing career. Winner of numerous SCCA championships, including: the 2012 and 2013 ECR Endurance Championship, the Tarheel Cup Pro Series, the 2013 US Majors Eastern Conference GT-1 title, as well as the 2012 Spec Miata and 2013 ITE and Overall winner in the SCCA 13 hour at VIR event.

Dylan Murcott is also a championship-winning racer. After winning the New England ATV 200/300 class motocross championship, he has an impressive record in SCCA Spec Miata, racking up 12 wins and over 30 podium finishes in 57 races.

“I’m really excited to be making my full-time pro racing debut with Mitchum Motorsports and co-driving with Dylan Murcott,” said Machavern. “Having had a strong run to a Top-10 finish at Road America with Mitchum in their Street Tuner BMW, followed by an overall win at the 13-hour Virginia International Raceway in the Aston Martin, I’m confident in the capabilities of the team. I enjoyed the test with Dylan at VIR, and we’re looking forward to a strong season to not just fight for top Rookie honors, but the Championship,” he added.

The remainder of the driver line-up and sponsors will be formally announced at the Roar before the 24 Daytona Test Days.

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