Onward and Upward: Wyatt Schwab Set To Make His Debut in The Scouts of America Race
MILLERSVILLE, PA. (Jan. 3, 2018) - Following a successful December test at Daytona International Speedway, Wyatt Schwab is putting his skills to the test for his debut race in the IMSA Prototype Challenge powered by Mazda.
Although Schwab is a rookie to both the series and car, he's approaching his first race like a seasoned pro.
"My plan going into this race is fairly simple," Schwab said, "Do not overdrive, make no major mistakes, race clean and do my best to be there at the end. That is my motto for the upcoming season."
Schwab's motto will be a crucial point for finding success as IMSA rolls out a new race format consisting of a single, one hour and 45-minute race, rather than two 45-minute sprint races.
With so many new factors coming into play, even a racing veteran is prone to be overwhelmed. Schwab however, finds the challenge to be half the fun and is welcoming the changes with open arms
"I feel confident in both my team and my car," Schwab said. "It is sure to be an excellent learning experience that I'm really looking forward to."
While Schwab knows that confidence is key on and off the track, he is not afraid to admit that he has his fair share of trials to overcome this weekend.
"My biggest challenge for this weekend definitely will be taking everything in and processing it," Schwab said. "I'm racing at a much higher level than I'm used to, but with seat time comes speed, so being there and giving it my all is what matters most."
The combination of a new race format, a new track for the series, and new drivers are sure to make this the most interesting IMSA Prototype Challenge race to date, and Schwab can't wait.
"I’m normally not one to get nervous on the race track," Schwab said. "This is what I love and want to do."
Race One of the IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda series takes place Saturday, Jan. 7 at 1:25 p.m. EST. The field qualifies at 9 a.m. the same day with practice taking place Friday, Jan. 6 at 9 a.m. and again at 1:15 p.m. Fans can use scoring.imsa.com or @IMSALive on Twitter to follow race progress. The race broadcast will air on Fox Sports 2 in February.
Keep up-to-date on Wyatt Schwab as he embarks on his rookie season in the IMSA Prototype Challenge series powered by Mazda. Visit Schwab at WyattSchwab.com or connect on social media. Add Schwab on Facebook for stories and photos. Follow Wyatt on Twitter at @SchwabWyatt for news updates or Instagram at @schwab.racing.wyatt for behind the scenes photos.
Stay updated on Wyatt Schwab as he continues his battle in the IMSA Prototype Challenge series powered by Mazda. Visit Schwab at WyattSchwab.com or connect on social media. Add Schwab on Facebook for stories and photos. Follow Wyatt on Twitter for news updates or Instagram for behind the scenes photos.