Brass Monkey Racing Returns to World Challenge for Round 2

After missing Round Three of the 2011 Pirelli World Challenge GT Championship, Brass Monkey Racing returns to the series for Round Four at Miller Motorsports Park, April 29-30.

Tony Rivera will pilot the team’s lone entry, the #97 Nissan/Brass Monkey Racing Nissan GT-R.

“We have made some progress with the car since the season opener in St. Petersburg, and believe that it should be considerably more competitive than it was there,” Team Manager and driver Rivera said.

While Rivera has not run in World Challenge at the Toelle, Utah track, he has had success there in other series, recording a pole and a win in the 2008 IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup series and a fourth-place finish in the 2007 Continental Tire ST Series (then called Koni Challenge).

“Miller has a lot of corners and our Nissan is handling better than ever before, but the altitude and long straight will play into the GT-R’s strength,” Rivera said. “Plus, with the weather forecast calling for precipitation and possibly snow, the GT-R’s awesome all-wheel-drive system may get its first chance to show off.”

Round 4 of the Pirelli World Challenge begins with practice on Friday at 8:55 a.m. and 12:40 p.m. on Friday, with qualifying scheduled for 3:35 p.m. MDT. Saturday’s race will make its standing start at 2:35 p.m. MDT. Live timing and notes are available at

Owned by A.J. Brass and located at MSR-Houston in Angleton, Texas, Brass Monkey Racing would like to thank its sponsors for their support, including Nissan North America, Eurotech Industries Inc., Penske Shocks, AMS Performance and Seibon Carbon. For more information, please visit