INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., (October 9, 2022) – The 2022 season for the Fanatc GT World Challenge America powered by AWS came to a close this weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The three-wide battle for the championship title in the Pro/Am class concluded with Wright Motorsports finishing the endeavor in second place, narrowly missing the top honors by one position.
“The competition in this year’s battle was as strong as ever, and it was an honor to be amongst such a tight field,” said Team Owner John Wright. “This crew and these drivers performed flawlessly again and again, and it really shows. For Charlie Luck to be fighting in the championship in the final race, in his rookie season in the Pro/Am class is really something to be proud of.”
The Porsche customer racing team entered the season finale with the points lead, fully prepared for a tight battle in Saturday’s Indianapolis 8 Hour. The No. 45 Porsche, piloted by Charlie Luck, Jan Heylen, and Elia Erhart showed strong pace all weekend long, but a rare mechanical issue sent the team back to the garage for lengthy repairs just two hours into the race. Though the crew brought the No. 45 back out and into the race in impressive time, valuable ground was lost.
While the team reentered and ran several laps down, the No. 45 Porsche remained ahead of the No. 04 Crowdstrike with Riley Motorsports program as needed, and within just one position of the eventual winner, Racers Edge Motorsports. The team’s perseverance paid off, as other cars would suffer from mechanical issues and retire or also run several laps down from the competition. Of the cars racing for points in the GT World Challenge America championship, the Wright Motorsports entry finished in sixth place in the Pro/Am class.
Father and son-in-law Charlie Luck and Jan Heylen concluded their 2022 race season with seven podiums, four wins, and 10 top-five finishes. The pair started the season off with back-to-back wins and remained championship contenders all the way to the season finale in Indianapolis.
The team will make announcements for future racing plans in the coming months.