McLaren 650S to Go Racing in North America

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The McLaren 650S GT3 will have a presence in North America next season.

After campaigning the McLaren 12C GT3 this past season, K-PAX Racing and Flying Lizard Motorsports will be teaming up to compete with a pair of McLaren 650S GT3 race cars for the 2015 Pirelli World Challenge season. As the only team campaigning McLaren race cars in North America, K-PAX will draw upon Flying Lizard’s “diverse, international racing and logistics expertise throughout the upcoming season,” it said in a statement. K-PAX is a three-time World Challenge champion and closed off the 2014 season with driver Robert Thorne taking the checkered flag at Utah’s Miller Motorsports Park.

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“Teaming up with Flying Lizard was a natural fit for us,” said Jim Haughey, owner of K-PAX. “Combined, K-PAX and Flying Lizard have six series championships and dozens of wins. Our race-proven McLarens and Flying Lizard’s world-class race-team management will catapult us into contention for another championship.”

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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