John Weisberg’s Berg Racing achieved a milestone at Indianapolis, winning the Street Tuner (ST) class to give the team its first victory in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge.
Cody Ellsworth started the No. 50 Berg Racing REDCOM Labs/Vintage Seats/Monticello Motor Club Porsche Cayman, with Weisberg stepping aside for the closing stint in favor of Corey Lewis, who took the lead on the final lap and beat Wayne Nonnamaker by 2.641 seconds.
“I can’t believe it happened! It was absolutely tremendous," said team owner John Weisberg. " It’s something we’ve been working towards for four years participating in this series. To have it happen at Indy was icing on the cake. It’s huge to be able to say we’ve won a race at Indianapolis. It’s really quite an accomplishment to win in this series. It is well known as being the most competitive series in North America. I think some of the drivers in this series are every bit as talented as the guys on the other side of the paddock. I’d like to thank crew chief Dan Thiel and the entire Berg Racing crew, and also thank our sponsors who have stuck with us through the rough spots so that we could share this win with them – REDCOM, ColorTrack, Monticello Motor Club, Vintage Seats, Red Line Oil, Mann’s Jewelers."
Berg Racing made its Continental Tire Challenge debut in 2011 at New Jersey Motorsports Park. Weisberg ran 15 races with the team prior to this season, with his best finish eighth at Lime Rock Park in 2012. Prior to joining the series, Weisberg won back-to-back L2 titles in the IMSA Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Championship powered by Mazda. After having the team housed in an old lumber yard that was built in 1953, Berg Racing is currently moving into a brand-new 13,000 square foot shop, three miles from the former location in Webster, N.Y., in the Rochester suburbs.