APR Motorsport signs Gleason family to challenge for ST Championship

Jan. 21, 2011

Chris Gleason, Chris Gleason Jr. and
Kevin Gleason will share driving duties in the No. 181 VW GTi MK6 in the ST
class of the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge. The 2011 season
opener at the GRAND-AM 200 in Daytona will see Chris Gleason Jr. and
Kevin Gleason as the drivers of the first round with Chris Sr. providing

APR Motorsport first noticed Kevin Gleason in 2010 when he was
competing in the Volkswagen TDI Cup where he scored 1 pole, 2 podiums
and a 6th place finish in the season standings. After such success with
VW's in the TDI Cup, APR Motorsport invited Kevin to come test with the
team, where he impressed all with his maturity and pace. "Kevin was an
absolute revelation for us. We knew he was going to be quick, but his
attitude and work ethic made him a perfect fit for our team and we
expect him to be able to battle at the front like a veteran", commented
APR Motorsport Director Jeff Mishtawy.
Partnering Kevin for the first round at Daytona will be his
younger brother Chris Gleason Jr. Chris has been a long time karter and
club racer, winning multiple poles and wins in Spec Miata and in 125cc
shifter karts. Jeff Mishtawy shared his thoughts about the youngest
Gleason on the team, "We've been very fortunate to have some of the best
young talent in the country work with us and Chris continues this
tradition. With Chris' prior results we expect him to rise to the
challenge of the CTSCC straight away."
Joining his two sons will be long time professional racer Chris
Gleason Sr.  With podiums and race wins in series as varied as Trans Am,
Formula Atlantic, GRAND-AM and ALMS, Chris brings his incredible racing
pedigree to the APR Motorsport team in support of the next Gleason
generation of racers. "When a driver like Chris Gleason knocks on your
door you sit up and pay attention" said Jeff Mishtawy. "With his wealth
of experience at all levels of the sport, Chris Gleason is truly an
asset for APR Motorsport and I'm looking forward to working with him and
his sons."