Conquest Racing will be racing on home soil for the final round of the Pirelli GT4 America Championship season, as the team heads to Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the last two remaining races. They will once again be equipped with a double entry, as Michai Stephens and Jesse Webb pursue their ongoing championship title efforts in the #34 JMF Motorsports | Farrow Mercedes-AMG GT4 in the Silver class, while Custódio Toledo and Cédric Sbirrazzuoli will challenging for podiums in the PRO-AM Class with the #35 Zuri Mercedes-AMG GT4.
The Brickyard is very familiar terrain for Conquest Racing, as they have previously scored two wins around the road course in 2021 and two podium finishes in 2022. Reaching the top spot remains the main objective for this year’s rendition as well, as the team seeks to ride the momentum from their win in the previous round.
Stephens and Webb brought home their fourth win of the season last time out at Sebring in Race 2, and currently sit in second position in the Silver class championship standings, just 27 points away from the top of the leaderboard. As they approach the final two races of the year, they will be seeking to capitalize on every opportunity in order to raise a challenge for the title.
“The team and I are excited to go motor racing this weekend yet it feels very surreal that we are already entering the final round of the season,” said Michai Stephens. “It’s been a memorable year filled and an absolute pleasure to work with some of the best in the business. We are very thankful to Mr. John Farrow and his supporting staff, in addition to Eric Bachelart and his Conquest Racing organization, for an opportunity to do what we love! Like every weekend, we are going to push from start to finish in order to secure the best result possible on one of the greatest stages in the world – Indianapolis Motor Speedway!”
“I’m super excited to kick off the final weekend of the GT4 America Championship,” exclaimed Jesse Webb. “What a season it has been, and for this last round we’re ready to throw down at the Brickyard! We’re still in the fight for the championship title, and even though we’ll have a lot of work to do, we’ll give it our best shot. Hopefully the stars align for us this weekend and we’ll be able to capitalize on opportunities. Let’s kiss the bricks!”
Custódio Toledo and Cédric Sbirrazzuoli are also podium hopefuls at the team’s home track, as the duo scored three Top 10 finishes in the PRO-AM Class in the previous round, and were well within reach of a third-place finish had it not been for some misfortune at the hands of a competitor on the final lap. Nevertheless, they proved themselves as fierce competitors and will seek to resolve unfinished business in the final round.
“We’ll be aiming to finish the season on a high note,” said Custódio Toledo. “We’ve shown that we have what it takes to be able to race at the front of the pack and that’s exactly what we’re setting out to do. Indianapolis Motor Speedway is such a special place and we would love nothing more than to be able to walk away with a podium at the team’s home track in the final event of the year.”
“Unfortunately it’s already the last race of the championship but I’m really looking forward to it,” echoed Cédric Sbirrazzuoli. “This race is especially important to us as a team as it is Conquest Racing’s home base, and I’d love to secure a great result here for them. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at Conquest Racing and my teammate Custódio for all their hard work.”
The final round of the season will start with the first practice session on Thursday, October 5th at 11:40 AM ET, with Practice 2 taking place later that same day in the afternoon at 5:45 PM ET. The qualifying sessions will follow on Friday, October 6th at 10:35 AM ET, followed by Race 1 later in the day at 5:25 PM ET. They will return for Race 2 on Sunday, October 8th, at 10:35 AM ET. The races will be broadcast live on GT World’s YouTube channel.