For the 2024 season, Vasser Sullivan switches Parker Thompson and Aaron Telitz.

For the 2024 season, Vasser Sullivan switches Parker Thompson and Aaron Telitz.
For the 2024 season, Vasser Sullivan switches Parker Thompson and Aaron Telitz.

For its GTD entry in the IMSA SportsCar Championship for the 2024 season, Vasser Sullivan is switching up the drivers in its lineup.

Parker Thompson and Frankie Montecalvo have been announced as the team’s full-time lineup for 2023. Thompson joins the team to drive the #12 Lexus RC F GT3 for the endurance races.

For the endurance races, Aaron Telitz, who has been a full-time driver for the team since 2020, replaces Thompson as the third driver.

Parker, Frankie, and Aaron will co-drive the #12 Vasser Sullivan Lexus in our pursuit of the 2024 IMSA GTD class championship. We are fighting for titles,” team principals Jimmy Vasser and James Sullivan said in a joint statement.

“We have these drivers here who are all winners, and consistency is the cornerstone of our GTD championship bid.”

Thompson, a 25-year-old Canadian that also captured the 2022 title in the Porsche Deluxe Carerra Cup North America, shared his excitement in becoming a full-time driver for the team.

“After a decade of grinding my way up the ladder, it is a dream come true to earn a full-time position in this world-renowned sports car championship with such an esteemed team,” Thompson said.

“The opportunity to continue to represent Vasser Sullivan and Lexus is something I don’t take lightly. I’m hungrier than ever to build off the success we had last year, especially when I get to drive with a stud like Frankie Montecalvo all season long.

It’s also fantastic to have proven winner Aaron Telitz join us for the endurance rounds and keep the continuity that led to the team’s successful finish in 2023.”

After a campaign that included a victory at Watkins Glen, Montecalvo and Telitz placed third in the GTD standings. Telitz has won five IMSA SportsCar Championship races in his career.

He won the first four of those races in 2020 and 2021 while driving Vasser Sullivan’s #14 Lexus alongside Jack Hawksworth.

Big thanks to Jimmy, Sulli, and Lexus for giving me the chance to stay involved with the team and brand that first introduced me to sports car racing,” the 31-year-old Telitz stated.

“With Parker and Frankie, I’m prepared to assault the five endurance races with everything I have. Given that endurance races account for half of the season, strength in these events is more crucial than ever

. I am eager to get started because I know the #12 Lexus will be a formidable force in the GTD ranks in 2024.

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