Blackdog Racing

Blackdog Racing IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge

Michael Cooper

McLaren Factory driver

Tony Gaples

Blackdog owner

GTS/GT4 Driver Championships

[2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2020]

GTS/GT4 Team Championships

[2013, 2017, 2018, 2020]

GTS/GT4 Manufacturer Championships

[Chevrolet 2013, 2017] [McLaren 2019, 2020]

41

GTS/GT4 Victories

[ Most in class history ]

McLaren

McLaren 570S GT4

Blackdog Speed Shop racing was founded in 2002 when we began road racing Corvettes simultaneously in SCCA T1 and World Challenge.  In 2013, we initiated a six-year run campaigning a series of fifth & then sixth generation Chevrolet Camaros in partnership with General Motors.  In 2019 Blackdog transitioned to McLaren’s running 570S GT4’s.  In 2021, Blackdog Speed Shop Racing transitioned from the Pirelli GT4 America Sprint (World Challenge – GTS) series to the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge series.

Blackdog brings two decades of championship level experience to the IMSA series, having previously earned five Driver’s Championships, four Team Championships and four Manufacturer’s Championships in the Pirelli GT4 America Sprint (World Challenge – GTS) series.  Blackdog earned a series high 41 wins and won manufacturer’s cups for both Chevrolet and McLaren.

Currently the cars are co-driven by team owner and driver Tony Gaples with more than 230 active GT4 race starts and Michael Cooper, four-time World Challenge Champion and recent McLaren factory driver.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the 2022 racing season.  Please contact Ray Sorenson (847) 634-7534 if you are interested joining the exciting Blackdog Racing Experience as one of our official corporate sponsors.

McLaren

McLaren 570S GT4

Blackdog Speed Shop racing was founded in 2002 when we began road racing Corvettes simultaneously in SCCA T1 and World Challenge.  In 2013, we initiated a six-year run campaigning a series of fifth & then sixth generation Chevrolet Camaros in partnership with General Motors.  In 2019 Blackdog transitioned to McLaren’s running 570S GT4’s.  In 2021, Blackdog Speed Shop Racing transitioned from the Pirelli GT4 America Sprint (World Challenge – GTS) series to the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge series.” 

“Blackdog brings two decades of championship level experience to the IMSA series, having previously earned five Driver’s Championships, four Team Championships and four Manufacturer’s Championships in the Pirelli GT4 America Sprint (World Challenge – GTS) series.  Blackdog earned a series high 41 wins and won manufacturer’s cups for both Chevrolet and McLaren.”

“Currently the cars are co-driven by team owner and driver Tony Gaples with more than 230 active GT4 race starts and Michael Cooper, four-time World Challenge Champion and recent McLaren factory driver.” 

“Sponsorship opportunities are available for the 2022 racing season.  Please contact Ray Sorenson (847) 634-7534 if you are interested joining the exciting Blackdog Racing Experience as one of our official corporate sponsors.

WINS

5 Series Championships

Five series championships with the most GTS victories in class history.

2013-2019

Camaro Team

Blackdog Speed Shop Racing was founded in 2002 where we began road racing Corvettes simultaneously in SCCA T1 and World Challenge. In 2013, we initiated a six-year run campaigning a series of fifth generation Chevrolet Camaros in partnership with General Motors. In 2019, Blackdog transitioned into two McLaren 570S GT4’s.

2013-2019

Camaro Team

Blackdog Speed Shop Racing was founded in 2002 where we began road racing Corvettes simultaneously in SCCA T1 and World Challenge. In 2013, we initiated a six-year run campaigning a series of fifth generation Chevrolet Camaros in partnership with General Motors. In 2019, Blackdog transitioned into two McLaren 570S GT4’s.

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