AO Racing’s Roxy to Make IMSA WeatherTech Debut at VIR as Rexy Heads to Fuji
ST. CHARLES, Ill. (August 14, 2023) – Life found a way! Embarking on a journey that spans continents and imagination, AO Racing is set to captivate race enthusiasts worldwide once again. Much to the delight of race fans everywhere, there will be a new dinosaur racing this month at VIRginia International Raceway, as AO Racing debuts Roxy, the prehistoric pink 911 GT3 Rawr.
With the FIA World Endurance Championship’s sixth and penultimate round of the 2023 championship looming on the horizon, Rexy, the green Project 1 – AO No. 56 Porsche 911 RSR begins its transcontinental journey to Tokyo, Japan for the Six Hours of Fuji on September 10. Due to the long voyage and Rexy’s inability to be in two places at once, the brilliant minds at AO Racing have harnessed the power of dino DNA to create Roxy, the new addition to the team’s roaring roster.
As Rexy embarks on his far-reaching journey, Roxy will step in to continue the legacy of the dinosaur-themed racing team in the United States. This feat, bridging the gap between imagination and reality, is yet another display of ingenuity in the field of Jurassic sports car racing.
Rexy, the green Porsche livery came to fruition following a brainstorm between team principals PJ Hyett and Gunnar Jeannette, paying homage to Hyett’s son’s love of dinosaurs. The livery debuted in March at the Twelve Hours of Sebring and gained international fame when competing at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June. Attentive fans may notice that Hyett’s helmet showcases the interests of both of his children, with a dinosaur and a Jurassic scene on one side for his son, and a Unicorn and a pink fantasy scape on the other for his daughter. Roxy, the prehistoric pink tyrannosaurus rex will keep the dearly loved dinosaur theme continuing, launching its own line of merchandise just in time for its August 25 to 27th race weekend at the Michelin GT Challenge at VIRginia International Raceway.
As Roxy, the pink tyrannosaurus rex, readies to leave its mark on VIRginia International Raceway, a new chapter unfolds. Embracing the legacy of the dearly cherished dinosaur theme, Roxy will captivate fans and enthusiasts alike. The roar of the engine will be complemented by the echoes of adoration from fans, as Roxy takes center stage during its race weekend from August 25 to 27 at the revered Michelin GT Challenge at VIRginia International Raceway. At the release of this announcement, new Roxy merchandise is now available, exclusively on aoracing.com.
In the world of AO Racing, boundaries are pushed, and innovation knows no limits. From Rexy’s transcontinental journey to Roxy’s mesmerizing debut, the team continues to pave the way for a future where imagination fuels reality, and dreams power the wheels of progress.
“Rexy has been a great addition to the AO Racing family and since Rexy is busy on a business trip, we’re looking forward to the introduction of his sister, Roxy, who is sporting the prehistoric pink color for the next round at VIRginia International Raceway,” said Team Principal and Driver Gunnar Jeannette. “We hope that the fans can show her as much love and admiration as they have her brother and give her a warm welcome to the IMSA paddock.”