United Autosports are moving their Stateside operations to a new 18,000 square foot workshop in Charlotte, North Carolina – a decisive step in a time of exciting US expansion.
The new workshop, located on the aptly-named Thunder Road, in the motorsport hub of Mooresville, will provide a headquarters for our roaring IMSA ambitions – starting with preparations for the hotly-anticipated 2024 championship season.
“This is a really important step for United Autosports,” says Zak Brown, Chairman and co-founder. “With this Mooresville workshop, we are building the foundations of a strong IMSA operation, making our ambitions clear for 2024 and beyond. I look forward to seeing the United team in action in our new Stateside home.
The new US headquarters are located 700 miles north of our previous base in Florida, taking United to the heart of Charlotte’s motorsport hub, with neighbours including Penske and Hendrick. The space - currently home to IMSA LMP3 race team Jr III Racing - is complete with state-of-the-art equipment and three 53ft race transporters, so we can launch into action almost immediately.
“Having a permanent motorsport facility in the USA is an important step towards achieving our IMSA ambitions,” says Richard Dean, United Autosports CEO and co-founder. “Charlotte is also the perfect location for our team and for our activities in North America.”
The United Autosports IMSA squad will operate on a transatlantic schedule between the UK and US, using the facilities, equipment and expertise across both bases to fuel the 2024 charge. To bolster this international effort, there will also be a core group of full-time United Autosports staff in the USA, headed up by a familiar face in the IMSA paddock - Billy Glavin.
“We are particularly excited about the appointment of Billy Glavin to ‘General Manager United Autosports USA’ and the subsequent collaboration with his Jr III team” says Dean.
Glavin, owner of Jr III Racing and now General Manager United Autosports USA, will oversee all the operations at the workshop and the US team of mechanics, logistics and administration personnel.
“When I first started Jr III Racing in 2017, United Autosports was a company I aspired to emulate with their success in professional racing as well as their commitment to vintage race cars,” says Glavin “so to be joining with them and expanding their presence in America is a tremendous honor.”
“My team and I are looking forward to stepping up from LMP3 machines into LMP2 machines," Glavin continues. “I anticipate the LMP2 field to be very competitive next year so to enter into the season with such a strong team as United Autosports will be a really exciting experience.”
To date, United Autosports has named two drivers for the 2024 IMSA campaign – Ben Keating and Alex Quinn – with more exciting signings to come. Stay up to date on social @unitedautosports.