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posted: 8/6/2014 1:36 PM

Inverness teen joins Freedom Autosport for IMSA debut

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  • Britt Casey Jr. recently tested with Freedom Autosport at Road Atlanta for his upcoming debut with the MX-5 Cup car.

      Britt Casey Jr. recently tested with Freedom Autosport at Road Atlanta for his upcoming debut with the MX-5 Cup car.
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Submitted by Monika Casey

When the IMSA (The International Motor Sports Association) Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge field gets the green flag at Road America Saturday, Aug. 9, it will be the debut professional race for 16-year-old Britt Casey, Jr. Casey will be co-driving the No. 27 Freedom Autosport Mazda MX-5 with Mark White.

Most recently, Casey finished second in the Spec Miata Cup Championship with an impressive 11 podiums, seven wins and two poles. His competitors voted him "Most Improved Driver" for two consecutive seasons.

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With such an auspicious start in a Mazda, choosing to join forces with Freedom Autosport was natural. The Inverness resident tested with the team at both Road Atlanta and Virginia International Raceway, clicking right away with the crew and drivers.

"I am very excited to be part of the Freedom Autosport team and to be driving with such a well-established driver as Mark White," said Casey. "I have tested with Mark and I really appreciate his coaching and driving style.

"This is really a dream come true to be racing at this level in my fourth year of competitive driving. I started testing with Freedom Autosport early this year, and things have been going extremely well. I'm excited to be part of such a successful team along with my sponsors: ClothingShop On Line, Dent Recon, Emco Gears and Keeley Construction."

Casey's Road America experience included a test in May as well as Spec Miata races at the SCCA June Sprints. After competing against more than 50 Miatas at the Sprints, Casey is more than ready to take on the ST class of the Continental Tire Series.

Fans can see Casey's IMSA debut with Freedom Autosport on Saturday, Aug. 9, at 12:15 p.m. ET. The race will also be broadcast on Fox Sports 1 Aug. 17.

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