Brady Behrman’s drive for Mid-Ohio. (hardpoint photo)
ALTON, Va. – Brady Behrman is the newest driver in Hardpoint’s growing driver roster set to compete in the International GT Championship (IGT) this weekend, June 24-26, at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
Behrman comes to Hardpoint with a wealth of club racing experience over the past three seasons. Behrman, a 44-year-old businessman who co-founded TradeCentric in 2012, will race the #428 TradeCentric/Hardpoint Porsche 911 GT3 Cup at Mid-Ohio, Watkins Glen, Virginia International Raceway, Circuit of the Americas and Daytona International Speedway to conclude the Season.
Behrman previously finished on the podium in the Championship’s Mission Foods GT3 Cup Trophy class at a sprint race at Road Atlanta in early 2022.
“I’ve been following Hardpoint’s IMSA growth for a number of years, being on the ground at VIR and cheering on the home team,” said Behrman. “I did the Road Atlanta round with TLM who gave me great support but I wanted to bring the car closer to home with a respected team that I can continue to grow and progress with. Being at Hardpoint means I have easy access and the opportunity to test, practice and grow. We did a test at VIR a couple of weeks ago and we harmonized really well so I’m looking forward to starting this race weekend!”
The move to IGT complements Hardpoint’s IMSA effort, who will be racing at Watkins Glen International the same weekend. In addition to Behrman’s 991.1 generation Porsche, Hardpoint competes in the IMSA WeatherTech Championship with a Porsche 911 GT3 R and in the Michelin Pilot Challenge GS class with a Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport. Hardpoint also won the 2021 AM Class Championship in the inaugural season of the Porsche Carrera Cup North America.
“All of us at Hardpoint are excited to have Brady join our team,” said Hardpoint owner Rob Ferriol. “This is just the latest step in our growth, with the IGT program serving as another rung on the ladder of opportunities we can offer to emerging or established drivers looking for an opportunity to shine or grow.”
Behrman’s efforts with Hardpoint begin with the traditional IGT schedule, mostly run in conjunction with the SportsCar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) and the Trans Am Championship. Each weekend includes two sprint races and a 60-minute enduro race. Comprised of three distinct championships for new model Porsche and Ferrari competitors, IGT is primarily home to sporty drivers, with the occasional professional driver or trainer taking part in endurance racing.
“It’s a new era for me and the company, and I’m excited to represent TradeCentric under its newly launched, rebranded name,” said Behrman. “I hope to keep the momentum of success I had at Road Atlanta through the remaining five races of the year and continue to grow by finding the perfect balance and limits of the car and my ability. I don’t have any physical seat time in Mid-Ohio, just a little bit of iRacing and lots of studying. Just like in Road Atlanta, I’m hoping for a second time this beginner’s luck with this preparation and the help of my coach Coby Shield. I think I will do very well in Mid-Ohio, it looks like an absolutely amazing and cheap layout.”
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