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Winning podiums in several other motorsports programs to date in 2024, Nitro Motorsports is set to commence another series this coming weekend. Traveling across the country to the picturesque Sonoma Raceway in Napa, California, Nitro Motorsports brings a pair of drivers to the 2024 Toyota GR Cup North America season opener.

“It has been a good year so far, but we want to carry that momentum into another series,” explained Nitro Motorsports’ Nick Tucker. “We have two drivers with us this weekend, and our program could expand to more in the future, but for now we are focused on Jade and Tyler and putting all our efforts into their success.”

Making the move from the world of sprint cars and midgets to sportscar racing, Jade Avedisian is set for her Toyota GR Cup North America debut with Nitro Motorsports this coming weekend. At only 17 years of age and already a multi-time Midget Champion, Jade is up for a new challenge as she trades the high bank dirt ovals for road courses this season as she aims to expand her racing resume.

Racing alongside Jade will be a perennial front front-runner, Tyler Wettengel. Making the move from karts to cars last year, Wettengel will look to fight for race wins and podium results when the season kicks off at the Sonoma Raceway. Running with Nitro for a full campaign in 2023, Wettengel finished 2023 with strong momentum and is aiming high as he looks forward to competing for race wins and podium results in 2024.

Team Owner Nick Tucker added, “We are excited to have Tyler back with us as he improved so much throughout last year and consistency will yield him results in 2024. Jade is a racer, and she has a proven track record. If her success in the past is any insight into what the future holds for her, she will be fine in the GR Cup program and will likely turn a lot of heads with her speed and natural abilities.”

The seven-weekend, 14-race Toyota GR Cup North America Series will take the first green flag of 2024 this weekend before concluding at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in October.

2024 Toyota GR Cup North America Schedule:
April 5-7 – Sonoma Raceway
May 3-5 – Sebring International Raceway
May 17-19 – Circuit of the Americas
July 19-21 – VIRginia International Raceway
August 16-18 – Road America
September 6-8 – Barber Motorsports Park
October 4-6 – Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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