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Drivers

Winward Racing has the opportunity to work with a diverse group of drivers from around the globe, each with a different racing background. Get to know them below:

Russell

After starting in Chump Car in the 24 Hours of Lemons and taking part in multiple club/track days, Russell and his father Bryce took the next step into the racing world. After a test session in a Porsche, they decided that racing is what they wanted to do full-time. In 2017, Russell competed in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge. The following year, he moved up into a Mercedes-AMG GT4 car full-time, competing in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge. In 2017, Russell brought home a third-place finish in his rookie start at Daytona. In 2018, he had a best finish of third at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.

Russell Ward

Driver of the No. 33 Mercedes-AMG GT4
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Born in the Netherlands, Indy Dontje has taken the European motorsports world by storm throughout the years. In 2018, he brought his talents over stateside with Winward Racing in the Michelin Pilot Challenge series to co-pilot the No. 33 Mercedes-AMG alongside Russell Ward. In 2018, he racked up two podiums out of the six races he competed in. The podium finishes come from Road Atlanta and Lime Rock.

Indy Dontje

Driver of the No. 33 Mercedes-AMG GT4
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After starting in Chump Car in the 24 Hours of Lemons and taking part in multiple club/track days, Bryce and his son Russell took the next step into the racing world. After a test session in a Porsche, they decided that racing is what they wanted to do full-time. In 2017, Bryce competed in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge. The following year, he moved up into a Mercedes-AMG GT4 car full-time, competing in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge where he still competes today. In his 2018 rookie season, he brought home two podiums from Lime Rock and Road Atlanta.

Bryce Ward

Driver of the No. 57 Mercedes-AMG GT4
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Born and raised in Germany, Christian raced his way throughout the European motorsports ranks. An FIA GT3 European Champion in 2010 and a third-place finisher in the FIA GT1 World Championship in 2011 are two of Christian's biggest racing accomplishments. He also finished 2nd in the Nürburgring 24-hour race in 2016. In 2018, he kicked off his rookie season in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge as he competed in two races at Weathertech Raceway and Road America. Now, Christian competes full time for Winward Racing as a co-pilot in the No. 57 Mercedes-AMG GT3.

Christian Hohenadel

Driver of the No. 57 Mercedes-AMG GT4