PROgression: Luke Johnson Signs with Isringhausen Motorsports for 2013 Season

18-year-old Lukas Johnson set to help defend ITC Team Championship for team

Isringhausen Motorsports announces the signing of 18 year old Lukas Johnson from Minneapolis to drive for the team in 2013 as they look to defend their 2012 Intercontinental Trophy Cup (ITC) Series Championship presented by Avitus Group. Piloting one of the Isringhausen Porsche Cayman’s for the upcoming season is a natural progression for Johnson who, although a newcomer to sports car racing, has consistently placed atop the national rankings in pro shifter karts over the past 3 seasons.

“I am thrilled to be part of the Isringhausen team for the upcoming season, it’s a dream come true for me” stated Johnson. “Geoff and his team have demonstrated they have what it takes to win championships and I’m hoping to contribute to their success in 2013. During our test day at Road Atlanta, I felt immediately comfortable in the car and really impressed by the handling of the Cayman. It’s also pretty clear looking around the paddock, that there are a lot of talented teams and drivers in the series so it should be an exciting year for us.”

“Lukas has had success at highest tiers of karting on the national scene and demonstrated he has the ability to compete at the next level.” added Geoff Isringhausen Owner/Driver for the team. “After our test in Atlanta it was clear he is ready to contribute immediately when the season kicks off in March. We’re extremely happy to have Lukas driving for Isringhausen Motorsports and look forward to watching his continued development.”

While the competition in the ITC will be stiff, Johnson is hopeful the experience he has gained over the past 5 years competing in the Superkarts USA (SKUSA) program will serve him well as he takes the next step. “SKUSA is a fantastic program with some of the most incredible competition anywhere. Racing against the best shifter kart drivers in the country every weekend challenged me to become a better driver. While the ITC is a whole new arena for me, I know the SKUSA program has prepared me for the opportunity.”

The 2013 ITC season kicks off March 8-10 at Road Atlanta and then continues with stops in Sebring, NJMP, NOLA, VIR, Mid-Ohio, Autobahn and the season finale in support of the American Le Mans Series race at VIR in October. A full schedule can be found at

About Isringhausen Motorsports:
Isringhausen Motorsports was among the first entrants in the inaugural Intercontinental Trophy Cup Racing Series in 2011, fielding cars in both the P1 and P2 classes. The season ended with P2 driving championships behind driver and team owner Geoff Isringhausen. In 2012, the team captured both the P1 Class and overall ITC team championships. Looking to build upon that success the team will field 3 cars for the 2013 ITC season. Isringhausen Motorsports is a subsidiary of Isringhausen Imports, a Porsche, BMW and Mercedes-Benz dealership located in central Illinois.

About the Intercontinental Trophy Cup Series:
The 2013 Intercontinental Trophy Cup Series Championship (ITC) presented by Avitus Group is a defined path for new and upcoming talent coming from a variety of disciplines, including karting and club racing. The series, which races exclusively with Porsche Caymans, began in April, 2011 and is the first nationally touring semi-professional series sanctioned by the National Auto Sport Association (NASA). The ITC provides a structure to assist the enhancement of drivers and teams, not only on the track, but also off, fostering business partnerships and developing marketing strategies. Follow ITC’s twitter feed, @ITCSeries, Like us on Facebook, and keep up to date with all of the season’s progress at

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