Chris Shepherd will replace Matthew Marquard and drive the #37 car from Silverstone on.
It is fair to say that STAX Racing’s 2019 Superleague Lights campaign didn’t go according to plan so far. Eight races into the season, the Canadian team finds itself in 15th and last position in the Constructors’ Championship table.
When it became apparent that Chris Shepherd was available to compete in the remaining races, the team was quick to secure his service for the rest of the season.
“Obviously, I am very happy that Chris has agreed to help the team getting back on track. But it actually was a very hard decicion to make”, STAX Racing’s manager said. “In the last race, we arguably had our best qualifying result of the season so far. Unfortunately, we again returned home without scoring any points that round. Of course we are disappointed with the season so far, but I can’t fault the drivers for that. In fact, I can’t stress enough that both Matthew and Johan were very commited to the team and absolute team players. When it became apparent that Chris would be available to drive for us, we had a long chat and both drivers agreed that signing Chris would increase our chances of a midtable finish at the end of the season. Matthew will remain a part of the STAX Racing family and has has agreed to help us with setups and race strategy inputs.”
Chris Shepherd drove for STAX Racing in the 2017 and 2019 Formula Challenge Seasons, with STAX Racing finishing runner up in both seasons. He also was part in STAX Racing’s biggest success to date when he and Nico Barclay clinched the Team’s Championship title in the 2018 World GT Series.