SKI Autosports enters SRO America with Ferrari and Pilgrim

Atlanta-based SKI Autosports has its sights set on carving a new reputation for performance with the launch of a Ferrari 458 GT program in the GT America championship.

The team’s GT3 competition debut will take place at VIRginia International Raceway with veteran championship-winner driver Andy Pilgrim at the helm. 

In 2021, the team dominated the International GT Maranello Cup competition, winning the championship and overall races at historic tracks throughout the US, including VIR in September.  

“It felt like the right time for our team to make the move into professional racing. We have the right car and certainly the right driver to be competitive,” said team owner Kent Hussey. 

The SKI Autosports team is run by veteran champion sports car manager Phil Creighton.

Hussey continued, “Phil and his team are an undeniable combination and affords us the best possibility to win. Along with Andy, we have put together a team that has the opportunity to compete for wins in the SRO series.”

British-born American racer Pilgrim’s career has included stints as a factory Corvette and Cadillac driver. He won the Rolex 24 at Daytona in 2004 aboard a Daytona Prototype and scored the then SPEED World Challenge championship in 2005.

“We had a great time with the Ferrari in IGT last year, I’m so excited we’re heading to the SRO GT America series,” Pilgrim said.

“I can’t think of a better team to be with in this venture. The SKI Autosports team is such a blast to work with, both on and off the race track.”   

SKI Autosports will compete on a limited schedule in 2022 with an eye toward a full season in 2023.

Adam Sinclair