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Black Armor Helmets Announces Five Car Line-up for the 2016 Pirelli World Challenge Championships

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Black Armor Helmets is pleased to announce a team high five entries for the 2016 Pirelli World Challenge Championships season. The team will head to Circuit of the Americas March 4-6 with a record four Touring Car B (TCB) entries with a fifth TCB car to be added later in the season. The team will field four Mazda2’s and a Honda Fit.

Black Armor Helmets was recently announced as the Official Helmet of the Pirelli World Challenge Safety and Pace Car team and the race team has high hopes to improve upon last year’s eighth place team standings. Drivers James Wilson, Tom O’Gorman, and Steve Taake return from the 2015 line-up and will be joined by newcomers Blake Thompson and Stephanie Andersen.

“We could not be more excited about this year’s upcoming season,” said Black Armor Helmets CEO and Team Principal, James Wilson. “Our company values align very well with the Pirelli World Challenge and we are very proud to partner with the series and participate as drivers as well.”

On the Mazda2 side, series veterans James Wilson (Kyle, TX), a previous two-time VP Fuels Hard Charger Award winner, and Steve Taake (Houston, TX) will return in their Black Armor clad TCB #55 and TCB#75 cars respectively. Blake Thompson (Racine, WI), co-owner of, will pilot the new #37 TCB car while Stephanie Anderson (Racine, WI) will debut her new #28 TCB car at Road America. Both cars were built by BTDT Racing of Wisconsin.

Tom O’Gorman (Mason, OH) follows up his multiple podium 2015 rookie season debut in the TCB #94 car but he’ll be bringing an all-new 2015 Honda Fit this year. Tom will run the full season with additional support from SCCA Track Night In America, Autopower Industries, Carbotech Performance Brakes and Honda Racing HPD.

About Black Armor Helmets:
Black Armor Helmets is a Kyle, Texas based motorsports product development company. Designing high quality carbon fiber helmets that boast driver-centric features once only found on upscale brands, Black Armor targets a nearly universal price point of $595. Black Armor Helmets can be found keeping drivers safe in Club and Professional racing across the world, including the Pirelli World Challenge Championship Series. For more information on Black Armor Helmets, visit

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