Porsche Carrera Cup North America squad JDX Racing will enter an expanded four-car line-up in 2024 with a quartet of young stars all contesting the Pro category for the Denver, Colorado-based team.

After scoring five podiums and finishing fourth in the points in 2023, British racer Alex Sedgwick returns in 2024 – getting an opportunity to return to the same team and same championship for the first time in his career.

High school senior Elias De La Torre IV returns for his second Carrera Cup season and will be joined by fellow Porsche Motorsport North America Junior Development Program member, Zachary Vanier.

Canadian racer Vanier graduates from Porsche Sprint Challenge North America by Yokohama after clinching the 992 Pro-Am championship in 2023. He enjoyed a remarkable season last year, winning an incredible 12 out of a possible 14 races.

New Zealand driver Madeline Stewart is another Sprint Challenge alum making the leap to Carrera Cup in 2024. The Porsche Motorsport North America Female Development Program member finished third in the 992 Pro-am championship last year in her first season in the USA. She qualified on pole for her first-ever race in the series and collected 12 podium finishes throughout 2023.

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“2024 is without a doubt the most ambitious Carrera Cup program we have put together, and for that, I want to thank all of our drivers, their sponsors, every member of our team, and our incredible partners,” said Jeremy Dale – JDX Racing Managing Partner

“Every year we strive to assemble a strong group of drivers, and this year we have hit it out of the park. Each one of our drivers can stand on the podium, that much I am certain of – and I already know the chemistry under the tent is going to be incredible.

“Being able to bring Alex and Elias back for a second season gives us important continuity, and graduating Madeline and Zachary up from Sprint Challenge gives us even more firepower. I can’t wait to see what these incredibly talented young drivers achieve in 2024.

“I would like to thank Porsche Motorsport North America for their continued support of the Carrera Cup and all their efforts to raise the profile of the series. It has become the premier training ground in North America for up-and-coming sportscar racing stars, and without the work they have done, that would not be the case.”

Sedgwick recorded his season-best finish of second in race one at Road America last year and finished the year on a high note by finishing P3 and P4 in the final two races at Circuit of the Americas.

“It’s the first time in my car racing career I have been able to return to the same series, with the same team around me for a second full season,” Sedgwick said.

“I’m hoping that consistency pays dividends as we look to take what we learned last year into a championship challenge. I can’t thank Jeremy, Harrison, and, of course, PT Autosport enough for the opportunity!”

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18-year-old De La Torre IV looks forward to returning after his first full season of competition last year in Carrera Cup.

“The big change from last year is I have my first full season of Carrera Cup competition under my belt,” he said.

“That has prepared me better than ever to push on this season to get the results we as a team would like to see. Big thank you to Jeremy and the entire JDX Racing team for the opportunity to once again follow my dreams of racing, and I am looking forward to the work we will get done this season.”

Joining forces for the first time in 2024 with JDX, Sprint Challenge champion Vanier is looking forward to working with his Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame team boss, Jeremy Dale.

“This is something Jeremy and I have been working towards since we first met in 2018, so to finally get a program together feels rewarding in many ways,” Vanier said.

“I remember our first interaction at the Montreal F1 in 2018, discussing the likelihood of joining the team in the future. COVID had an impact on these intentions, but we always kept in contact, and now we’re working together.

“To say I’m excited is an understatement. I’ve been working towards joining this championship for a few years now, so joining the series as a Porsche Motorsports North America Junior Driver is a dream come true and something I’m proud of, especially since I feel the most prepared and motivated for a season I’ve ever felt.”

Moving to the USA to race for the first time last year, Madeline Stewart will become the second Porsche Motorsport North America Female Development Program member to race in Carrera Cup – following on from Sabre Cook’s debut last season.

“We had some great success last year in the Porsche Sprint Challenge. I developed a lot as a driver through working with JDX Racing, and I also learned so much about racing in this part of the world.” Stewart said.

“I see a great future in sports car racing in the USA, and with more driving experience and track knowledge, I am looking forward to building on last year. I have a fantastic team around me and I’d like to especially thank Porsche Motorsport North America for the support they’ve provided through the Female Driver Development Program.”