Toronto (Ontario, Canada), November 30, 2023 – Tower Motorsports is delighted to announce their driver lineup for the upcoming 2024 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season. Team Owner and 2022 LMP2 Champion John Farano will be joined by Irish racing driver Charlie Eastwood for the full season in the #8 Tower Motorsports LMP2 Oreca, with the exception of the opening round at the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Charlie Eastwood possesses a great deal of racing experience across a wide variety of international championships. With victories at the coveted 24 Hours of Le Mans and the 24 Hours of Spa, and LMP2 and LMP2 Pro-Am Class titles in the Asian Le Mans Series and European Le Mans Series championships, his versatility, adaptability and proven race winning abilities will serve as great assets to the team.

American driver Michael Dinan will be racing with the team alongside Farano and Eastwood in the five Endurance Cup rounds. Dinan also has extensive experience across endurance racing championships, notably with four podiums to his name in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, and a second-place finish at the 2023 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the LMGTE Am Class.

Tower Motorsports’ Rolex 24 at Daytona driver lineup will see the return of two vastly experienced and high caliber drivers – Scott McLaughlin and Ferdinand Habsburg. McLaughlin, the New Zealander and INDYCAR Series star, previously competed with the team at select endurance races in the 2023 season, which included a victory at the 12 Hours of Sebring. Habsburg is also a familiar face within Tower Motorsports, making his second Rolex 24 appearance with the team after previously driving in the event in 2022.

“I am very happy to be returning to a full program and can’t wait to be back with the team,” said John Farano. “I am excited to welcome both Charlie Eastwood and Michael Dinan to our program, who we know will fit right in immediately. I am also thrilled to have Scott back with us for another run at the Rolex 24, and looking forward to welcoming Ferdinand back, who I am sure will be fighting for the victory after coming so close with our team in 2022.”

“I’m super happy to be joining Tower Motorsports and co-driving with John,” added Charlie Eastwood. “This is an amazing program and this team has proven time and time again that they have what it takes to win, and we’ll be aiming to do exactly that. I’m really looking forward to what lies ahead for us this season, and I can’t wait to get started. It will also be great to have Michael Dinan joining us for the Endurance Cup rounds, I think the three of us will be able to accomplish a lot of great things together.”

“After driving in the Endurance Cup in the GTD Class for the past two seasons, I am very excited and proud to be making the move up to the LMP2 Class with Tower Motorsports,” expressed Michael Dinan. “John and Charlie both bring a wealth of experience in Prototype racing to the table, and I am confident the three of us will be able to compete for race wins throughout the championship. For Daytona, Ferdinand and Scott need no introduction, and I am eager to learn as much as possible from the two of them and hopefully win that elusive Rolex we all want. I would like to thank John for entrusting me with this opportunity and to everyone involved for making this possible.”

“I am thrilled to be back with John, Rick and the Tower Motorsports team for the Rolex 24 at Daytona,” said McLaughlin. “It was great to win at Sebring together in 2023, and it was certainly a big highlight, but I definitely feel like we have unfinished business at Daytona. We had tremendous pace in the car and an outstanding strategy from the team in 2023 and I have full faith that this will be the case once again in 2024 as we aim to compete for the win. That’s truly what it’s all about; winning one of the biggest sportscar endurance races in the world.”

“A win in Daytona is the only one missing from my LMP2 bucket list and we got incredibly close to it in 2022 with John Farano and Tower Motorsports,” added Ferdinand Habsburg. “I am stoked to be back with the team and have another go at it. It’s one of the coolest races on the calendar and I hope this time we’ll leave with a watch.”


For interview request, please contact Éliane Gilain


About Tower Events

Tower Events and Seating Services USA Inc. is regarded as the premier and leading constructer of Temporary Grandstand Seating and Scaffold Structures for Special Events across North America. Its portfolio includes – Formula 1 Grand Pix du Canada (Montreal), Formula One United States Grand Prix (COTA), Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix, and soon to be added, Formula 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix. Tower Events has been involved in high-profile events across Canada and the United States of America since 2002 and are excited to be soon crossing over to Europe to participate in some very exciting events in 2024.


About Tower Scaffold

Tower Scaffold Services Inc. Established in 1985, is a leader in its industry providing solutions to many challenging and sensitive projects. These projects range from environmental protection, bridge work enclosure systems, and building restorations for historic and sensitive government projects coast to coast. Our engineering and design teams have developed solutions that exceed customer expectations in both design and safety with the most advanced scaffolding systems available in the world.


About Tower Motorsports

Tower Motorsports, founded by Team Principal and owner John Farano in 2007, has participated as a member of the International Motor Sports Association family for more than 15 years with championship achievements in 2012 and finally, returning to championship glory in 2022. The Tower Team is excited to continue with its program as a participant competing in the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship in the LMP2 class and hopes to include an LMDH program as a privateer in 2025. Tower Motorsports is excited to return to Le Mans in 2023 after being absent from the Event since 2019 with preliminary plans to reinstate its LMP2 program in the European Le Mans Series in 2024 alongside its current IMSA program


About Capone Motorsports

Capone Motorsports offers top-level motorsport services ranging from pre-race car preparation and comprehensive track support to routine maintenance and custom fabrication. They have combined their years of professional racing experience with their passion for the sport to provide their clients with a service that is second to none.