Extreme Speed Motorsports has officially closed their doors. After nine-years of competing in the some of the most famous sports car endurance racing series in the world, the Tequila Patron ESM team has stopped operations.
The Florida-based team have sold off their Nissan DPi and LMP3 machines and equipment in the last few weeks after not securing a title sponsor for 2019 as Patron has stopped all funding in motorsports for the time being. The Nissan DPi equipment and chassis were sold to Core Motorsports.
ESM was founded by Scott Sharp and Patron Spirits CEO Ed Brown in 2010 mainly to compete in IMSA but originally American Le mans Series GT prior to ESM making the move to the prototype category in 2013.
ESM even competed for a short 2 year span in the World Endurance Championship. ESM’s highlights throughout the years is an overall Rolex 24 at Daytona victory in 2016, Twelve Hours of Sebring overall win twice and one victory at Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta.