Indianapolis. Porsche customer teams captured three of the top 10 positions in today’s Brickyard Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS). The three-hour GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series’ endurance race held on the road course of the world famous racing facility provided a showcase for multiple teams campaigning the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car.
In the race’s second running, it was GT points-leading Magnus Racing who took the greatest advantage of the track which combines both parts of the The Brickyard’s famous oval and infield road course to finish third. Two other Porsche customer teams, Snow Racing with Wright Motorsports and Park Place Motorsports, also took top 10 finishes.
Although Magnus Racing’s No. 44 Porsche was not able to repeat its race-winning performance of 2012, the team of Andy Lally (Atlanta) and John Potter (Salt Lake City, Utah) did earn another podium performance in the 16-car GT class field. In the process, Lally led 24 of the 103 laps covered in three hours of racing on the 2.534-mile, 13-turn circuit.
“As always, if we can’t win the race we can at least be satisfied with top Porsche,” said Potter from his second-consecutive Indianapolis podium. “The team did an excellent job, and Andy fought all day. We had a ton of guests with us through Flex-Box and The Private Client Reserve of U.S. Bank, so I’m glad we were able to deliver a podium.”
The GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series will now travel to Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisc. for a professional sports car doubleheader. The August 10th -11th weekend will see the Rolex Series compete in a two-hour, 45-minute race on Saturday while the American Le Mans Series will have a race of the same length on Sunday.
It marks the first, and only, time the two series will race at the same track on the same weekend. The two will merge in 2014 to create United SportsCar Racing (USCR).