SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (July 23, 2014)- Heading to the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the third consecutive year, Magnus Racing will take part in this Friday’s Brickyard Grand Prix, the seventh round of the TUDOR United SportsCar GTD Championship in the hopes of yet another podium at the storied venue for the No. 44 Flex-Box Porsche 911 GT America.
“Indianapolis is a very special place for us,” stated Magnus Racing team owner and co-driver John Potter. “It’s a special place for most people because of the heritage, but it holds a certain significance because of our results here. In our two visits, it’s been one of those places where we’ve always seemed to do well and we need that to continue for this year’s championship.”
During last year’s event, the team used an off-setting strategy and managed attrition to put themselves in third position by the time the checkered flag fell. However, it was really the inaugural event in 2012 where the team developed special memories. Following a wild debut event that featured everything from rain, to numerous cautions, to even a fire outside the track, the team took a hard-fought victory at the first-ever event not only getting a chance to “kiss the bricks” in celebration, but also clinching the first-ever Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup in the process.
Also, for the second year in a row, the team will welcome several guests from The Private Client Reserve of U.S. Bank, a partnership that began during last year’s event. Taking advantage of the team’s reputation for first-rate hosting and providing a truly familial and immersive experience, the team will host over a dozen guests for this exclusive program.
“It’s great to have everyone at The Private Client Reserve of U.S. Bank back with us,” continued Potter. “We had a truly great time last year and it kicked off a multi-race program that everyone seemed to enjoy. It’s a great testament that they’ve returned and I look forward to spending some time with everyone again.”
For Andy Lally, co-driver of the No. 44, Indianapolis will always have a special place for the Georgia resident.
“It’s Indy,” stated Lally. “Every driver dreams of the opportunity to one day come here and the fact that we’ve been able to get on the podium twice, and kiss the bricks our first time here, will always be something very special. Everyone at Magnus has been working diligently to get us back in a position to win and there’d be no better place.”
Coverage of this weekend’s event will now be broadcast LIVE on Friday beginning at 5:30 PM ET on Fox Sports 1.