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Tuesday
Jun192012

Magnus Racing Returns After Extended Break

Salt Lake City, UT (June 19, 2012)- Following a massive mid-season “holiday” that included most crew getting over one day with their respective families, Magnus Racing returns to the track this weekend to take part in the Rolex 250 driven by VISITFLORIDA.COM, taking place at the historic Road America circuit in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, the seventh round of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series Championship.

With an astounding one-week break following back-to-back events in Ohio and Detroit, the entire series now embarks on another series of successive events, beginning this week with the Wisconsin event, followed by the classic Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen the following week, and finishing just days later with a two-day test at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

It’s been a very busy June, but everyone at the team has kept focus.

“It’s a busy month to say the least,” stated Team Owner John Potter. “Running four races in five weeks is definitely a tough task on everyone in the series, but we’re headed to some events that should really favor us.”

Following two solid points races at Detroit (sixth) and Ohio (fifth) respectively, the team heads to a series of circuits that should favor the no. 44 Magnus Racing Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. Beginning this weekend at Road America, the high streets and fast corners will present a strong opportunity for the team to capitalize on a good result last year. During the 2011 campaign, the team was in a possible position to win had strategy played out differently, and they literally lost out on a podium finish by mere inches.

This year, the team is in search of more wins and accruing highest points.

“Road America presents a really good place for our team to turn the Championship around,” stated co-driver Andy Lally, who is still in search of his first win at the circuit. “We’ve had really fast race cars the last few rounds, we just haven’t had the right breaks to show it. This weekend and next are a great opportunity for that, and we could use a little boost in the points.”

Currently sitting third in the Championship, the entire team is already at the track and focused for attack on the 4-mile permanent road course. Running a joint event with the NASCAR Nationwide Series, hopes are high.

“We’ve been very lucky we’ve gotten through the first half of June with good points and decent momentum, but certainly we know we can win again and we’re definitely all pushing,” stated Potter. “We’ve got a great team and the car to do it, let’s just hope for a little Wisconsin luck.”

The Rolex 250 by VISITFLORIDA.COM will take place this Saturday, June 19, with live coverage on SPEED beginning at 12PM ET.

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Magnus Racing will continue to provide updates and coverage throughout the week via their Facebook (facebook.com/RacingMagnus) and Twitter (@MagnusRacing), as well as via www.magnusracing.com. You can also follow Andy Lally on Twitter (@AndyLally).

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