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Late Driver Addition Highlights Magnus Racing Return to Mid-Ohio

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (May 3, 2018) – In a surprise move dubbed “not soon enough” for Emily Potter, Magnus Racing is proud to mark the addition of a new driver to their roster ahead of this weekend’s Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio. As part of the team’s commitment to discovering young talent and cultivating them for the top levels of motorsport, the team has elected to add one more driver to their long-term talent pool, with William Joseph Potter being signed to a long-term contract through 2044. At seven pounds, 14 ounces, and now two-days old, “Will” joins his brother Jack as part of a burgeoning development program for the team, with Jack previously signed through 2040. Will is currently ranked silver by the FIA due to his young age, however the team is currently appealing for bronze status.
“We feel it's important to identify talent early,’” stated Magnus Racing team owner John Potter. “I’ve learned a lot about Will over the last nine months, from his unique cravings in food, to his incredible gymnastic abilities right as we’re ready to sleep, the future is bright for this young man. Based on the last few hours, however, it will be an adjustment when he replaces Andy Lally, as the team will have to get used to a lot less crying.”

Born at 3:27PM MT on May 1, 2018, Will Potter has joined the world as a completely healthy boy, with Mom in good spirits as well, and brother Jack completely clueless about how the attention is about to change in the house.

“As many people know, Jack was our first signee back in October of 2014,” stated Potter. “Having William join us is a great next step in Jack’s progress as well. Endurance racing is all about learning how to compromise, how to share, and how to accept that not everything can be about you. Again, it was clear that being around Andy Lally wasn’t helping that thinking, so the addition of Will should help Jack achieve just that.”
With Mid-Ohio serving as the first sprint race of the year, and the team’s first visit to the track since 2013, hopes are high for a turnaround in fortune for everyone at Magnus Racing. While the first two races of the year at Daytona and Sebring have proven reasonable, the team has confidence that the repeated twists and turns of the Ohio circuit will suit the team’s No. 44 Audi Tire Center Audi R8 LMS well, with a strong aim at returning to the podium.
Practice begins this Friday, with the race will taking place on Sunday, May 6, at 1PM ET on FOX Sports 2 in the U.S., or for international viewers.