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Magnus Racing Seeks Unfinished Business at Six Hours of the Glen

SALT LAKE CITY (June 27, 2018) – While the nine-year history of Magnus Racing has brought a number of successes to the team, including dual wins at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, two championships in the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup, the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, Brickyard Grand Prix and beyond, one win continues to elude the team… the Six Hours of the Glen. Returning to action at Watkins Glen International this Sunday, Magnus Racing and the No. 44 Audi Tire Center Audi R8 LMS will once again search for victory with drivers John Potter, Andy Lally, and endurance teammate Andrew Davis.

“If there was one race I’d like to see victory at, it would the Six Hours of the Glen,” stated Magnus Racing team owner and co-driver John Potter. “My professional driving career started here, it’s one of my favorite tracks to drive, and it’s the one race that still remains unfinished for me. A win here would be incredibly special, and it’s something we’ve all been very focused on.”

While victory has never come to fruition for Magnus Racing, success at the annual six-hour tradition has become somewhat of a normal fixture for the team. Dating back to 2013, the team has taken a podium finish at every visit they’ve made.

Adding to the fun, as part of the IMSA WeatherTech Championship’s Fourth of July celebrations, several teams will feature special USA-themed liveries, with the team at Magnus paying homage to the original foundations of the country, running the famed Gadsen flag on their car and the “Don’t Tread on Me” theme that helped ignite the American Revolution.

For Andy Lally, who actually won this race last year with another team, adding one more victory at what he considers his home race is one he is very keen on. 

“Beyond being the track I grew up visiting, Watkins Glen is also one of the most exciting venues we go to, it’s unlike any other track,” stated Lally. “Every win here has been very special, and we’re all really focused on finally taking a team win here. John has been driving well all year, the guys have been pushing hard to find more performance, and with a teammate like Andrew joining us, we’ll have a very solid lineup.”

Andrew Davis will also return as the full-season endurance driver for the team, looking to add another victory at the Six Hours to his résumé, having previously won in 2011, not to mention multiple victories at Watkins Glen International in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge.

“We’re all hoping this is the weekend for the team’s fortune to turn around,” stated Davis. “We’ve put a lot of time in to testing, and Magnus has always had a good history here, so we’re optimistic of things to come. Between the speed of the track and the potential for extreme heat, we’re all well aware of what’s ahead of us, but everyone is focused and I once again can’t thank everyone enough for the opportunity, this is one of my favorite podiums to celebrate on!”

Official practice begins this Friday, June 29, with the race beginning on Sunday at 10AM ET. Live coverage will begin on FOX Sports One, beginning at 9:30AM ET.