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Magnus, IMSA Return to Action Five Days Later

BOWMANVILLE, Ontario, Canada (July 6, 2018) – Just five days after concluding the most recent IMSA round of competition during the Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen, Magnus Racing and the entire IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship returns to action this morning, taking their first practice laps for Sunday’s Mobil 1 Sports Car Grand Prix, driving at the historic Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (formerly known as “Mosport”).

“The busyness of the summer is definitely upon us,” stated Magnus Racing team owner and driver John Potter. “This is where the depth of any team really begins to show. The guys had a really busy time leading up to Watkins Glen with a few different prep items on the car and general prep for an endurance race, so to follow-that with a test, then a race one week later is really taxing. Everyone’s done a great job getting us through it and I’m really appreciative of the effort from the team.”

Following Sunday’s six-hour endurance event, much of the IMSA paddock stayed around Watkins Glen for another series-sanctioned test on Monday, giving the team just one day to get the car ready for the haul across the border in time to take to the track for today’s first practice session.

A notoriously fast and treacherous track, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park has proven challenging for Magnus Racing. Their last IMSA visit in 2016 would end in a tire barrier, while last year’s visit in another series would fair unremarkably.

Kicking off a five-race string of sprint races, both John Potter and Andy Lally will have their work cut out for them in the Audi Tire Center Audi R8 LMS GT3, with both drivers and team in search of results to turn their season around. Luckily, the most recent run at Watkins Glen would create one of the best handling cars the drivers have had, with major strides made in car performance and engineering data.

The race will begin at 1:55PM ET and appear live via or, or via FOX Sports 1 at 4PM ET.