Sign Up for Magnus Emails!

« Early Contact Maligns Strong Run for Magnus at Watkins Glen | Main | Magnus Racing Continues Improving Season with Fourth at Detroit »

Magnus Racing Looking for Elusive First “Six Hour” Win

WATKINS GLEN, New York (June 26, 2019) – When John Potter took to the wheel of his first-ever professional sportscar race, the 2007 Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen, few would have known that the likable Utah resident would enjoy a 12-year career that would see him win The Rolex 24 at Daytona, The 12 Hours of Sebring, and a total of six personal wins in top-level sportscar competition. With all of those victories taken with the team he formed in 2010, Magnus Racing, one race has continued to elude him…. the same race he began his career with.

“Watkins Glen is the one race that I really feel incomplete with,” stated Potter. “It’s my favorite course on the calendar, the village is one of my favorite places to visit, and overall the Six Hours of the Glen is just a really special ever that we’ve done everything in but win. It’s very much a missing trophy in my collection, and this year’s race is probably one of our best chances yet. We’ve had a really good spring in preparation thanks to hard work from the team, and I’m also very appreciative of the efforts from everyone at Lamborghini Squadra Corse to make sure we’re as prepared and competitive as possible.”

Heading in to this weekend’s six hour classic with the No. 44  Magnus Racing Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO, Magnus Racing will arrive having experienced the extreme lows of the event, including watching the car burn down within the first 30 minutes, to several highs, most notably four consecutive podiums from 2013-2016. Currently sitting fifth in both the season-long WeatherTech Championship and Michelin Endurance Cup,  this weekend will not only feel like unfinished business, but also as a pivotal opportunity to stay in the hunt for the championship. 

Joining Potter will be both full-season teammate Andy Lally as well as full endurance-season driver Spencer Pumpelly. Both known for strong performances at “The Glen,” including winning together twice in 2007 and 2010, the duowill unite with Potter to offer a strong opportunity this Sunday. 

Serving as a home race for Lally, who grew up in Long Island, taking his fifth win at the famed endurance event would be a perfect addition to his time with Magnus Racing.

“The Six Hour is one that everyone on this team really wants,” stated Lally. “It’s my absolute favorite track in the world. Super-fast, little room for error, and always provides great racing. It’s a perfect length to combine the patience of endurance racing and the aggression of sprint racing, and the fans are unlike any other. The team has come very close in years past, and I know this is one that John really wants, we’re focused.”

For Spencer Pumpelly, furthering the team’s championship goal as well as earning his third Six Hour win is the focus.

“The team is very well prepared,” stated Pumpelly. “Our testing leading up to this was very productive, the team is very well gelled, and I think we’re in a great rhythm for Watkins Glen. It’s important for both championships that we show well, and we’re all pretty confident heading in.”

Practice for the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen begins this Friday, June 28, with the headline event taking place on Sunday the 30th. Live coverage in the U.S. will be available via the NBC Sports Gold app beginning at 9:30AM ET, and broadcast coverage on NBCSN at 7PM ET. International coverage can be found on at 9:30AM ET.