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Aug152012

Magnus Racing Issues Pre-Race Press Release

August 15, 2012- Headed in to this weekend’s Montreal 200, the 11th round of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series and the only round outside of the United States, Magnus Racing has decided to once again issue a pre-race press release.

“We like to issue pre-race press releases before every event,” stated Magnus Racing Team Owner John Potter. “It challenges our PR team to find different ways to basically write the same thing every time. I’m personally ‘excited,’ ‘anxious,’ or simply ‘looking forward’ to racing in Canada this weekend. Since my quotes have been so dull, I think I’ll use the rest of the year to make things more exciting, maybe I’ll promote a winery, or take stabs at failed renters, heck I can do any number of things! ”

Indeed, with only three rounds remaining in the 2012 Rolex Sports Car Series schedule, it is becoming increasingly challenging to find different ways to comment on how hard the crew is working and how optimistic everyone is for this weekend’s race.

“Saturday’s race can best be described as ‘on the 18th’” stated co-driver Andy Lally. “The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is by far my favorite Canadian track that the series runs on all year.”

Running on the 2.7 mile, 15-turn temporary circuit located in Montreal’s Il Notre-Dame, the team has had to make quick work of the no. 44 Magnus Racing Porsche GT3 Cup to turn it around from last Saturday’s round in Watkins Glen.

“The guys have worked really hard to get the car ready,” stated Crew Chief John Bedell. “It definitely makes things a lot easier when our drivers don’t set any cockpits on fire before they get out.”

Featuring multiple crew members who live in or around the French-Canadian province, the team can confidently say it will finish somewhere in the top-12 this weekend. With a track that features a number of long straights followed by hard braking zones, the event is certain to last two hours.

“Montreal is a truly metropolitan city,” quipped Potter. “In fact, when walking to the subway to get to the track, both the children and the homeless people speak French! I’m impressed, that language is hard.”

Practice for The Montreal 200 begins tomorrow at 12:50PM, with the race taking place this Saturday, August 18, with coverage on SPEED at 7PM 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).

More information about Magnus Racing can be found at www.magnusracing.com. Any organization interested in learning more about how to be involved with one of the most unique and visible teams in sports car racing can e-mail info@magnusracing.com. All press inquiries can be directed to press@magnusracing.com.

To learn more about Magnus Ridge Winery, visit their website at www.magnusridge.com.

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Reader Comments (6)

Good Luck this weekend in Montreal. We will be watching the race on Speed Channel.
August 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPeter Monte
Bravo!

This is genius! I work in racing PR and media and am almost overcome with jealousy.

Great stuff guys!

Dex
August 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDeclan Brennan
you should include a quote from crew member Patrick. something original, like, "Go Habs!" or maybe just "Poutine!"
August 15, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterregis
I'm just glad someone got the incendiary devices away from the drivers!! :D
August 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAddLibb
Have had this emailed to me by 6 people in the past half hour, only two of them lawyers!

Keep it up boys - If you're not having fun then what's the point!!
August 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGG
Sounds like you guys are having fun! Good luck this weekend, we'll be watching!!
August 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMatt Downey

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