Park Place Continues GT4 America Push at Road America
Park Place Motorsports aims to finish at the top of the podium during Road America weekend with SRO Pirelli GT4 America for GT4 America Sprint X East and GT4 America Sprint action as multiple championships are on the team’s horizon.
This weekend in the No. 7 VOLT Lighting Porsche Cayman Clubsport MR sponsor and driver Alan Brynjolfsson races to find his best finishes of the season. Brynjolfsson last won in the Am Class on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida. He’s been a consistent fixture on the Am podium and will hope to once again finish on top. His weekend with the Sprint series once again features two rounds up for a points grab. Park Place Motorsports is tied for third in the Am Class Sprint points standings.
Joining Brynjolfsson in the No. 77 VOLT Lighting Porsche is co-driver Trent Hindman for two rounds of SprintX East. Park Place Motorsports has an eight-point lead in the points championship. Brynjolfsson and Hindman took home back-to-back wins in the East Pro-AM Class at Watkins Glen International. The duo will use that momentum to propel them to the top once again at Road America.
The team and driver pairing have already fared well at Road America once this race season in another series. Strategy and a gamble on tires during changing weather conditions gave the team a top-five finish after Hindman blasted from the rear of the pack to the front in a 15-minute dash. With the weather in play this weekend, it may be possible to do the same.
Outside of just SRO Pirelli GT4 America championships on the line, Brynjolfsson has the coveted Porsche Cup within his grasp. Porsche Cup is an award offered to Porsche drivers by Porsche AG in Germany. The winner takes home a cash prize as well as a new car. This year a Porsche 992 is sent back with the winner. Brynjolfsson is battling to overtake the current leader and four-time winner Christian Read of Dempsey Proton Racing in Europe.
“We’re really excited for Alan as he has the potential to earn a lot of points at these races,” said Team Principal Patrick Lindsey. “It would be a huge deal for someone from the United States to win Porsche Cup so I’ve got my fingers crossed all goes well this weekend. To enter the SRO action after a long absence and compete for a championship is also pretty cool. It’s a testament to the hard work these guys have put in all season long. I’m really proud of what they have accomplished.”
The weekend begins with a full day of practice for both Sprint and SprintX East Friday, Sept. 20. The team gets straight down to business Saturday, Sept. 21 with Sprint Qualifying at 8:25 a.m. CT followed immediately by SprintX East Qualifying at 9:45 a.m. Sprint Race One and SprintX East Race One cap off Saturday with the Sprint race going green at 1:10 p.m. local followed by SprintX East at 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22 brings the weekend to a close with Sprint Race Two at 10:05 a.m. and SprintX East Race Two at 12:10 p.m. local. All the races are live-streamed on https://www.gt4-america.com/live.