Park Place Crowned SprintX East Champions in SRO
Park Place Motorsports was officially crowned the SRO Pirelli GT4 America SprintX East Team Champion after winning a dramatic Race Two at Road America, the final round of SprintX East.
Driver and Sponsor Alan Brynjolfsson and co-driver Trent Hindman finished four points ahead of the competition to end the year as champions in SprintX East. Park Place Motorsports claimed the title having placed in points positions one less race than second-place finishing Murillo Racing. In total, Brynjolfsson and Hindman won three races and finished on podium thrice over the course of the 10 round East season.
The 2019 SprintX championship was full of highs and lows for Park Place Motorsports. Brynjolfsson and Hindman started the year in utter dominance winning SprintX Race One at the season opener at Circuit of the Americas and winning in both the East championship and overall in SprintX Race Two. The following weekend at VIRginia International Raceway the team shook off the bought of misfortune by finishing third in Race Two. Canadian Tire Motorsport Park brought confusion and frustration after a mistaken call was made by officials in Race Two after an incident ended Race One.
Watkins Glen International provided two fights the team was well prepared to man-handle. Jersey boys Brynjolfsson and Hindman took home back-to-back wins in the finger lake region of New York. Road America was one last rodeo Park Place Motorsports could have done without after the team spent its Saturday night repairing the No. 77 VOLT Lighting Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR. All the work became well worth it when Brynjolfsson made the pass for the lead in Race Two to bring home one last win for the SprintX East season.
Park Place Motorsports accomplished the mission by working together in exemplary fashion as a professional unit and well-oiled machine. Many late nights and long days were had by the crew members who prepared not only the No. 77 but also the No. 7 VOLT Lighting Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR on race weekends as the series ran in conjunction with the Pirelli GT4 America Sprint series. Brynjolfsson and Hindman never arrived to track without determination to stand on top of the podium. The maximum effort of those inside and outside the car was always noticeable.
Brynjolfsson continues his hunt for an Am championship in the Sprint series this month with SRO. The grand finale takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Oct. 17-20. The SRO banquet completes the weekend with the global series joining in the fun Sunday evening at the Bellagio Las Vegas.
Mike Johnson, Director of Race Operations
“They didn’t make it easy on us this year that’s for sure,” Johnson said. “We had a lot of frustrating times but we persevered. Alan and Trent drove really well, they make a great team. Our crew was always on top of it and gave them a fast car to compete with at every track. I’m happy to have won the team championship for Alan and Park Place Motorsports.”
Patrick Lindsey, Team Principal
“I’m really happy for everyone who worked on this program,” Lindsey said. “I know it gave them a lot of headaches but they never gave up. The championship is a great prize ahead of Vegas. Alan has a few more championships to still get after and I’m excited to watch those play out.”