Park Place Makes SRO Finale Doubleheader
Park Place Motorsports enters the SRO Pirelli GT4 America finale in Las Vegas with the intention to end the year as it started, with a doubleheader by participating in both Sprint and SprintX West.
Driver and Sponsor Alan Brynjolfsson completes his season of Pirelli GT4 America Sprint with two final rounds in the No. 7 VOLT Lighting Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR. In addition, he and co-driver Trent Hindman enter the final two rounds of Pirelli GT4 America SprintX West after completing the SprintX East series with a win at Road America. This is the first SprintX West competition Brynjolfsson and Hindman have participated in outside of the opening rounds at Circuit of the Americas when East and West were combined. They will run the No. 77 VOLT Lighting Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR for the West finale.
In the Sprint series Brynjolfsson sits second in the driver points championship. Park Place Motorsports was crowned SprintX East Champions with completion of the Road America rounds. Following the weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway championships are finalized at the banquet ceremony taking place in the Bellagio Hotel Vegas. The banquet brings together SRO series from across the globe to celebrate the end to the 2019 race season. Of course, the weekend’s effort is once again all to gain further hold in the Porsche Cup. Brynjolfsson has been in a fight for the lead since mid-race season. He currently sits in second after relinquishing the lead last weekend to last year’s champion Christian Ried.
The weekend begins Thursday, Oct. 17 with one practice for both the Sprint and SprintX West series. Friday, Oct. 18 wraps up practice sessions before qualifying is brought underway. Sprint Qualifying takes place at 2:50 p.m. PT followed by SprintX qualifying at 4:40 p.m. Race One of both series take place Saturday, Oct. 19. Sprint Race One goes green at 2:40 p.m. with the SprintX West race capping the day off at 5 p.m. The 2019 SRO America season comes to completion Sunday, Oct. 20 with Sprint Race Two taking place at 9 a.m. and SprintX West Race Two beginning at 11:10 a.m.
Director of Race Operations, Mike Johnson
“While there is not much to fight for championship wise in Las Vegas, we still need to make sure Alan finishes second in the Sprint Am Championship” Johnsons said. “Since we had a disappointing weekend in Atlanta, we really need to maximize Alan’s Porsche Cup points as this will likely be Alan’s last race of the year. After 10 IMSA weekends, nine SRO weekends, and two tests, it’s been a long year for the team and it will be great to get everyone together for a party in Las Vegas where we can celebrate the season with our wives.”
Team Principal, Patrick Lindsey
“I’m really proud of what the guys have accomplished,” Lindsey said. “I’m excited to celebrate all the hard work they did this year. I certainly played no part in their success but I want to be there to support them and cheer them on to the finish. It was a long road with a lot of challenges but they never gave up and they rose above all the adversity thrown at them. I hope this weekend goes smoothly so we can end the season on a high note.”