Park Place Motorsports Chases Championship Hopes at Road America
Park Place Motorsports continues its sprint championship hopes on the 14-turn, 4.05-mile Road America course in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin Aug. 2-4 with the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
Park Place Motorsports took the lead in the WeatherTech Sprint Cup along with Meyer Shank Racing at Lime Rock Park. The teams are tied at 116 points making Road America a crucial component of taking the sole lead in the sprint championship. In the overall GTD Championship Points standings, Park Place Motorsports owns third, one point ahead of fourth place and two behind second while the first-place team is well ahead by over 30 points.
Driver and Team Principal Patrick Lindsey rejoins Porsche Works Driver Patrick Long for the two hour and 40-minute fight. The ability of the No. 73 Park Place Porsche 911 GT3 R has made Park Place Motorsports a podium contender in years past. In 2016 and 2017 Park Place Motorsports finished second, Lindsey was leading in 2018 when a Daytona Prototype pushed him off course and into a wall ending the team’s day.
Lindsey and Long get to work Friday, Aug. 2 with two practice sessions. Saturday, Aug. 3 they’ll run one final practice before qualifying the car at 1:35 p.m. CT. Sunday, Aug. 4 is race day at Road America. The IMSA Road Race Showcase begins at 2:35 p.m. on IMSA.tv and the NBC Sports app, fans can watch a delayed broadcast on NBCSN from 6-9 p.m. For a detailed weekend schedule, visit http://imsa.com.
Patrick Long, Porsche Works Driver
“Road America is a racetrack that you have to be strong in all areas of performance,” Long said. “You can expect a lot of big breaking zones, high speed long straightaways and technical surface changes. It makes for a tricky setup and a very rigorous, flat out stint. As always, the competition will be tight, and strategy will be key. The Park Place Porsche was one of, if not the strongest car last year at Road America so we’ll head into this race with confidence especially with a Porsche victory at the last round.”
Patrick Lindsey,No. 73 Park Place Porsche 911 GT3 R
“I’m excited to be back in the car with Pat after a short hiatus,” Lindsey said. “Road America is one of my favorite tracks for many reasons so I’m looking forward to the weekend. Last year, it was ours to win and unfortunately, we had that taken away from us. Hopefully, this year, we can nail the setup and kind of make good on what should have been last year.”