Park Place Motorsports MICEHLIN Championship Hunt
DALLAS (Aug. 20, 2019) – Park Place Motorsports No. 7 VOLT Lighting Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR has steadily overcome all obstacles thrown its way during the 2019 MICHELIN Pilot Challenge season, with three races remaining it now needs to dominate.
The 2019 season is entering crunch time for driver and sponsor Alan Brynjolfsson and co-driver Trent Hindman. The duo earned their first win early on in the season at Mid-Ohio SportsCar Course and nearly had a podium finish at Road America after a dominating drive to the front in a wet and wild race. This week forward, the team’s goal is to collect a string of podium finishes for a final points charge.
VIRginia International Raceway is known for having a myriad of challenges for drivers; from elevation changes to both high-speed and slow turns as well as long straights. Although most notably one of the most stringent tests is the high heat and humidity, the east coast provides this time of year. With forecasts showing lower than usual ambient temperatures and chances of rain, Brynjolfsson and Hindman may create the perfect storm for a win in Alton, Virginia.
The Virginia is for Racing Lovers Grand Prix goes green Saturday, Aug. 24 at 2:15 p.m. ET. Before Park Place Motorsports gets down to business Saturday, the team will face a full day of both practice and qualifying with Michelin Pilot Challenge. The GS Class qualifies Friday, Aug. 23 at 7:35 p.m. ET. The race is live-streamed on IMSA.tv with additional coverage provided by IMSA Radio.
Mike Johnson, Strategist and Director of Race Operations
“VIR presents quite a few challenges because you need to have a car that does everything well if you want a chance to win,” Johnsons said. “The good news for us is that we have been there with the Cayman already this year in the other series and feel like we should be starting off in excellent shape.”
Patrick Lindsey, Team Principal
“Alan and Trent have been pushing hard these last couple races; they almost got that second win at Road America they’ve been working toward,” Lindsey said. “They’ve already been to VIR once this year. They know the track; they know the setup so I think they’re in a good position to be competitive. The team and strategy have been strong all season. All the pieces are there, they just need a little luck.”