Park Place Motorsports Push in Michelin Pilot Challenge
Park Place Motorsports enters the penultimate MICHELIN Pilot Challenge event of the 2019 season ranked fourth in the points championship in its first attempt at the series.
Driver and Sponsor Alan Brynjolfsson and co-driver Trent Hindman have showcased immense talent throughout eight rounds of racing. In Round 8 Hindman nearly took home a second win in the ultra-competitive GS Class before receiving a post-race penalty. Regardless of the final result, the No. 7 VOLT Lighting Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR is proving to be in top form at the end of the season.
Ahead of the WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca 120 Brynjolfsson and Hindman sit fourth overall in the Team Points Championship, 13 points behind third place and an additional 29 behind first. Park Place Motorsports has finished in the top 10 or better in five of the eight rounds, that statistics include a win at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in May. While a championship win may seem a larger trial, a race win most certainly is not.
A mid-season Balance of Performance change gave an additional boost to the Porsche Cayman. However, locations providing cooler weather has also aided the Porsche as it much prefers the temperatures in Weissach, Germany to Lakeville, Connecticut. The cool central coast of California will provide the perfect conditions for a fast Cayman GT4 Clubsport. Brynjolfsson and Hindman finished fourth together last year on the 11 turn, 2.38- mile circuit. Together they overcame the nuances of the famed Corkscrew that presents a 300 ft. elevation change in a steep curve in Turn 8. They will be primed and hungry for another shot at a win.
The weekend begins Friday, Sept. 13 with two practice sessions. Saturday, Sept. 14 hosts one final, 15-minute practice before Michelin Pilot Challenge Qualifying. TCR kicks off the session before GS Qualifying takes place at 10:50 a.m. PT/ 1:50 p.m. ET. The WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca 120 goes green later in the day at 3:05 p.m. local and 6:05 p.m. ET. The race is live-streamed on IMSA.tv and broadcast Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 1 p.m.ET.
Mike Johnson, Director of Race Operations
“We are all really looking forward to WeatherTech Raceway at Laguna Seca,” Johnson said. “After coming off a few very strong weeks at VIR and Watkins Glen, I think we all feel pretty confident that we can score a good result this weekend. With only two races to go, we really need to maximize the points if Alan and Trent want to sit at the big table at the banquet.”