Park Place Motorsports: Get to the Points
Park Place Motorsports is scheming to garner hardware at Sebring International Raceway, after Round One at Daytona International Raceway revealed the team’s strength among IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship competitors.
Park Place Motorsports had confirmed its strategy with its Porsche engineers, it was orchestrating a win at Daytona but after pitting from the GT Daytona lead and rejoining the field a red flag halted progression and ended the race, the team finished seventh. Having come so close and not receiving the opportunity to battle out to the finish left Park Place Motorsports with the mindset of more.
Sebring and the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Advanced Auto Parts is the first opportunity for Park Place Motorsports to accomplish more in the GTD class. Porsche Factory Driver Patrick Long, Team Principal Patrick Lindsey and endurance driver Nick Boulle will lead the No. 73 de Boulle Porsche 911 GT3 R for 12-hours of racing around the 3.74-mile Florida track.
Lindsey will also have more asked of him running in both feature races, the World Endurance Championship 1,000 miles of Sebring on Friday and the Twelve Hours of Sebring on Saturday.
“Daytona was encouraging because we realized how well we stack up against our competition,” Lindsey said. “We will have to stay on our toes to be as competitive as we would like, no win is coming to anyone easily this year. In the same thought Daytona was a rough one because we were so close. However, we walked away from the race unscathed, which seemed luckier than most at the time. We just had to dry out.
“We’re entering Sebring with some hope, some determination and in good standings point wise. I personally will also run in the WEC event with Team Project 1, we’re the current points leader in our class. Sebring is all about points for me, in both races. I’d like to leave Florida with as many points as possible as we look at the bigger picture of a championship.”
The Super Sebring weekend provides fans with a schedule packed of on track action from the world’s premier sports car championships. Park Place Motorsports GTD weekend begins Thursday, March 14 with a day of practice, qualifying takes place Friday, March 15 and finally Round Two of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship starts Saturday, March 16 at 10:40 a.m. For a detailed schedule visit http://imsa.com. For news on Park Place Motorsports IMSA MICHELIN Pilot Challenge entry visit http://parkplacemotorsports.com.