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Magnus Heads to Road Atlanta in Pursuit of Victory

April 17, 2013 by  
Filed under Motorsport News

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Just 12 days after completing their last race at Barber Motorsports Park, Magnus Racing will head to the fourth round of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series at Road Atlanta in pursuit of their first victory of the season.

Running the no. 44 Flex-Box Porsche 911 GT3 Cup at the scenic 2.5-mile, 12-turn circuit for the first time in Rolex Series history, Magnus Racing is no stranger to the Northern Georgia-based track. In 2010, the team made their American Le Mans Series debut at the famed Petit Le Mans, taking their first premier-series
podium in the process.

“Road Atlanta is one of my absolute favorite tracks to drive,” stated Magnus Racing Team Owner John Potter. “We took a podium in our ALMS debut in 2010, and the following year I came second during the event’s IMSA Cup race. It’s a great venue with some very challenging sections, and should provide some great racing for everyone in the series.”

Living only 12 miles from the track, Magnus Racing’s Andy Lally is no stranger to success there. In 1999, the Dacula, Georgia resident took his first open-wheel victory driving in the USF2000 series, and eleven years later took a triumphant victory at Petit Le Mans.

“When I first heard that GRAND-AM was competing at Road Atlanta, I couldn’t have been happier,” stated Lally. “The track always packs plenty of excitement, and the tight competition in the Rolex Series should make Saturday’s race really fun to watch.”

As the fourth round of the series, Magnus Racing heads to Road Atlanta knowing that the best way to extend their championship point lead is to win. With features that could prove favorable to the Porsche’s, the team will come in to Friday’s practices prepared and ready for victory.

The race will take place on Saturday, April 20, with live coverage on SPEED at 4:30PM ET.

 

Source: Magnus Racing