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Magnus Racing Enjoys Multiple Awards at Final Rolex Series Banquet

October 5, 2013 by  
Filed under Motorsport News

magnus racing award1With 17 team members in attendance, Magnus Racing enjoyed a special night out New York’s famed Gotham Hall, taking part in the final ever GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series awards banquet.

With the team collecting four different trophies, it was a fitting conclusion to the team’s impressive 2013 season.

Opening the night, team owner and driver John Potter received one of the very first honors, the Bob Akin Award. Named after the motorsport legend Bob Akin, a businessman by trade who went on to become a legend in endurance racing for both his speed and enthusiasm for the sport, the Rolex Series hands out the award annually. By virtue of his strong perfomance in 2013, John Potter was the recipient this year.

“I never knew Bob Akin, but it is a big honor to received the award,” stated Potter. “From everything I’ve been told we shared a similar passion for the sport, but on our own terms. There’s a special place in my trophy case for this accolade, and I’m really appreciative of the series for creating this.”

john potter speakIn addition to the Bob Akin Award, Magnus Racing received a series of second place trophies for drivers Andy Lally and John Potter, as well as an additional trophy for second place in the team championship. Though just a few points short of the series awarded Rolex watches for the driver’s championship, the team can take solace in a well-earned series of trophies.

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“Obviously we came in to last weekend gunning for the championship, but it just wasn’t our weekend,” stated co-driver Andy Lally. “It’s nice to have another trophy for my collection, and it’s a well earned tribute to the work that all the guys put in. The job that everyone at Magnus Racing has done all year to get to this point has been just awesome, I’m so proud to work with this team.”

For Potter, the season ending sentiment is shared.

“Sure, it’s not the result we wanted, but it’s satisfying to be surrounded by our peers and get so many compliments and nods of respect,” stated Potter. “Everyone on this team deserved to be up there with Andy and I. It’s so hard to put in to words just what it took to even be in contention, and I can’t express my gratitude enough to everyone for it. This season proved we can do it, and we’ll be that much hungrier for winning the first-ever championship in United Sports Car.”

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Though the season has ended for Magnus Racing, the work has not. With a busy off-season currently in planning, stay tuned for a number of announcements and upcoming plans for the team.


Source: Magnus Racing