Potter Runs Faultless to Take Road Atlanta Pole
Understanding how critical qualifying would be for tomorrow’s Visual Studio Ultimate Grand Prix of Atlanta, Magnus Racing’s John Potter came in to this afternoon’s qualifying session at the famed Road Atlanta circuit knowing that he had to have a mistake-free qualifying.
Sitting on pole position for the race, the Salt Lake City resident delivered. “I came in to qualifying wanting to drive 110%,” stated Potter. “Track position is everything here. I was worried I might leave a little too much on the table today, but we really showed the strength of the Porsche. When I look back at today’s session, I can’t think of one thing I could have done differently. The car was just faultless, we really stuck it to all those Ferraris.”
Contributing to Potter’s success today was also the fact that it was completely rained out. By GRAND-AM Rolex Series rule, when qualifying is cancelled, the starting order for the race is determined by championship points. Currently sitting in the championship lead, Potter took his second career pole by default.
“Sure, sure, you can blame the rules all you want,” stated Potter. “For once, the rules worked in our favor! In all seriousness, it’s actually a great credit to the entire team. We’re here because the team has been so consistent that we’re on top in the points, so it’s really everyone at Magnus’s accomplishment.”
With weather forecasts showing rain as unlikely tomorrow, the no. 44 Flex-Box Porsche 911 GT3 Cup will take the green flag leading for the third time in team history, and second in Potter’s GRAND-AM career. The race will be broadcast live on SPEED at 4:30PM ET.
Source: Magnus Racing