GRAND-AM Road Racing: Magnus Racing Files First Entry for 49th Rolex 24

By Auto News Log • December 6th, 2010

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Magnus Racing filed the first entry for the 2011 Rolex 24 At Daytona, entering a brand-new No. 44 Porsche 911 GT3 Rolex Cup for John Potter and Craig Stanton.

The second-year GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 team, headquartered in Salt Lake City with an additional facility in Long Island, is coming off a successful test at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Now, they are looking to better their fifth-place result from the 2010 Rolex 24 – one of the team’s three top-five finishes in its debut season.

“It’s a rare achievement for a GT team to come in first overall in the Rolex Series, even if it’s filing the first entry,” said Potter. “Now we’d like to follow it up on the race track.

“We’re happy to be part of the Porsche family,” Potter added. “We have a great new 911 and learned a lot about it at Homestead.”
Potter plans to add additional drivers for the Rolex 24 in the near future. Stanton said that filing entries early was part of the team’s overall plan for the upcoming season.

“We want to be ramped up super early on everything for 2011,” Stanton said. “We’re excited to be first entering the race, but we plan to show up early and be prepped early – not only for the Rolex 24, but all season. That’s the key to winning races and championships.”

Stanton is training a triathlon every day, doing three different activites for at least one hour each. Monday’s “triathlon” involved lifting, rowing and climbing.

The next Rolex Series activity will be the Jan. 7-9 Roar Before the Rolex 24 testing at Daytona International Speedway. The 49th running of America’s premier endurance race is set for Jan. 29-30.

Source: GRAND-AM Road Racing


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