Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Rolex Series: Fall-Line Motorsports GT Program earns Top-5 finish at Kansas

Fall-Line Motorsports Press Release

Kansas City, KS (August 20, 2013) - The Fall-Line Motorsports GRAND-AM Rolex GT program is still in its infancy, being "born" less than two months ago ahead of the Watkins Glen race event. This past weekend, however, Mark Boden and Bryan Sellers brought home their Audi R8 in fifth position after running a very strong race and turned the third fastest lap of the 2 hour and 45 minute race, showing the strength of the Audi R8 and the overall Audi Sport Customer Racing program.

Mark Boden started the race after qualifying in 10th position. He drove a great first stint before handing the driving duties to Bryan Sellers. Boden did a great job keeping the #46 Fall-Line Motorsports Audi R8 on the lead lap and pit with the rest of the field after 45 minutes of racing. Sellers got in the car and immediately began moving through the field. He quickly got up to speed and was running fourth when GRAND-AM mandated a drive-through penalty for an alleged pass under full course caution and Sellers had to make his way through the field for a second time. He turned the 3rd fastest lap of the GT field and easily brought home the car in 5th place. Without the questionable penalty, it could have been a podium but the team and drivers proved that they have the speed to be competitive and all the hard work and determination put in over the past two months is starting to pay off.
Mark Boden: "I thoroughly enjoyed driving the Audi R8 this past weekend. It was really a great experience to drive under the lights on the oval and the car has a ton of power and is a blast to drive. I am really pleased with the progress we have made so far and Bryan (Sellers) showed that we definitely have the speed to contend for podiums."

Bryan Sellers: "I had some very good battles in the Audi.  It was great to be back in a GRAND-AM GT car.  The racing is great and the cars are all strong in their own sections, which makes it difficult but intense racing.  We still have a lot to learn in race trim with the Audi but I think we had a good start. With Mark (Boden) being able to run strong and longer than the other drivers during his stint, we were able to have less fuel time in one of our stops, which jumped us a few positions on track, and from there I was able to pick up a few more and hold strong for a decent finish. Audi is a proven winner in motorsports and the R8 is and will be no different. It is obviously a much different car than they run in their GT3 spec so we have some learning to do but we are getting better every lap. I think the car will win races in a short amount of time."

Michael Harvey, Team Manager: "This was a good day for Fall-line Motorsports and our GT program. It is great to see some reward for all the tremendous effort by all at Fall-Line and Audi Sport Customer Racing as we all continue to become familiar with the car. Bryan and Mark drove a very sensible race to bring the car home in 5th place."

The next stop on the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series schedule Round 11 of 12 held at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on September 7-8 in Monterey, CA.

Fall-Line Motorsports is a premiere builder and fabricator of race cars for all levels of competition. Fall-Line specializes in BMW, Porsche, Audi and other high-performance makes. Fall-Line Motorsports unveiled their Grand-Am team in 2006 and won the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge GS Championship title in 2010. In addition to fielding 3 GS BMW M3's in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, Fall-Line also prepares and fabricates cars for other CTSCC teams, SCCA and NASA drivers, track day prepared and high performance street vehicles. www.fall-linemotorsports.com

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ABOUT THE B+ FOUNDATION: The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation honors the memory of Andrew McDonough. Andrew's mom, dad and sister founded The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation. The overall goal of The B+ Foundation is to "Do Good". During the racing season, Al Carter and Hugh Plumb visit kids with cancer in hospitals before racing events to make a positive difference and keep the "B+" message alive through outreach efforts and talks. The B+ Foundation provides financial assistance to families of children with cancer nationwide. In the last two years, The B+ Foundation awarded over $1,000,000 to families of children with cancer while giving over $500,000 to support research efforts. Information about the Foundation and its activities can be found at www.BePositive.org.