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Seeing Double at VIR with Park Place Motorsports

Park Place Motorsports will have viewers seeing double at VIRginia International Raceway running both the No. 7 and No. 77 VOLT Lighting Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR entries driven by Alan Brynjolfsson and co-driver Trent Hindman.

The No. 7 Porsche continues its run in the Pirelli GT4 America Sprint series with Brynjolfsson as the lone driver. Brynjolfsson comes to VIR after competing in back-to-back street races. At the St. Petersburg Grand Prix he walked home a winner in Race One and earned a sixth-place finish respectively in Race Two. Brynjolfsson finished fourth in the Am class at the Long Beach Grand Prix.

The No. 77 is back in action after a two-month break between Pirelli GT4 America EAST race weekends. Co-driver Trent Hindman joins Brynjolfsson in the No. 77 VOLT Lighting Porsche. They kicked off the GT4 America EAST series at Circuit of Americas back in March taking home a second-place finish and a win.

Running both series equals extra track time for Brynjolfsson along with additional opportunity to add to his points lead. Brynjolfsson walks into the weekend as the current leader in both the EAST Pro-Am Drivers and Sprint Am Driver category standings. Rather than focusing on merely winning, the Park Place Motorsports crew has looked at each race weekend as a points grab from the start.

VIR plays host to Round 2 of the GT4 America EAST and Round 3 of the GT4 America Sprint series. The Alton, Virginia road course offers up multiple configurations; Park Place Motorsports will compete on the full 3.27-mile course for 230 minutes of sprint racing.

Director of Race Operations Mike Johnson has his hands full with the No. 7 and No. 77 Porsche’s, but he’s confident the team is prepared for the challenge.

“This is definitely going to be a challenge for all of us trying to run four races in one weekend,” Johnson said. “Especially for Alan, but he is very prepared for the event. With help from Porsche, having a reliable car makes it a whole lot easier. Trent and Alan won the Sprint X race overall at VIR last year, though it was in a Mustang, so hopefully, we can keep the streak alive.”

The weekend at VIRginia International Raceway gets underway Friday, April 26 with practice. Things heat up Saturday, 27 with qualifying for both GT4 America Sprint and GT4 America EAST taking place at 8:55 a.m. and again at 9:20 a.m. EDT. Race One for Pirelli GT4 America Sprint goes green at 1:05 p.m. with Pirelli GT4 America EAST Race One closing out the day with a 4:50 p.m. start time.

Source. Park Place Motorsports


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