Park Place Motorsports walked away from a four-race weekend with SRO America at VIRginia International Raceway earning a pole position accompanied by bumps and bruises after unfortunate circumstances end each of the races early.
Alan Brynjolfsson suffered back-to-back tire failures on the No. 7 VOLT Lighting Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR in the GT4 America Sprint by Pirelli series. An overheating of the No. 77 VOLT Lighting Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR engine ended GT4 America Sprint X East Race One for Brynjolfsson and co-driver Trent Hindman. The GT4 East Race Two began with much hope, but a tire failure would revoke any hope of winning the race, and ultimately a brake failure took away any potential finish.
The Park Place Motorsports crew worked tirelessly overnight and into the early hours of the morning to have the engine of the No. 77 running. All effort was thrown in to salvage the remaining of what had been a points gap. At the start of the weekend, Brynjolfsson and Hindman led their respective championships with Brynjolfsson in the lead of the Am Class in the Sprint series and both Brynjolfsson and Hindman leading the East Pro/Am Class of the East series.
There was a highlight to the grim weekend, albeit it came in the form of fast laps. Park Place Motorsports showed speed in both qualifying sessions. To kick things off, Brynjolfsson qualified third in the GT4 Sprint Am Class. Hindman had everyone talking after taking pole in the GT4 East Pro/Am Class. He would also showcase that same speed in Race Two working his way up from 10th to third before the tire failure occurred.
“Well the weekend couldn’t have gone much worse for us,” said Park Place Motorsports Director of Race Operations Mike Johnson. “Four races, four flat tires, a blown engine and a crash. However, like any good team, we evaluate what went wrong and get ready for the next race which is in six days at Mid-Ohio. We’ll be ready to go again and have a little more fight in us.”
Park Place Motorsports next SRO GT4 America weekend features another double-duty weekend with both GT4 Sprint and GT4 East running at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park May 17-19. This is the lone race to take place across the border for SRO America. The weekend begins with a full day of practice Friday, May 17 before things heat up with two days of racing Saturday and Sunday.
Source. Park Place Motorsports