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Team Falken Tire Porsche Ready With Major Rebuild After Fire Team Falken Tire Porsche 911 GT3 RSR Ready to Race in Utah Today After Saturday Fire; Rebuild, Installation Lap Complete in Plenty of Time for Green Flag Tooele, Utah - July 11 -- A...

Team Falken Tire Porsche Ready With Major Rebuild After Fire

Team Falken Tire Porsche 911 GT3 RSR Ready to Race in Utah Today After Saturday Fire; Rebuild, Installation Lap Complete in Plenty of Time for Green Flag

Tooele, Utah - July 11 -- A day after its Porsche 911 GT3 RSR went up in flames during practice, Team Falken Tire was back at it in the Miller Motorsports Park pit lane during the lead-up to the Larry H. Miller Dealerships Utah Grand Prix. Bryan Sellers took the Porsche out for an installation lap first thing Sunday morning, and the team spent more than an hour practicing pit stops in preparation for the fourth round of the 2010 American Le Mans Series.

Sellers was at the wheel Saturday morning when the rear of the car caught fire. He pulled into pit entry and exited the car as smoke moved from the rear of the car toward the front. The team replaced nearly - if not all of - every component piece from the seats to the rear of the car including suspension, bodywork, engine and mounts, brake parts^athe list goes on.

Sellers said the car felt fine following the installation lap. The crew finished most of the rear rebuild Saturday afternoon, and Sellers and recent 24 Hours of Le Mans GT2 winner Wolf Henzler will start today's two-hour, 45-minute race from the rear of the field.

-source: porsche motorsport

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Series ALMS
Drivers Bryan Sellers
Teams Team Falken Tire