Fall-line Motorsports earn top-10 finish at Indy

Drivers Al Carter and Brett Sandberg competed in only their second race in their new Audi R8, finishing 9th in the GT category.

Indianapolis, IN - The Fall-Line Motorsports GRAND-AM Rolex team competed in only their second race in their new Audi R8 since taking delivery of their new car just over a month ago. The learning curve has been steep, but the team has met all expectations they set for themselves in their first two races.

#46 Fall-Line Motorsports Al Carter, Charles Espenlaub, Brett Sandberg
#46 Fall-Line Motorsports Al Carter, Charles Espenlaub, Brett Sandberg

Photo by: Michael C. Johnson

The goal at Indy was to have a clean race and finish in the top-10. Drivers Al Carter and Brett Sandberg accomplished that, running as high as 4th but finishing 9th in the GT category.

Brett Sandberg qualified the #46 B+ Foundation/ Fall-Line Motorsports Audi R8 and started the race. He and Al Carter each drove one stint, splitting the driving duties and both spending an hour and a half in the car. Both drivers drove a fantastic race and brought home a top-10 for the Fall-Line team.

Brett Sandberg: "Hats off to the Fall Line crew for doing a great job all weekend balancing the time between both series. I was very impressed with the development and balance of the car in the short period of time the team has had it. Al did a great job in the car and I am looking forward to the next race!"

Michael Harvey, Team Manager: "Another great job by all of Fall-Line Motorsports at Indy. Both of our drivers did outstanding work behind the wheel yesterday, which translated into a top-ten finish. I am so proud of this group who have come together and performed at the highest level in a very short period of time.

None of this would have been possible without the amazing support we have received from Audi both here in the U.S. and from Germany; these folks truly understand what a customer racing program should be and provide incredible support."

The only joint appearance for the GRAND-AM Rolex Series and American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón will be at Road America on August 8-11. Round 9 of the Rolex Series will be held on Saturday, with Round 6 of ALMS set for Sunday. The weekend also includes Round 8 of the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge on Saturday, Aug. 10.

Fall-Line Motorsports is a premiere builder and fabricator of racecars 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.

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