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Magnus Racing to Offer $25 Bounty on Turner Motorsport for VIR
Ganassi isn’t the only team with a price on them.

Anyone who’s ever been to Danville, Virginia, knows that $25 will go a long way in that city.

John Potter

May 8, 2011 (Salt Lake City, Utah) -- Following GRAND-AM’s recent announcement to reward $25,000 to any GRAND-AM Daytona Prototype team who can beat the mighty Chip Ganassi Racing team at this weekend’s Bosch Engineering 250 at Virginia International Raceway, the fourth round of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask no. 16, Magnus Racing has decided to add their own stake in to the program by offering an astounding $25* to anyone who can beat Turner Motorsport in the GT ranks.

Having won every sprint race during the 2011 GRAND-AM Rolex GT season, the no. 94 Turner Motorsport BMW M3 has proven to be a strong force in the GT class. All too aware of the benefits of Turner’s light, agile chassis combined with strong V-8 power, the gang at Magnus Racing has pooled their resources to give a strong incentive to the entire GT paddock.

For Owner and Driver John Potter, all too aware of the expenses involved in racing, the cost vs. reward of challenging the no. 94 was well worth it.

“Anyone who’s ever been to Danville, Virginia, knows that $25 will go a long way in that city,” stated Potter. “Turner Motorsport has done a good job running as strong as they have, but it’s time this nonsense came to an end. While I would love to keep it for ourselves by taking the top step of the podium, we will happily reward anyone in GT racing who can help us achieve it.”

#44 Magnus Racing Porsche GT3: John Potter, Craig Stanton
#44 Magnus Racing Porsche GT3: John Potter, Craig Stanton

Photo by: Luis Betancourt

For Craig Stanton, co-driver of the no. 44 Magnus Racing Porsche GT3 Cup car, the opportunity to race for $25 is about as much as any modern professional racer can ask for.

“I’m legally forbidden to discuss the details of my contract, but let’s just say my portion of those $25 winnings would go a long way,” stated Stanton. “Everyone at Magnus Racing has worked incredibly hard to make this Porsche as competitive as it can be, and I’m glad to see the team step up with this incentive.”

Potter and Stanton are currently second in the GT class standings, two points behind the Turner Motorsport BMW after three races. Potter also sits second in the Bob Akin standings for Pro-Am drivers in the GT class. VIR was the site of the team’s strongest race in the 2010 season, when Stanton charged through the field in the final hour to cross the finish line in fourth.

-source: Magnus racing

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Craig Stanton , Chip Ganassi , Bob Akin , John Potter
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing , Turner Motorsport , Magnus Racing
Tags craig stanton, john potter, porsche, reward