Fall-Line Motorsports Press Release Elkhart Lake, WI (August 10, 2013)- During practice yesterday at Road America, the Fall-Line Motorsports team made the decision to focus their efforts on conducting additional testing working in conjunction with GRAND-AM and forego the GRAND-AM Rolex Series VisitFlorida.com Sports Car 250 race.
Despite the fact that the Audi R8 race car has celebrated great success around the world in GT3 racing as well as here in the U.S., as they won the Daytona 24 Hour race earlier this year, Fall-Line's Audi R8 GRAND-AM customer racing program was launched only eight weeks ago.
"Fall-Line has only two races under their belt with the Audi R8 customer racing program with little to no time to test and develop the race car," said Mark Boden, Fall-Line driver and principal. "The current car configuration does not allow both Fall-Line and its drivers to race at its optimum level delivering the results expected by the team, its drivers, Audi, the series and ultimately our many fans. We need to collectively look and prepare for the bigger picture and develop a package that is worthy to campaign against the other world-class marques and teams in the newly defined series in 2014."
The decision to withdraw from Road America underscores the team's dedication to its drivers and to further develop the customer racing program to campaign for the newly forged 2014 United SportsCar Racing Series GTD Championships.
"Fall-Line Motorsports, like Audi, is a customer driven company and therefore this is the right decision to make," said Michael Harvey, Fall-Line's team manager. "Obviously it's a disappointment to have to withdraw from a race, more so since Road America is considered our home race with our headquarters a couple of hours away.
The Fall-Line Motorsports team, with the support of Audi Sport customer racing, is working with GRAND-AM and looks forward to future races.
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. www.fall-linemotorsports.com @FallLineMotors www.facebook.com/Falllinemotorsports
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