Fall-Line Motorsports Press Release
Buffalo Grove, IL (September 4, 2013) - The Fall-Line Motorsports GT program is coming off a strong finish at Kansas Speedway where just a few short weeks ago the team and their Audi R8 captured a top-5 finish in only their fifth race with the newly-formed GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series team.
This weekend at the Continental Tires Sports Car Festival at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, the team aims to improve upon that 5th place finish and put the #46 B+ Foundation/ Fall-Line Motorsports Audi R8 GRAND-AM on the podium with the duo of drivers Al Carter and Bryan Sellers teaming up for the two-hour-forty-five minute race. Carter, who hails from Greenville, Del., has driven the Audi R8 at two previous events this year; first at Watkins Glen and most recently at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He has been extremely busy at the racetrack getting lots of seat time every chance he can get. He recently drove a four-hour endurance race at New Jersey Motorsports Park and then followed it up with the American Le Mans event in Baltimore last weekend.
Bryan Sellers has been equally as busy, racing last weekend against his teammate this weekend in Carter at Baltimore. Sellers drove the Audi R8 for the first time at Kansas Speedway just over two weeks ago and ran very strong, turning the third fastest lap of the race.
As the Fall-Line Motorsports GRAND-AM GT program continues to excel due in part to the support of Audi Sport Customer Racing, the last two races on the 2013 schedule will be their best. Finishing up the season strong and showcasing the performance of the R8 and the talents of the drivers and team has been the short-term objective and the team is determined to meet those lofty goals.
Al Carter: "I am pulling double duty for Fall-Line this weekend, so I am preparing myself for a busy and exciting weekend. Without points as a concern, and Fall-Line having several races with the Audi R8 under their belt, we will be driving hard for a podium finish."
Bryan Sellers: "It will be easy to roll into the race with Al (Carter) and get a good rhythm. We are very familiar with each other as Fall-Line teammates and I am looking forward to driving with him in the B+ Foundation Audi. At Kansas, we learned a lot about the race-ability of the car and where we need to improve that. We have also been afforded a B.O.P. [Balance of Performance adjustment] from GRAND-AM that should improve the racecar. I am looking forward to getting back into the B+ Foundation/Fall-Line Audi and seeing the differences."
Michael Harvey, Team Manager: "Since Kansas the Fall-Line crew has been extremely busy preparing for the last two events of 2013. With great support from Audi Sport Customer Racing we have made great strides in better understanding the package we have and head to Laguna looking to better our 5th place from the last event. I am excited for both Bryan and Al to drive together as we aim for the podium."
The Continental Tire Sports Car Festival-Rolex Sports Car Series at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California is scheduled for Sunday, September 8th at 5p ET and will be broadcast LIVE on Fox Sports 1.
Fall-Line Motorsports is a premiere builder and fabricator of race cars 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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ABOUT THE B+ FOUNDATION: The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation honors the memory of Andrew McDonough. Andrew's mom, dad and sister founded The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation. The overall goal of The B+ Foundation is to "Do Good". During the racing season, Al Carter and Hugh Plumb visit kids with cancer in hospitals before racing events to make a positive difference and keep the "B+" message alive through outreach efforts and talks. The B+ Foundation provides financial assistance to families of children with cancer nationwide. In the last two years, The B+ Foundation awarded over $1,000,000 to families of children with cancer while giving over $500,000 to support research efforts. Information about the Foundation and its activities can be found at www.BePositive.org.
Photo credit: Wes Duenkel Motorsport Photography / Fall-Line Motorsports