Potter and Keen look to replicate top-10 run for Magnus Racing's Porsche Cayman at Lime Rock
(May 26, 2010) Salt Lake City, Utah -- The short career of the No.44 Magnus Racing Porsche Cayman has been a good one, as the team's little Porsche has quickly found a place toward the front of the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge's GS class.
Embroiled in a race-long battle at the Bosch Engineering 200 at VIRginia International Raceway, Potter and Keen jumped from their 14th starting position to run as high as third. A late-race pitstop for a splash of fuel dropped them down the order but the Cayman still crossed the finish line in tenth, for the first top-10 of its three-race career.
Keen, the defending champion in the GRAND-Am Rolex Sportscar Series Presented by Crown Royal Cask No.16's GT class will again join Potter in the Cayman in Lime Rock for this weekend's Memorial Day Classic for the GS-only race. The tight and twisty 1.53-mile road course in upstate Connecticut will tip the balance of speed to the Cayman a bit more than VIR did, as it places an emphasis on chassis and minimizes advantages gained by the big horsepower cars. At last year's GT-only race in Lime Rock, Potter co-drove a Porsche 997 to a second-place finish.
"We have had the chance to test the Cayman since VIR, and we keep learning new things each time," said Potter. "We've been pleased with the performance and results to date, and Lime Rock should be a track that favors the Porsches a bit more than some of the other tracks we've been to. Horsepower still helps, but the straightaways aren't really long and you can pay a penalty if you use up your tires."