Millville: Magnus Racing preview

Ready to Fist Pump, Magnus Racing heads to New Jersey July 13, 2010 (Salt Lake City, Utah) -- The team in green had what could only be described as a forgettable experience at Daytona International Speedway two weeks ago, when the No. 44 Magnus...

Ready to Fist Pump, Magnus Racing heads to New Jersey

July 13, 2010 (Salt Lake City, Utah) -- The team in green had what could only be described as a forgettable experience at Daytona International Speedway two weeks ago, when the No. 44 Magnus Racing Porsche 911 GT3 Cup suffered driveline failure early in the race while team owner John Potter was slugging it out for a top-10 position in the race's first hour.

The Magnus Racing drivers, while optimistic about this weekend's upcoming NJMP 250 presented by Crown Royal, is even more upbeat about bringing the Magnus Racing party to the great state of New Jersey. Their enthusiasm for racing at New Jersey Motorsports Park has been boosted by months of catching up on their favorite New Jersey television programming.

"Living close to the beach myself, I really dig the Jersey Shore," said Craig Stanton. "I mean, those kids know how to have a good time and live it up at the beach. There are definitely some similarities between them and Magnus Racing -- no matter what, we always know how to have a good time and enjoy ourselves. With all of our completely rotten luck this year, the team is always upbeat and having a good time, and we'll be doing the same this weekend -- except this time we plan on having no problems and going straight to the front."

"I know that Craig enjoys Jersey Shore, but I prefer the Real Housewives of New Jersey," said John Potter, who it must be noted is an eligible bachelor with no Housewife of his own. "Some of their arguments and politics can't be all that different than what some of Grand-Am's car rules committees must be like. And some of them are so mean and aggressive, it wouldn't surprise me to see them in a Daytona Prototype this weekend."

Potter will again be joined by Leh Keen to contest the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, after the duo combined to finish second at last month's EMCO Gears Classic at Mid-Ohio in the No. 44 Magnus Racing Porsche Cayman in the GS class. While Keen is not as much an enthusiast of Jersey Shore as Stanton is, he must admit that the NJMP track "has curves like Snooki!"

-source: magnus racing

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Craig Stanton , Lehman Keen , John Potter
Teams Magnus Racing