Elkhart Lake, WI (August 11, 2013) – Following two perfect races in the Continental Tires Sports Car Challenge series where Fall-Line Motorsports found themselves in victory lane, the team was going for three-in-a-row at Road America yesterday but fell just short. The three-car team of BMW M3s performed flawlessly, but in the end, the race was one based on fuel mileage and all three cars had to pit in the closing laps for a splash of fuel. Nevertheless, all three cars finished in the top-10, scoring valuable points and continuing the momentum that began just a few races ago at Watkins Glen. Road America is not a strong track for the BMWs so to have all three cars finish in the top-10 is a considerable success. The #46 car finished 5th, the #48 7th and the #45 finished 10th at yesterday’s race at Road America.
A crew member was hit in pit lane by another car that stopped for service and clipped him upon exiting the pits. Harrison Gillette injured his arm but is mostly just sore and bruised. We, at Fall-Line, are thankful for the helmet rule that GRAND-AM put into place in the CTSCC series earlier this season which helps to make pit lane incidents
The #46 Trim-Tex Drywall Products/ Fall-Line Motorsports BMW was driven by Mark Boden and David Donohue this weekend. Both Boden and Donohue have a lot of experience around the 4-mile track and their skill showed. Donohue crossed the finish line in 5th just as cars all around him were running out of gas but the #45 had enough to make it to the end because they stopped for a splash and didn’t gamble on a late yellow. It was a smart move because the last 75 minutes of the race were all green flag laps. Boden moved up to 6th in overall GS driver standings following their 5th place result.
The #48 Cirocco Ozzimo/ Atlas Acon/ DFL Interiors/ Fall-Line Motorsports BMW driven by Trent Hindman and Charles Espenlaub started 2n
d and led several laps of the 2.5 – hour race. Hindman drove the first stint (an hour fifteen minutes) and it was great to see this young talent up front. The #48 was very strong and turned the third fastest lap of the race. Espenlaub still sits fourth in GS driver standings and is just four points out of third. Continuing to have consistent results in the #48 is key to finishing in the top-three in the Championship and a goal for the team.
Al Carter and Hugh Plumb finished 10th in the #45 Eagle/ B+ Foundation/ Fall-Line Motorsports BMW. Plumb started 6th and had a great start, running as high as 5th. Al Carter took over the reigns after 30 minutes and drove a long two-hour stint. He was running 6th when he had to pit for a splash of fuel just four laps from the checkered flag.
Team Manager Michael Harvey:“We came to Road America with realistic expectations for the Fall-Line BMW’s and I am pleased with the result. The Fall-Line BMW’s performed perfectly all weekend and the crew did a marvelous job as always. With so little time before the next race our drivers did a great job optimizing speed and performance with a cautious approach to bring the cars back. We now look forward to Kansas, which will be a great track for the Fall-Line BMW’s. I would like to thank David (Donohue) for stepping in and doing a great job at Road America.”
Next up is next weekend’s SFP Grand Prix at Kansas Speedway on Saturday August 25. This will be the series’ first time racing in Kansas. To watch a replay of the Road America race, you can view it on August 17 at 3:00 PM ET on FOX Sports 2.
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
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.
Atlas Acon Electric Service Corp.:
With a reputation spanning over 50 years, Atlas-Acon provides full-service electrical contracting for new construction, renovations, as well ongoing service and maintenance in the commercial and industrial markets in the greater New York area. Atlas-Acon works with some of the largest general contractors, construction managers, architects and engineers utilizing its vast expertise to manage project-specific schedules in a cost effective manner. The construction needs of its corporate clients are diverse and unique and Atlas-Acon prides itself on creating and developing innovative solutions.
Cirocco & Ozzimo Inc. is a commercial exterior and interior renovation contractor serving the Tri-State area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Cirocco & Ozzimo is recognized as us one of the top concrete firms in the New York City metro area and specializes in masonry, plaster and fireproofing to Building Owners, General Contractors and Consultants for building renovations and new construction.