Lally Sticking With Magnus Racing
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Continuing a two-year relationship that has seen victories at Daytona, Indianapolis and the inaugural North American Endurance Championship, Andy Lally will continue with Magnus Racing into the all-new TUDOR United Sports Car Championship in 2014.
“It’s been a great run with Magnus Racing to close out the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series and even sweeter to begin a new era with the TUDOR United Sports Car Championship,” said Lally. “John Potter has done an excellent job building a great team around him, and I’m so thankful to have the opportunity to continue on. It’s very much a family here, and after our last two seasons, I feel like we have unfinished business. We came so close to winning this year’s title that it’s making everyone on the team all the hungrier, and I want to be a part of their first championship.”
Joining the team at the 50th Running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona in 2012, the relationship between Magnus Racing and Lally presented instant success by scoring the first victory in the team’s history. Six months later, the team would win their second event at the inaugural Brickyard Grand Prix en route to clinching the first-ever North American Endurance Championship.
Capping off the most recent 2013 Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series GT season together, the team would go on to take their third victory at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and carried the championship point lead into the final round.
For team owner John Potter, who took his first-ever Grand-Am victory alongside Andy Lally with another team in 2009, the choice to continue with Lally was clear.
“I’ve enjoyed a relationship with Andy that goes back well before Magnus Racing,” stated Potter. “Ever since joining our team, we’ve been fortunate enough to enjoy a lot of success together, and hopefully we can move up one step in the championship in 2014. This organization is a true team effort, and confirming Andy has been the last piece of the puzzle to ensure our plans for next year. It’s great to finally just focus forward on winning the inaugural TUDOR United Sports Car Championship GT Daytona Championship.”