- Carlin Sanderson
Wright Motorsports Closes out the IMSA GT3 Cup Season in Good Spirits
BRASELTON,GA (October 12, 2018) - Coming into the final stop on the IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge schedule, Wright Motorsports knew to expect a show from Road Atlanta. It didn't disappoint as two podium finishes for Max Root and Charlie Luck highlighted a bittersweet weekend for their three Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars.
Adapting and overcoming was the phrase of the weekend for Charlie Luck, who rolled into Atlanta with a ten-point advantage in the championship standings. Unfortunately, despite his quick times, those hopes slipped away after an unlucky Race 1 placed him toward the back of the starting grid. With Thursday's race behind him, a brilliant race two saw him fight all the way up to a third place podium, locking him in the second place championship slot.
It was another strong showing for Max Root. After starting dicing with Robischon for the lead, Root was able to maintain his second place starting position and seal a second place finish - along with a fourth place qualifying position for Race 2. Unfortunately, Race 2 didn't play out in Root's favor as an early incident set him back-though the Hurley Haywood scholar leaves the season behind with a fourth in the championship and heaps of momentum for the upcoming season.
Anthony Imperato saw a weekend of tremendous potential as his second and third place qualifying positions yielded him two fourth place finishes at Road Atlanta.
About Wright Motorsports
Wright Motorsports is the premier Porsche race engineering facility in Ohio and a multi-series, international racing team known for superb car preparation, expert race strategy and driver development. Located in Batavia, Ohio near Cincinnati, it is owned and directed by John Wright, a certified Porsche factory-trained technician. As a crew chief John Wright has played a key role in winning eight driver and seven team championships in World Challenge, IMSA (ALMS) and the Grand-Am Rolex Series. Wright Motorsports won the team championship in Porsche GT3 Cup USA in 2012, 2013 and 2015. In 2017, the team secured the Pirelli World Challenge Overall, Sprint, Team and Manufacturer's titles. With two podiums on the season, the group currently campaigns a Porsche 911 GT3 R in the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship for Patrick Long and Christina Nielsen. For more information see wrightmotorsports.com and follow the team on Twitter and Facebook.