TruSpeed Motorsports wrapped up their 2012 Pirelli World Challenge season by placing all four of its drivers in the top 10 at Sonoma this weekend, helping Porsche claim 3rd place in the manufacturer’s championship as a result. Led by Lawson Aschenbach, who finished 4th in Sunday’s race in the #1 PrivacyStar / Entrust Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, the team collected a haul of manufacturer’s points, but in the end missed splitting the two factory efforts of Cadillac and Volvo by a single, lone point.
Brett Sandberg collected his best result of the season with a 6th place finish in the #47 Monticello Motor Club Porsche as former Pirelli World Challenge GT driver’s champion Brandon Davis claimed an impressive 7th with zero testing in the #46 PrivacyStar / NADAGuides.com Porsche. Jeff Courtney got off to his best start of the season and went on to finish 9th in the GT class, giving TruSpeed an impressive showing at the undulating, hilly Northern California road course.
Tyler Tadevic, TruSpeed’s Team Manager said, “While we’re bummed to have missed 2nd in the manufacturer’s championship on Porsche’s behalf, we’re proud of our team’s effort over this whole season. Coming into this last round, we had aimed to split the two factory efforts, and came within a single point of spoiling Volvo’s season. I say that with a lot of respect; they’ve been stiff competition all season, and if you look at the results, they’ve had the car to beat all year. They’ve either DNFed out of races or they’ve taken the pole and race wins. We’ve been the privateer team to beat all year, and at times we’ve been the best on the track too, so that’s encouraging. Without the resources of the GM or the Volvo factories, we feel like we’ve more than held our own, and we’re excited to get back to it after a winter of development and testing.”
He continued, “We’ve had a huge cast of characters that deserve a big thanks this year, but especially so to our partners at PrivacyStar, Entrust, Corsa Car Care, Eibach, Justice Brothers and Zoro Tools. Our drivers Lawson, Brett, Brandon, Jeff, Justin Marks, Tomy Drissi and Madison Snow were a pleasure to work with this season, and we’re eager to continue our relationship with all of them. It’s definitely worth noting that Madison won the Pirelli World Challenge Rookie of the Year award too, and he’s still only 16 years old!”
TruSpeed will announce its 2013 plans in due course, but fans and media alike can expect an expanded schedule and for the team to add races in more racing series across North America.
TruSpeed Motorsports was founded in 2001 by Rob and Charles Morgan, over the years racing in the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series, the IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge and World Challenge. TruSpeed runs a robust arrive-and-drive and trackday business, as well as a street and race car sales and service facility in Orange County.
For information about TruSpeed’s racing, performance car sales and service, visit: http://www.truspeed.com
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