Jon Fogarty and The Red Dragon Return to Lime Rock Park
Rounds 10 and 11 of the 2016 Pirelli World Challenge
The Pirelli World Challenge Canadian Grand Prix Presented by Bentley
Jon Fogarty, No. 99 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing™ McLaren 650S GT3
May 27-28, 2016
Racetrack: Lime Rock Park, Lakeville, CT
1.5-mile road course, features 7 turns
GT Races: Race 1: Friday, 5/27 at 4:55 pm ET, Race 2: Saturday, 5/28 at 4:00 pm ET
TV: CBS SPORTS on Sunday, June 5th at 4pm ET
Live streaming of the race is available on www.world-challenge.com
Live updates are available throughout the weekend at www.gainscoracing.com
Lime Rock Test: Thunderstorms in the morning and a dry afternoon provided the GAINSCO crew with plenty of diversity during the promotor’s test day on Tuesday at Lime Rock Park. Fogarty and his engineer John Ward welcomed the varied conditions as it allowed the team to develop a setup for wet conditions and continued development of the McLaren 650S GT3 in the dry. “We rolled off with a setup that felt pretty good. The weather changed our test plan a bit, but we definitely took advantage of it with a solid run in the wet,” commented Jon Fogarty.
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Previously at Lime Rock Park: Jon Fogarty and his crew have plenty of experience racing at the legendary park. The team competed there while racing in the Rolex Sports Car Series from 2009-2013. Fogarty started third in four of five races there and finished on the podium once (2012). He scored a victory at Lime Rock early in his career while racing in the Barber Dodge Pro Series in 2000.
Jon Fogarty: “It’s neat to be a part of this Memorial Day weekend event at Lime Rock. It’s a big event here, which is special. The weather may be the biggest challenge, but we ran in the rain during our test here Tuesday, which was good as it was our first time in the rain with the McLaren 650S GT3. Lime Rock is unique…it is all right turns with the exception of one corner. It requires a different type of setup, one that requires the car to turn right better than left…similar in some ways to oval racing. It’s a short lap which allows a lot of laps and that is good for us. We are coming off of a very difficult weekend at Mosport. We always arrive with the intention of winning, but we are also approaching the weekend similar to a test as we make sure we have a platform to improve and go forward from here on out.”
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GAINSCO, Inc. is a U.S. holding company specializing in automobile insurance, automotive sales and service, auto racing and investments. GAINSCO was established in 1978 as a Texas corporation and is based in Dallas, Texas, with a regional office in Miami, Florida. GAINSCO’s insurance company subsidiary is MGA Insurance Company, Inc.
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About GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing™: GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing has been committed to excellence in road racing since its formation in 2001. Since its inception, the team has earned two championships, 16 victories and 31 pole positions. Their legacy of all-star drivers includes Bob Stallings, two-time Daytona Prototype Champions Alex Gurney and Jon Fogarty, six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Jimmie Johnson, two-time IndyCar Champion Jimmy Vasser, GT Champion Darren Law, C.A.R.T. Champion Cristiano da Matta and celebrated American drivers Memo Gidley and Rocky Moran Jr. The GAINSCO Auto Insurance/McLaren 650S GT3 competes in the Pirelli World Challenge Series with American driver Jon Fogarty. .
About McLaren GT: McLaren GT is the GT race car manufacturing arm of McLaren Group established to develop, build and support the GT racing and track derivatives of the 12C sports car, and the 650S GT3. Based in Woking, Surrey at the former home of McLaren Racing, the company is responsible for the design, development and production of the GT3 variants of the 12C and 650S, the 12C GT Can-Am Edition and the 12C GT Sprint.