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GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing Trade McLaren for Porsche

Wed, 11/30/2016
Yahoo Sports.com

Back in 2014, the IMSA series was new, and Gainsco Bob Stallings was on top of the world. They had recently updated their Corvette Daytona Prototype to the new specification (an expensive proposition) and they were running reasonable pace. An unfortunate accident in the very first round of the season at Daytona left them with a busted car and no spare cash. At the end of the 2014 season they announced they'd be entering the Pirelli World Challenge sprint series with a Hyundai Genesis coupe. Their 2015 season did not go well either. It was a new car and a new sprint racing format that the team was not used to. In 2016 the team jumped to another new car and another new class, this time still in the PWC championship. The car was a McLaren 650S GT3 and the class was PWC GT. This went a little better with the team netting a single podium at the season-opening round at COTA. Unfortunately, while they would only have one DNF on the season, their average finish was down in 9th. Considering that the KPax/Flying Lizard entered McLarens were usually found fighting for wins at the front of the field, their performance in the same car was a bit lackluster.

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