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Park Place Commits to 24H COTA With GT3 Pro Entry

Trent Hindman, Spencer Pumpelly headline VOLT Racing-backed GT3 effort…

Photo: Jake Galstad/IMSA

Park Place Motorsports has confirmed its entry for this weekend’s 24H COTA, with a VOLT Racing-entered Porsche 911 GT3 R set to compete for overall honors in the season-ending 24H Series Continents powered by Hankook round.

The Texas-based squad, regulars in IMSA and SRO America competition, will field a previous-gen 2016-spec Porsche for Trent Hindman, Spencer Pumpelly, Richard Heistand and Alan Brynjolfsson.

It is one of four cars in the A6-Pro class that also includes a WeatherTech-sponsored Black Falcon-run Mercedes-AMG GT3 for Ben Keating, Jeroen Bleekemolen, Felipe Fraga and Cooper MacNeil.

The race will mark Brynjolfsson’s GT3 debut, as the VOLT-backed driver closes in on securing the Porsche Cup

“This next race will be pure enjoyment,” Brynjolfsson said. “I get to finally drive and experience the superior power, braking and downforce of a GT3 car; something that I can’t believe I haven’t done yet.

“I’m jumping right in with a 24-hour race, but I’m backed by some awesome co-drivers; Trent Hindman, Spencer Pumpelly and Richard Heistand.

“My only worry is I’ll get hooked and have to double my budget for next year.”

Recently crowned IMSA GT Daytona champion Hindman added: “Having that recent experience of running there will help with Alan’s transition into a GT3 car for the first time.

“It’s awesome to be a part of his progression and I think he will adapt very well to the pace of the car. It’s just nice to have the band back together for one last time in 2019.”

A total of eight GT3-spec cars are on the final version of the entry list for the race, which features 29 cars, down from the initial 53 that Creventic had initially published. 

Track action at Circuit of The Americas kicks off on Thursday with qualifying on Friday afternoon. 

The first part of the race, an 11-hour block, is slated to start on Saturday at 11:30 am. CT, with the race resuming at 8 a.m. on Sunday for the final 13 hours to the finish.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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