Thursday
Mar232017

Brian Alder Second in Points Following IMSA Prototype Challenge Rounds 1& 2

Finishing 4th in round one and 2nd in round two, Brian Alder’s weekend at Sebring was a fantastic start to the IMSA Prototype Challenge season. Driving the No. 22 TOP1 Oil car, Brian was reliable and fast in the highly competitive MPC field.

“The car was great right off the trailer,” said Brian. “It continued to get better every session. In fact, our fastest lap topped the pole time from 2016. You really have to fight for track position with these cars. I got ‘punted’ in round one and had to fight my way back. So I was pretty pleased to finish 4th. The car was great in the second race. I was hoping to chase down the leader after the last restart, but just ran out of time. I’m pleased with second, though.”

“The field is really competitive this season,” added Brian. “Hopefully, we’ll build off the strong results we enjoyed here at Sebring and be in the running for the Championship.”

Brian’s No. 22 car will carry a new red livery this season emphasizing his continued partnership with TOP1 Oil.

This year, the IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda enters its 12th season as a genuine training ground for Prototype drivers and teams, much like the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge is an excellent steppingstone to the IMSA WeatherTech GT Le Mans and GT Daytona classes.

The season consists of 13 rounds, ending at Road Atlanta on the Petit Le Mans weekend, Oct. 4-7. Nine of the 13 rounds on the 2017 schedule will take place during WeatherTech Championship weekends, further adding to the exposure for the competitors.

The Sebring races will be televised on FOX Sports 2, April 6th

Click to read more ...