BAR1 Takes Two Spots on the Podium at Circuit of the Americas

Battling though challenges, BAR1 Motorsports finished 2nd and 3rd at the Advanced Auto Parts Sportscar Challenge at Circuit of the Americas this past weekend. The No. 26 car currently resides second in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship team points, while the No. 20 remains in third place.

The line up for the weekend featured Buddy Rice and Don Yount in the No. 20 Gas Monkey Energy Drink car along side of Nick Boulle and Stefan Wilson in the No. 26 de Boulle / McFadden & Miller / Canoe Studios / Top1 Oil car.

“We were struggling a bit finding speed early in the week,” said team owner, Brian Alder. “All the drivers did a great job of giving the engineers feedback and by race day we were quick.”

“Nick [Boulle] and Stefan [Wilson] worked really well together,” Brian added. “Both drivers were quick and had the lead in hand. A slight miscue in the pits put them back and delegated them to second. They did well, though.”

“Unfortunately, the No. 20  developed a noise in the gearbox,” Brian continued. “Rather than risk more damage, we decided to park the car before a small problem became a big problem.  ”

“We know we’ve got a winning program, we just need a few things to go our way,” said Brian. “The team remains confident… and we’ll show up in Detroit ready for battle. It’s racing… and this what you prepare for.”

BAR1 will be at Belle Isle in Detroit, June 2nd and 3rd for the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic.

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