Following his 4th and 2nd place finishes in rounds 1 and 2 at Sebring, Brian Alder heads to Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala. April 21-22, for rounds 3 and 4 of IMSA Prototype Challenge Championship. He’ll be driving the No. 22 TOP1 Oil MPC car.
The Mazda Prototype Challenge series has never competed at Barber. Given how quick and nimble these cars are, and how the complex 2.38-mile road course rewards those two characteristics, expect a very competitive race.
“The field is really competitive this season,” said Brian. “Hopefully, we can continue our success building on the strong start at Sebring. Like all the other teams, our goal is to be in the running for the Championship. Given our relationship with Top1 Oil, we’d really like to bring them a win. We’re extremely proud of our relationship. Knowing we have a partner whose product actually helps win races, well… that’s a pretty special.”
“Top1 will be with us at Barber, “ added Brian. “They’ll be here meeting with fans and giving out information about their products and the benefits to using Top1 in your daily driver. Like I say, we trust it in the race car, so it has to be good!”
Brian’s No. 22 car will again carry a red livery emphasizing his continued partnership with TOP1 Oil.
The first of the two 45-minute IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda races will take the green flag at 3:45 p.m. CDT on Friday, April 21, while race two takes place Saturday at 12:00 p.m. That race will stream live from 11:50 to 12:45 p.m. CDT on IMSA.TV.
Delayed television coverage of the IMSA Prototype Challenge Races at Barber Motorsports Park will be provided on May 4, 2017 on Fox Sports 2 (FS2). The broadcast will also be available on YouTube 24 hours after it airs on television.