DALLAS – Park Place Motorsports will return to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship next year in the GT Daytona class with Team Principal Patrick Lindsey sharing driving duties with Porsche factory driver Patrick Long.
Lindsey and Long previously raced together in 2013 under the newly formed Park Place Motorsports banner. Then running the No. 73 in the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series GT division. The duo scored multiple top-five finishes and three second-place finishes, resulting in a fifth-place finish in the championship.
Lindsey and Long are after the same goal, to win a driver and team championship together. They will take to the fight armed with the new Porsche 911 GT3 R for the new IMSA season.
“I’m extremely excited for our team this year,” Lindsey said. “We’re growing as a team, and we have the full support of Porsche Motorsport North America to chase a championship. We’re pursuing a lot this year. We’re running two new cars with the new GT3 R in WeatherTech and GT4 in the Michelin series. We’re hoping to run Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA for the second year.
“However, I do believe that we’ve never been in a better position to make the leaps we will make this year and to do them with great success. Maybe we won’t make them without setbacks or issues, but we will have success this year. Everyone on the team feels that.”
Park Place Motorsports is doubling down in Dallas with the extension of its customer program. Long helped lead the first track days held by Park Place Motorsports. While he will rejoin Park Place without plans of such an undertaking, he is familiar with the effort the team is putting forth to grow.
“Park Place is a great team and I enjoy working with them,” Long said. “They’re a group of very determined people with tremendous talent. We had some memorable moments when we last raced together, but I’m hoping we can build on those accomplishments this coming year. They’ve made great changes and additions during the offseason to the team which I’m sure will pay off during the season. I’m happy to be back with Patrick; he’s a great a teammate. Hopefully, we can make some magic happen this year.”