SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Veteran sports car competitor Andy Lally will return to Magnus Racing in 2018.
While exact details of the program have not yet been announced, the Long Island native will return for his sixth season with the team after previously driving for Magnus Racing from 2012 through 2016.
“It’s great to have Andy back with the team,” said Magnus Racing team owner John Potter. “The relationship between Andy and our team has always been strong, and we’re thrilled to see him return for 2018. The extent of our program is still a work in progress, but it’s a great testament to our organization that Andy is willing to return after having a strong 2017, and we’re thrilled to have him. The specifics of next year are still a work in progress, but we’re excited to secure a major piece of the puzzle.”
In Lally’s debut drive for the team, Magnus Racing took their first victory by winning the 50th Running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, following that up with winning the inaugural Brickyard Grand Prix en route to capturing the North American Endurance Cup. Since that time, the team would take four more victories, including the 2014 12 Hours of Sebring, 2016 Rolex 24 at Daytona and 2016 North American Endurance Championship.
“I couldn’t be happier to return to my family at Magnus,” said Lally, who drove for Michael Shank Racing’s factory Acura program in 2017. “Some of my best memories in my career are with the team, and it’s great to return with them in 2018. I would really like to express my gratitude to Michael Shank Racing and HPD for a tremendous 2017, and it was not an easy decision to return to John Potter and everyone at Magnus, but it felt like the right move. There’s a lot in motion right now, but I believe we’ll immediately be in a position to contend, and I’m excited to get the season going.”
Magnus Racing joined the Pirelli World Challenge series after previously competing in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship through 2016.