Look Who’s Leading the GT Standings!

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Magnus Racing opened its second season of GRAND-AM Rolex Series competition with a pair of milestones.

John Potter (left) scored a career-best third in the Grand Prix of Miami, joined by Magnus Racing teammate Craig Stanton.

Driver/owner John Potter opened the year by equaling his career-best finish by placing fourth in the production-based GT class in the Rolex 24 At Daytona.

Then, Potter and Craig Stanton celebrated the team’s first Rolex Series podium finish in the Grand Prix of Miami, finishing third in the No. 44 Magnus Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 Cup.

As a result, Potter and Stanton hold the championship lead in the GT standings entering the Porsche 250 on April 9 at Barber Motorsports Park – the first time that the second-year team led the points. They have 58 points, three more than Rolex 24 winners Steven Bertheau and Spencer Pumpelly.

“It’s early in the season, and we have a long way to go,” Potter said. “We would be where we are without all the positive energy on the team. We’ve got to keep fighting. We’re optimistic, but we don’t want to get too excited. We still have 10 more of these to go. We’ve got a good car, thanks to a great crew. I think we will be competitive at Barber.”

Stanton has been a GRAND-AM regular since 2001. He won the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge GS title in 2004 and the Rolex Series GT crown in 2005.

“Right now, I think we’ve got the strongest GT field that we’ve ever had, and I can’t wait to go head to head with the other teams,” Stanton said. “It’s so deep with talent and the technology there. I’m ready, and I’m going to bring my A game. Magnus Racing is right on track, and everybody is super pumped. Nobody is training as hard as I am. I’m like a caged cat or a prize fighter – ready to peak and take the challenge.”

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