Fall–Line Motorsports have big ambitions for the first race of the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge at Daytona International Speedway this week.
In theory the aim for each of the Grand Sport class BMW M3 to each improve just one position from their 2012 result might not sound like much. However, when you realise that only way to do that is for the team to sweep the podium in the BMW Performance 200 on Friday the scale of the task becomes apparent.
The six drivers – two to each car for the two hour, 30 minute maximum race – include five of those who clinched second, third and fourth 12 months ago.
Both drivers of the caboose in the Fall-Line train in 2012 – if fourth in a race with 40 cars in the GS class can considered the rear – Al Carter and Hugh Plumb will drive the #45 M3 Coupe. After completing the podium last year Mark Boden and Bryan Sellers, returning for a second year in the series with Fall-Line around his ALMS and Rolex Series duties at Daytona with Brumos Racing, will drive the #46.
The only change in drivers comes in the team for whom the one-place better target is arguably the biggest step. Charles Espenlaub finished second in 2012 with Charles Putman but will try and move into Victory Lane with Brett Sandberg to begin the 2013 campaign.
“Fall-Line is very excited to be starting the 2013 season with the BMW Performance 200,” said team manager Michael Harvey. “We are very proud to bring some new partners in Trim-Tex & Beverage Flavours to the Grand-Am paddock along with a new to Fall-Line driver, Brett Sandberg. The whole Fall-Line crew has worked tirelessly over the winter and we look forward to bringing BMW back to the winners circle.”