Fall-Line Motorsports heads to Laguna Seca full of confidence following a successful 12 Hours of Sebring.
The duo of Charlie Putman and Charles Espenlaub battled to sixth place at the 12 Hours, having been on course for a podium before an incident with a prototype car ended their charge. They now sit in 21st place in the overall GTD driver standings.
The upcoming round at Laguna Seca marks the first sprint race of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season, with the event split into two two-hour races, one for GTD and Prototype Challenge class cars and the second for Prototypes and GTLM machinery.
“Mazda Raceway at Laguna will be our first short race of the year and thus we only have two drivers,” said Putman. “Back to just ‘”the Charlies” in the Audi R8 LMS will be fun, but yet challenging for us. The layoff between races presents more challenges for the team than you might imagine. We were just getting into our groove at Sebring, and the entire team will have to concentrate in order to pick up where we left off. Charles and I have been busy testing and racing to stay ready and the crew has had time to go through the #46 and get ready for the tough schedule ahead. We are chomping at the bit. Let the fun begin!”
“It’s great to get back to racing again, this break has been quite long but has enabled us to do much work in preparation for the hectic schedule coming up,” added team manager Michael Harvey. “It’s always great to race at Mazda Raceway and this event represents the first track of 2014 that we raced in 2013 with our Audi. Charlie and Charles are ready after just coming back from some running at the Nurburgring. As always the GTD field is the most competitive in the TUDOR series and this weekend is the first time all teams will be running just their regular two driver pairings, so we are excited to get going.”