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Gar Robinson Qualifies in Top 10 in No. 74 Lone Star Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 at the Detroit Grand Prix

Gar Robinson Qualifies in Top 10 in No. 74 Lone Star Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 at the Detroit Grand Prix

01.06.2019: .....on Belle Isle Robinson, Lawson Aschenbach and Lone Star Racing Set for Second IMSA GT Daytona (GTD) Race Saturday at the Detroit Grand Prix Gar Robinson qualified the No. 74 Lone Star R

.....on Belle Isle


Robinson, Lawson Aschenbach and Lone Star Racing Set for Second IMSA GT Daytona (GTD) Race Saturday at the Detroit Grand Prix

 


Gar Robinson qualified the No. 74 Lone Star Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 on the outside of row five today at the Detroit Grand Prix on Belle Isle where he will co-drive with Lawson Aschenbach in Saturday’s IMSA GT Daytona (GTD) race.


Scheduled to start at 12:40 p.m. EDT, tomorrow's 100-minute race on the Belle Isle street circuit can be seen live on the NBC Sports Network with coverage beginning at 12:30 p.m. EDT.


Lone Star Racing, Robinson and Aschenbach have all experienced success in a variety of professional races at Belle Isle, but this weekend is the first time they compete together on the challenging 2.3-mile circuit.


“We kept the car off the walls and have a pretty good Mercedes-AMG GT3 for the race tomorrow,” said Robinson, who qualified 10th today. “We showed pretty good pace at the end of the practice sessions, compared to everyone else, and I think Lawson and I will put on a pretty good show tomorrow. The track races well and I love racing here.” 


Born and raised in Texas, Robinson now calls the Motor City his second home. In four Trans Am Series races on the circuit, Robinson has never missed the podium and scored a Trans Am 2 class win in 2017.


Today Robinson turned his best time of 1:31.970 (91.986 mph) on his ninth and final flying lap in the 15-minute GTD qualifying session.


“With me, the more time I spend in the car the more the speed will come,” Robinson said. “Through today, I dropped four or five seconds off of my lap times, and this is certainly the fastest I have ever gone around this track before. I am excited for tomorrow.”


Once Robinson steps out of the car after his race-opening shift tomorrow, Aschenbach will take over for the run to the checkered flag.


“This is not the easiest track to just show up and run a GT3 car on,” Aschenbach said. “Gar has been here a lot, and that really helps, but getting used to a GT3 car with all of the downforce and maximizing the braking can be a challenge. He is doing a very good job of learning very quickly and I know he will do a good job in the race.”



Lone Star Racing took a GTA class win at Belle Isle in Pirelli World Challenge competition during the 2014 season. Team owner and driver Dan Knox drove to that victory, with many of the current team members carrying over from that season to this year’s campaign that began one race ago at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.


Competing with the support of ACS Manufacturing and 74 Ranch resort, the remaining races on Lone Star Racing’s five-race 2019 schedule include Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Road America and VIRginia International Raceway.

 

 

Race-day Saturday begins with a 20-minute morning warm-up session at 8:20 a.m. EDT with that afternoon’s race set to go green at 12:40 p.m. EDT.



 
 
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