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Lone Star Racing Heads North of the Border with Gar Robinson and Lawson Aschenbach

Lone Star Racing Heads North of the Border with Gar Robinson and Lawson Aschenbach

04.07.2019: ...in No. 74 Lone Star Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 Drivers Have Had Success at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park: Robinson Second in Mercedes-AMG GT4 Last Season; Aschenbach Multiple CTMP Race Winner

...in No. 74 Lone Star Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3


Drivers Have Had Success at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park: Robinson Second in Mercedes-AMG GT4 Last Season; Aschenbach Multiple CTMP Race Winner



 


Lone Star Racing visits Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP) for this weekend’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race armed with the No. 74 Lone Star Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3, two 2019 GT Daytona (GTD) class races under its belt and a pair of drivers who have  seen success at the track.



Gar Robinson and Lawson Aschenbach, running with the support of ACS Manufacturing and 74 Racing Resort, were the first and second place finishers in a World Challenge GT4 race last year at CTMP. Aschenbach swept that weekend's GT4 doubleheader while Robinson’s runner-up placing came behind the wheel of a Mercedes-AMG GT4.



This weekend’s schedule gives Lone Star Racing a pair of one-hour practice sessions on Friday and a third on Saturday morning to get the car ready for a 15-minute qualifying session at 11:35 a.m. EDT. The two-hour and 40-minute race will get the green flag at 1:05 p.m. EDT on Sunday afternoon and can be seen live over the air on NBC.



“Mosport is one of my favorite tracks in North America,” Robinson said. “Add a 6.3- liter naturally aspirated Mercedes-AMG GT3 V-8, and how could this get any better? We have had a couple races to iron out the wrinkles and I think it’s time for a big performance. I wouldn’t want another car to go into battle with. This is going to be a great combination.”



The Canadian entry is the third race of the season for Lone Star Racing that is scheduled for a five-race season. The team has already raced at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and on the Belle Isle street circuit in Detroit. Lime Rock Park and VIRginia International Raceway are set for later in the season.
 



“Our entire team is really looking forward to getting the No. 74 Mercedes-AMG GT3 back on the track,” Lone Star Racing Team Manager AJ Petersen said. “We’ve had a lot of positives at Mid-Ohio and Detroit, and now we’re ready to put them all together for a successful finish. Gar and Lawson both know their way around CTMP, our crew is working as hard as ever, and we've gotten the full support of team owner Dan Knox throughout this season's efforts. We’ll continue to control everything that we can until the results are there.”



Aschenbach has won professional races several times at CTMP, including his weekend sweep last year in GT4 competition. He was the IMSA GTD class winner there in 2017.



“Canadian Tire Motorsports Park is a place that challenges the driver and the car in all the right ways,” Aschenbach said. “Big elevation changes, major g-forces, and high-speed corners showcase the speed and grip of GT3 machinery. It’s a one-of-a-kind track in North America and I know every driver looks forward to heading north of the border. CTMP should suit the Mercedes-AMG GT3 well with long, fast corners. It’s not easy to compete against full season entries, but I'm confident in our group that we will have a car to battle for a podium spot.”



In addition to Sunday’s live race broadcast on NBC, which begins at 1 p.m. EDT, qualifying will be shown live on IMSA.tv at 11:25 a.m. EDT on Saturday.
 
 
 
 
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