Park Place Motorsports is set to expand its racing program in 2019, moving from its partial 2018 schedule to a full campaign in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GTD class, as well as a presence in the Michelin Pilot Challenge.
Onetime Park Place teammates Patrick Lindsey and Patrick Long will be together again in the No.73 Porsche 911 GT3R. The duo finished fifth in the 2013 Grand-Am Rolex GT series when Park Place first formed.
“I’m extremely excited for our team this year,” team principal Lindsey said. “We’re growing as a team, and we have the full support of Porsche Motorsport North America to chase a championship. We’re pursuing a lot this year. We’re running two new cars with the new GT3 R in WeatherTech and GT4 in the Michelin series. We’re hoping to run Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA for the second year.
“However, I do believe that we’ve never been in a better position to make the leaps we will make this year and to do them with great success. Maybe we won’t make them without setbacks or issues, but we will have success this year. Everyone on the team feels that.”
After a season at Wright Motorsports, Long returns to the team he led in its first test days as an organization.
“We had some memorable moments when we last raced together, but I’m hoping we can build on those accomplishments this coming year,” he said. “They’ve made great changes and additions during the offseason to the team which I’m sure will pay off during the season. I’m happy to be back with Patrick; he’s a great a teammate. Hopefully, we can make some magic happen this year.”