Michael Marsal’s Fast Summer Continues at Road America

Michael Marsal’s Fast Summer Continues at Road America

Michael Marsal Media Contact: Matt Cleary
317.908.2975 (m)


Elkhart Lake, Wis. (19 June 2012) – Between working with the team demonstrating the Caterham 300R, extensively testing the Dyson Racing No. 20 LMP1, getting his post-college plans in place, and racing in the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Series, Turner Motorsport driver Michael Marsal has not had much down time since the previous GRAND-AM event two weeks ago at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. But that’s exactly the way he likes it.

Following the Mid-Ohio round, in which Marsal and co-driver Boris Said drove the No. 97 Turner Motorsport BMW M3 to an 11th place result, Marsal was back in the Buckeye state just two days later for two successful days of testing at Mid-Ohio with Dyson Racing in the highly capable LMP1 Lola that he debuted on the streets of Long Beach in April.

Now, after a quick trip home to New York, Marsal will set his sights on Round 6 of the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge championship as the series travels to historic Road America.

Marsal first got his taste for speed at the legendary 4.048-mile Wisconsin road course behind the wheel of a formula car and is eager to return to the famed facility. When GRAND-AM debuted at the track last year, Marsal faced disappointment when another competitor knocked the No. 97 BMW out of contention. The Turner duo of Marsal and Said will look for better luck this year as the pair have already notched three top-10 results so far this season – highlighted with a fourth place finish at New Jersey Motorsports Park.

“We had a great test at Mid-Ohio with the Dyson LMP1, which is really an incredible car to drive at that track,” said Marsal, who along with Said enters the race weekend sixth in the Team Championship standings. “But the next two weekends are go time for GRAND-AM with Road America on Friday night and then Watkins Glen next weekend. I really like coming back to Road America. It’s the first track I ever drove a racecar on, and it is just a cool place. Unfortunately, we got wrecked out of Road America last year so hopefully we’ll have some better luck this time around!”

The Road America event kicks off with a promoter test day on Wednesday, June 20 followed by official practice on Thursday. Friday will see a 15-minute qualifying session at 11:15 AM (ET) with the 2.5-hour race to start at 7:15 PM (ET).

Live timing and scoring can be followed at www.grand-am.com. The race will be televised on SPEED Sunday, July 8 at 12:00 PM (ET).

Matt Cleary
Sunday Group Management
317.908.2975 (m)

Sunday Group Management is a leading motorsports management and communications consulting firm. Clients include Penske Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup driver AJ Allmendinger, Rolex 24 at Daytona Champions Michael Shank Racing, Riley Technologies, Continental Tire, and several teams and drivers in Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge competition.

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