ELKHART LAKE, WI (August 1, 2020) - Despite the strong pace and execution, Archangel Motorsports drivers Alan Brynjolfsson and Trent Hindman fought through adversity to take the No. 7 VOLT Lighting Porsche Cayman 718 GT4 Clubsport to a sixth place finish in Round 3 of the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge season at Road America.
St. Louis-based team saw early optimism at the Road America event after Hindman turned the quickest lap of two practice sessions and Brynjolfsson secured a personal best eighth place qualifying slot. That bled right in into Sunday’s race start as Brynjolfsson took to some battles throughout the course of his stint and advanced to a comfortable sixth place before handing the controls to Hindman.
Swift pit work by the Archangel Motorsports crew allowed the No. 7 to stick that position, and Hindman to begin combatting his way up the field. The team was in fourth when they were plagued with an unknown issue- later to be diagnosed as a cv joint failure. This forced the Porsche into the pits two laps prior to the second pit window, putting Hindman into fuel conservation mode.
With minimal loss of time or motivation, the 24-year old propelled himself back up to fourth before enduring contact with a competitor from behind, sending himself back to seventh. Despite Hindman’s impressive pace that saw him gain three seconds on the the field in front of him, that was only enough to salvage sixth place as the checkered flag dropped.
Eager to convert the impressive potential of the VOLT Lighting Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport into more podium results, Archangel Motorsports will retake the track for Round 4 of the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge season August 20-22 at VIRginia International Raceway.