The penultimate round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca took its toll on Mario Farnbacher and Trent Hindman in the Meyer Shank Racing Acura. With eighth place in the GTD class, the duo scored points again and continues to lead the championship with 264 points ahead of the season finale.
“We had problems finding the right setup all weekend. We tried a lot, but we just missed a bit of speed”, Farnbacher explained after the race. “At the beginning of my stint I fought really hard to keep Bryan Sellers behind me. That really affected the tyres.”
Trent Hindman made a perfect start to the race from second position on the grid. In tough conditions and with traffic heavy, the American handed over the Acura to Mario Farnbacher at the halfway stage in second place. A drive-through penalty threw the team back during the course of the race. In the end the German driver brought home the #86 Acura NSX in eighth position.
“We gave it our all as drivers. The drive-through penalty was really unlucky and cost us some valuable points”, Farnbacher said. “But we are keeping our heads up, with our focus now firmly on Atlanta. Things didn’t go entirely according to plan in Laguna Seca, but still the Meyer Shank Racing Team did a fantastic job. We will be making every effort to finish the season on a real high at the last race of the season.”
The decision in the championship will be made on the 12 October. Then the last race of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will be held at Road Atlanta. With a duration of ten hours, the Motul Petit Le Mans is one of the highlights in the calendar and traditionally the season finale.