SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – With two of the team’s “regular” drivers set to miss this weekend’s fifth and sixth rounds of the Pirelli World Challenge SprintX championship, Magnus Racing is pleased to announce the addition of Dane Cameron and Andrew Davis to the team. Taking to the treacherous Lime Rock Park for a double-header series of races this Friday and Saturday, Cameron will join Spencer Pumpelly in the No. 4 Audi Tire Center Audi R8 LMS, while Davis will join John Potter in the the No. 44 entry.
“It great to bring two very well regarded drivers to the team for Lime Rock,” stated Magnus Racing team owner and co-driver John Potter. “Andrew Davis is actually a team alumni from several years ago, and has since gone on to a number of great accomplishments, while Dane Cameron is new to us, but his résumé speaks for itself. Lime Rock is always such a challenging track to visit, we’re glad to have two veterans with us. It’s been a track of mixed fortune for us, but one of our greatest Audi highlights of 2016 came there, so hopefully we can continue where we left off.”
Joining the No. 4 entry, Dane Cameron will make his Magnus debut as one of the most accomplished sports car drivers at only age 28. Not only is the California native the reigning IMSA WeatherTech Championship Prototype champion, but he also took the same honors in the series’ GTD category in 2014. Prior to that, Dane had a remarkable junior category career, winning the Pro Mazda championship, Formula Palmer Audi championship, as well as Formula Russell championship. Known for his diversity behind a number of machines, Cameron has raced in a number of different prototype vehicles, GT manufacturers, and open wheel cars.
While new to the team, Dane hopes his experience at Lime Rock should suit everyone well.
“I’m extremely thankful to Magnus Racing for bringing me in this weekend,” stated Cameron. “The team is one of the most known in the scene, and their performance on track has been really impressive in recent years. I’m excited to learn how things operate within the group, and being able to team up with a driver like Spencer, one of the best GT guys out there, is something I really look forward to. Lime Rock is always a tricky place to visit, but I’m confident the Audi will be really strong there. I look forward to experiencing all that the team and series has to offer.”
No stranger to the team, Andrew Davis will serve a welcome return to the No. 44 entry. One of the most experienced GT drivers in the modern era, the Georgia native has amassed a number of accolades over his career. Most notably, Andrew won the GT championship in the former GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series in 2011, followed by a second championship in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge GS category in 2015. Adding that to nearly a dozen victories in a variety of GT-style machinery, Davis has earned a reputation as not only one of the most reliable drivers in the scene, but also one of the most positive influences within any organization. In 2010, he joined Magnus Racing for their Petit Le Mans debut, and he currently competes full-time with the Audi R8 LMS in the IMSA ranks.
For Andrew, a chance to return to the familiar Magnus home is one he looks forward to.
“It’s great to be back with Magnus,” stated Davis. “I’ve known most of the guys in the team for a long time, and it’s a great group. Joining John for the latest rounds of SprintX competition should be pretty intense, Lime Rock is always a track you have to be very heads up at, but the team has had great success there. This is my second year racing with an Audi full time, and while the tire is very different there’s still a lot that can translate. It should be a fun weekend.”
Magnus Racing’s last visit to Lime Rock Park came in 2016 in another series, also with the Audi R8 LMS. During that race, a strong race pace would show, with team making an incredible run through the field to take victory, their second of the season.
As a two-day show, official practice, qualifying, and the first race will take place on Friday, May 26, with Race Two taking place on Saturday, May 27. Friday’s race will be at 3:55PM ET, while Saturday’s at 1:20PM ET, both available online at www.world-challenge.com/streamvideo/
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