Momentum: Coming off their best race weekend of the season at Circuit of The Americas just two weeks ago, GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing plans to carry that momentum into Sonoma. The GAINSCO team scored their first podium of the season when Jon Fogarty and Wolf Henzler finished third in the first SprintX race and followed it up with another top ten on Sunday.
Familiar Territory: A native of the Bay Area and former resident of Marin County, 2x Sports Car Champion Jon Fogarty returns to California for the final race of the season this weekend. Fogarty is no stranger to Sonoma Raceway; he’s completed more laps there than any other track during his four-time championship winning career.
Lucky 13: GAINSCO Auto Insurance and Bob Stallings Racing head into their 13th year of competition in 2018. Sunday’s race will be the 144th together, marking it one of the longest active partnerships in motorsports.
Jon Fogarty: “It’s always nice to come home to Northern California. It’s been a humbling season and I am sorry to see it end. We made big gains with the car at COTA and I wish we had more of the season left to compete with it now that The Red Dragon® is back in the action. I’ve got to thank Bob and Linda Stallings, GAINSCO Auto Insurance, and my crew for another season of hard work and commitment and I’m looking forward to another good result this weekend.”
Bob Stallings, Team Owner: “I am not looking forward to the end of the season, because we love racing and the chance to compete, but we are always excited about racing in Sonoma. It’s a very fast track and our team has experienced many victories at this storied circuit. Jon Fogarty has been prolific in qualifying on the pole at Sonoma and the team has won some very important races here. As is always the case in PWC, qualifying up front is very important. The races are very short, the cars are reasonably equal in pace, and unrestrained desperate drivers risk everything to gain advantage in the first turn. The resulting carnage often has a great impact on the outcome of the race. I have a good feeling about this race though. We seem to have found some pace and have become close to the sweet spot in setup for our car. Jon knows he track well and since it is very close to his childhood home, he will have extra juice inside to have a good showing. The crowds are usually filled with sports car racing fans who really enjoy seeing these great cars compete for a win in Sonoma. The Red Dragon attracts more than a handful of fans who have followed the team through the years and we look forward to seeing them for the final race of the season.”
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Photography Credit: Brian Cleary – www.bcpix.com
About GAINSCO, Inc. GAINSCO, Inc. is a U.S. holding company specializing in automobile insurance, automotive sales and service, auto racing and investments. GAINSCO was established in 1978 as a Texas corporation and is based in Dallas, Texas, with a regional office in Miami, Florida. GAINSCO’s insurance company subsidiary is MGA Insurance Company, Inc.
About GAINSCO Auto Insurance®: As GAINSCO Inc.’s insurance brand, GAINSCO Auto Insurance is the primary sponsor of the GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R. GAINSCO distributes policies through a network of thousands of independent agents and digital marketplaces across the southern states. GAINSCO Auto Insurance uses its motorsports sponsorship and marketing campaign to build brand awareness and advance its distribution strategies.
About Bob Stallings® Hyundai, Your Savings Store: Promising an unparalleled customer sales and service experience, Bob Stallings® Hyundai is located just minutes from downtown Dallas and an easy drive from nearly anywhere in the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex. Bob Stallings® Hyundai debuted a new state of the art facility in spring 2015, serving the growing needs of current and future Hyundai owners in Dallas.
About GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing™: GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing has been committed to excellence in road racing since its formation in 2001. Since its inception, the team has earned two championships, 16 victories and 31 pole positions. Their legacy of all-star drivers includes Bob Stallings, two-time Daytona Prototype Champions Alex Gurney and Jon Fogarty, seven-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Jimmie Johnson, two-time IndyCar Champion Jimmy Vasser, GT Champion Darren Law, C.A.R.T. Champion Cristiano da Matta and celebrated American drivers Memo Gidley and Rocky Moran Jr. The GAINSCO Auto Insurance/Porsche 911 GT3 R competes in the Pirelli World Challenge Series with American driver Jon Fogarty.