‘After consecutive Pirelli World Challenge campaigns run with a Hyundai and a McLaren, sports car team-owner Bob Stallings has decided there is no substitute.

Dallas-based GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing is in full test-mode of the Porsche 911 GT3 R Jon Fogarty will pilot in the series’ GT Championship in 2017. The latest iteration of the No. 99 GAINSCO Auto Insurance “Red Dragon” is the result of a partnership with Porsche Motorsport North America that Stallings suggested was inevitable.

“I’ve come close to forming a relationship with Porsche several times over the past 10 years,” Stallings said during a telephone interview with RacinToday.com. “Frankly, my relationship with General Motors was so strong that it just made it impossible to do; we never could find the right opportunity to complete a relationship. They (PMNA) sat down with me towards end of the season last year and threw out some ideas that really made a lot of sense to me and demonstrated their willingness to make a pretty strategic commitment to the team for me to switch over (from McLaren).’

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