Magnus Racing with more SOLAR POWER?

Magnus Racing Heads to Monterey with Increased (Solar) Power

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (April 27, 2016)- Increasing a partnership that began at this year’s Rolex 24 at Daytona, Magnus Racing is pleased to announce that Utah-based solar energy specialists Auric Solar will be featured prominently during this weekend’s Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Heading in to the third round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GTD category, the weekend marks a critical beginning of the “sprint season” for the championship-leading team.

“The pressure is definitely on to deliver this weekend,” stated Magnus Racing team owner and co-driver John Potter. “We’ve had such a strong start to the season that, headed in to the ‘sprint’ season, there is a major emphasis on maintaining our momentum. The shorter races require a completely different approach, but everyone here has maintained a great focus on development during the off-weeks, and we’re ready to get back on track. Having a larger presence for Auric Solar this weekend is a great opportunity to showcase what they’re all about. It’s a growing company that provides excellent solutions for solar energy, and we’re happy to a part of their marketing development.”

Following a win at the season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona, followed by a third-place at the most recent Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, the No. 44 Audi Tire Center Audi R8 LMS heads in to this weekend’s west coast round with a strong wave of momentum. Historically, the rolling hills of the 2.2-mile, 11-turn circuit of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca has proven strong for the team. From 2012-2014, the team scored a podium finish in every appearance, including a thrilling victory during the 2013 round. While the 2016 GTD category is fundamentally different than previous years, including the team’s switch to Audi machinery, optimism remains high for the group.

Beginning as a small company in 2010 that started out of a garage in South Jordan, Utah, Auric Solar has quickly become the largest solar providers in the area and one of the fastest growing in the U.S. Auric Solar has had an average year over year growth trend of 171%.  This was accomplished by focusing on customer experience, quality, timeliness, and providing a responsible way to switch to solar power. Auric Solar’s headquarters are in Salt Lake City Utah, and the company has expanded to service all of Utah and Idaho with over 150 employees. With eight guests on hand from Auric Solar to enjoy the experience, the utilization of Magnus Racing’s renowned hospitality and experiential entertainment will once again be put to task.

Practice for the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix powered by Mazda begins this Friday, April 29. Running under a unique format to accommodate pit capacity, the series will actually split their four classes in to two separate events, with the Magnus Racing’s GTD category race taking place on Sunday, May 1, at 3:45PM