Podium Ways Continue for SERKET at Road America
August 13th, 2014
SERKET Racing driver Mark Llano maintained his recent streak of success by picking up two more podium finishes at Road America.
Former Marine Llano fought his way through the field to finish third in both the Gold Cup and Gold Masters classes in Round 12 of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA season, the second of three races for the series last weekend at Road America.
“The competition was definitely intense all weekend,” Llano said. “I’m just thankful to have had my family here, and I’m very honored to bring this trophy home for the veterans.”
It was an encore performance from July at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park where Llano took home his first two career podiums. The Road America race weekend also marked the second event in a row in which Llano raced in his former backup car.
“We had a great car all weekend,” Llano said. “This track is a long, technical track that’s also very high speed, and the crew at NGT did a great job getting me the perfect setup on the car. This was a total team effort from start to finish.”
Prior to earning a spot on two podiums, Llano finished sixth in Gold Masters for Round 11. In Round 6, a makeup race after being postponed at Lime Rock Park earlier in the season, Llano took the checkers in fourth place.
Llano and SERKET Racing will have a brief break before the next round of action Sept. 19-20 at Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas. The team will announce details shortly on a special program throughout the weekend at COTA to benefit a special group of veterans. The program also will involve the larger International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) community.
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