Update: Having missed qualifying for the Pirelli World Challenge race at the iconic Laguna Seca circuit in Monterey, CA, Lawson Aschenbach made up 11 places in the race to finish a strong 4th and hang tough in the championship race. Aschenbach, driving the #1 PrivacyStar / Entrust Porsche GT3, sat out qualifying because he was on the far side of the country in practice for this weekend’s Grand-Am Continental Series race, which caused him to start 15th on the GT grid. See story below for full details.
At least for this upcoming weekend that is. Most Porsche racing fans know that to compete at a professional level within the various Porsche motorsport series takes serious skill and dedication. However, this weekend at Laguna Seca, Lawson Aschenbach will redefine the concept of dedication as he pulls double duty with two different teams on two different coasts in two different series.
At this weekend’s Pirelli World Challenge race in Laguna Seca TruSpeed will field four cars for the event. Drivers include Jeff Courtney (#99 Kenda Tires Porsche), Tomy Drissi (#47 Ice Age: Continental Drift Porsche), Justin Marks (#46 GoPro/MMX Porsche) and Lawson Aschenbach (#1 PrivacyStar / Entrust Porsche). Aschenbach returns to the team after missing the last round at Miller Motorsports Park (Patrick Long filled in for him) due to a scheduling conflict, but faces a tough race due to yet another scheduling problem.
Aschenbach will test with TruSpeed on Wednesday in California before catching a flight east in order to practice at the New Jersey Mortorsports Park on Thursday in his Grand-Am Chevy Camaro. After practicing in New Jersey on Thursday Lawson will jet back to California for Friday’s World Challenge race. Once the checkered flag drops on the World Challenge event Lawson will fly back to New Jersey for Saturday’s Grand-Am race. If you’re jet lagged just thinking about it, you’re not alone. Thank God he’s young!