Fall-Line Motorsports has announced that it will run the remainder of the Grand-Am Rolex Series with its Audi R8 GRANDAM, starting with the Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen at Watkins Glen next weekend. Al Carter, Charles Espenlaub, and Charlie Putman, all of whom drive currently in the Continental Tires Sports Car Challenge Series for the team, will be the drivers. The six hour endurance race will mark the return of the Audi R8 GRAND-AM to the series after its GT class Rolex 24 at Daytona win.
"Audi's many global motorsports programs act as a showcase for our 'Truth in Engineering' campaign," stated Brad Kettler, Audi Sport USA director of operations and engineering. "It is therefore imperative Audi aligns itself with apex performing teams to execute its racing programs. Fall-Line is such a high-performing professional race team and Audi is excited to launch what will hopefully be a successful and long-term partnership."
"This year alone Fall-Line has earned podium finishes in both SCCA and the Continental Tires Sports Car Challenge Series events so expanding up the ladder and adding Rolex GT to our schedule is a natural progression," said Fall-Line team principal Mark Boden. "Audi's sports car legacy and its knowledgeable and experienced support staff are an obvious choice for us to help further evolve our team and we're proud to represent the 'four rings' synonymous with sports car victory!"
The team's No. 46 Audi will represent the charity that Al Carter and all of Fall-Line have supported over the years with B+ Racing featured prominently on the car. Additional partners will be announced in the coming weeks.