Alliance Autosport Ends Season with MomentumAlliance Autosport
Alliance Autosport enters the off season with strong momentum from a solid run at the Grand-Am Rolex GT Series Mid-Ohio round. The team started their second series race with Grand-Am newcomer Matt Schneider qualifying the team’s Porsche GT3 Cup car in 17th. The talented open wheel driver didn’t stay there long as a combination of great driving and a smart pit strategy saw the team move all the way up to 8th place after the first hour. Unfortunately, shortly thereafter contact with another car resulted in damage which later cost the team a lap in pit lane to repair a damaged hub. Just before half way Scott Rettich got behind the wheel. Scott ran laps nearly as fast as the leaders and moved back inside the top 10. It looked as if the team was destined to finish in the top 10 when a caution came out with 10 minutes to go. On the restart with 3 minutes to go, Scott was second in line, but no longer on the lead lap and yielded to all of the GT leaders who were fighting for the championship and settled for a 12th place finish.
“It was a very exciting race,” stated Scott Rettich. “Each session we improved and by the race we had a very fast car. My co-driver Matt drove very well, especially considering this was his first weekend driving anything other than a formula car. We would have definitely had a top 10 if we didn’t get hit going into the key hole. The Alliance Autosport team did a great job and I can’t wait for Daytona!”
“We certainly learned a lot this weekend,” stated Alliance Autosport Team Manager Suren Tchobanian. Our drivers, Scott and Matt drove very well and our crew gave us some great pit stops. Also, our Porsche ran strong all weekend, and even ran the fastest laps towards the end of the race with some body damage and alignment issues from our incident. We will take what we learned from the weekend and continue to make improvements to our program. I know we will have a strong package for Daytona.”
Alliance Autosport competes throughout North America at many major road racing venues. With
multiple championships, including two SCCA National Championships and a SCCA Pro Racing Championship, the team has found success at each level it has competed. Currently the team is competing in SCCA National, SCCA Pro Racing, and Grand Am Rolex Series events. More information about the team is available at https://www.allianceautosport.com and