Performance Tech Motorsports followed up its’ third Motul Pole Award with the second IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship second place finish for the No. 38.
The No. 38 Ligier JSP320 trip to the already technical Road America was made all the more challenging by a revolving door of rain and sunshine. Torrential rain halted its first practice while qualifying took place under mixed conditions and the race featured sunny skies and high temperatures. Still, the team advanced through adversity earning Centinel Spine second place for the second time in 2021.
“That was a roller coaster of a weekend for us from start to finish,” Team Principal Brent O’Neill said. “Dan was able to snag his first pole position on the last lap of qualifying which was awesome. The start was a bit messy but he was able to focus and get back up through the field with some help from a great pit stop by the crew. Rasmus hopped in and just drove the wheels off it to bring home another second place. And of course, it wouldn’t be a weekend at Road America without some crazy weather to mix it all up. I’m really proud of the team and am ready to end the season strong at the next one.”
Driver Dan Goldburg excelled at Road America earning his career first Motul Pole Award in mixed conditions. A hectic start immediately placed Goldburg on the defense for the entirety of his stint. A brief trip off of the track tried to set him back but quick work by the crew kept him in a solid position to hand the car to teammate Rasmus Lindh.
Driver Lindh took control of the No. 38 with one hour and 46 minutes remaining, one lap before a full course yellow came out. This not only allowed Lindh to close the gap to competitors but jump ahead of them as they had yet to complete their first full-service pit stop. From there Lindh was instructed to push both himself and his machine to the limit; he did just that finishing in second place for the second time this season.
Next up for the No. 38 is the Motul Petit Le Mans at MICHELIN Raceway Road Atlanta, November 11-14. Serving as the season finale the event will not only be the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship final race but the MICHELIN Endurance Cup final event as well.
Rasmus Lindh, Driver of the No. 38 Centinel Spine Rediscover My Life Ligier JSP320
“It’s good to be on the podium again with Dan and Performance Tech,” Lindh said. “We’re always almost to the win, so hopefully we can lock it down at the next race. Thank you to Motel 6 and Centinel spine for supporting us.”
Dan Goldburg, Driver of the No. 38 Centinel Spine Rediscover My Life Ligier JSP320
“We came home in second so not a bad day at the office,” Goldburg said. “But oof, there was a lot going on in my stint. I went from pole position to last by the first corner after getting hit from behind on the start, then I had contact in Turn One. I had a gnarly pass with two wheels in the dirt that they did not show on the broadcast. Check out my YouTube channel to watch it. I fought my way back with some other incidents and help from a yellow, ultimately handing the car over to Rasmus in second. The team had perfect pit stops and Rasmus ran well, we just didn’t have enough for the top step today. Thank you to Centinel Spine and their rediscovermylife.org program, without them and their mission to help those suffering from back and neck pain we wouldn’t be here. We’re building some momentum, and as our engineer Nathan Toney said at the end, when we’re getting upset about a second-place finish things are going pretty well. We won’t rest till we’re on the top step, so now we focus on the IPC race at VIRginia International Raceway.”
Source. Performance Tech Motorsports