Red Dragon Returns to Action at Mid-Ohio

PRINT PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE STAFF July 27, 2017GT Class, Teams

Fast Facts:

A New Ride: Jon Fogarty will debut a new Porsche 911 GT3 R this weekend. Just five races into the season with a new car, the No. 99 Porsche was destroyed in an early race incident at Road America last month. The team quickly sourced a new car at Alex Job Racing in Florida, rebuilt it in Texas and within a week tested at Utah Motorsports Campus. This weekend will mark the team’s competitive debut of the new car. They are hoping to pick up right where they left off, after qualifying third for race one at Road America.

Testing Complete: The GAINSCO gang wrapped their rigorous test schedule with drivers Jon Fogarty and his SprintX teammate Wolf Henzler last week at Circuit of The Americas. Although the accident forced the team to miss their scheduled test at Mid-Ohio immediately following the Road America event, they’ve made great strides learning and developing the Porsche 911 GT3 R with over 15 days of testing through the year.

Circle of Champions: GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing congratulates and welcomes four special team members at Mid-Ohio: GAINSCO Auto Insurance’s “Circle of Champions” Heidi Beckham, Daryl Brown, Sandie Buruato, and Justin Robinson won the trip for their outstanding performance in exemplifying the core values of GAINSCO Auto Insurance.

Bob Stallings, Team Owner: “I’m very happy to get back to racing at Mid-O this weekend. It is a terrific track and has been very good to all of us on the GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing Team. I won the SCCA Run-Offs in 2004 in my Atlantic Car and Jon Fogarty has done more than his share of winning and qualifying on the pole at the track over the years. We had a good run here last year in a different race car and we are expecting good things in the Porsche Red Dragon™ this year as well. The entire team has been working hard, testing the new car and recently put together a new car after our unfortunate and expensive mishap at Road America. Our Engineer, John Ward, Terry Wilbert, the manager of our team and Jon Fogarty are ready to get after it and so are the rest of the GAINSCO guys!”

Jon Fogarty on Mid-Ohio: “A huge thanks goes out to Bob and Linda (Stallings) and all of the GAINSCO crew. They worked their tails off to source and purchase a great car for us in a matter of hours after the accident at Road America, and then get it re-built through the Fourth of July holiday to get us back on track in time for our important test at Utah. Then it was a big job again last week to get turned around after out test at COTA and on the road for Mid-O. We’ve had an abbreviated season doing just the Sprint races, but the GAINSCO guys have worked as hard as anyone. Mid-Ohio was where our season jumped into a more competitive gear last season. We qualified well and raced well and I’d expect the same this weekend. It’s been a very good track for me in the past and I am hoping to pick up where we left off with the last car at Road America. We were quick.”


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About GAINSCO, Inc. GAINSCO, Inc. is a U.S. holding company specializing in automobile insurance, automotive sales and service, auto racing and investments. GAINSCO was established in 1978 as a Texas corporation and is based in Dallas, Texas, with a regional office in Miami, Florida. GAINSCO’s insurance company subsidiary is MGA Insurance Company, Inc.

About GAINSCO Auto Insurance®: As GAINSCO Inc.’s insurance brand, GAINSCO Auto Insurance is the primary sponsor of the GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R. GAINSCO distributes policies through a network of thousands of independent agents and digital marketplaces across the southern states. GAINSCO Auto Insurance uses its motorsports sponsorship and marketing campaign to build brand awareness and advance its distribution strategies.
About Bob Stallings® Hyundai, Your Savings Store: Promising an unparalleled customer sales and service experience, Bob Stallings® Hyundai is located just minutes from downtown Dallas and an easy drive from nearly anywhere in the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex. Bob Stallings® Hyundai debuted a new state of the art facility in spring 2015, serving the growing needs of current and future Hyundai owners in Dallas.

About GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing™: GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing has been committed to excellence in road racing since its formation in 2001. Since its inception, the team has earned two championships, 16 victories and 31 pole positions. Their legacy of all-star drivers includes Bob Stallings, two-time Daytona Prototype Champions Alex Gurney and Jon Fogarty, seven-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Jimmie Johnson, two-time IndyCar Champion Jimmy Vasser, GT Champion Darren Law, C.A.R.T. Champion Cristiano da Matta and celebrated American drivers Memo Gidley and Rocky Moran Jr. The GAINSCO Auto Insurance/Porsche 911 GT3 R competes in the Pirelli World Challenge Series with American driver Jon Fogarty.