BALTIMORE, Md. (August 29, 2013) – Paul Miller Racing, Bryce Miller and Marco Holzer will be racing for another season-best finish and much more at the Baltimore Grand Prix this weekend, August 30 – 31, where the No. 48 Chopard/TOTAL Porsche 911 GT3 RSR team will be hosting some special Wounded Warriors VIP team members through the Full Circle Home program.
Round seven of this year’s 10-race American Le Man Series (ALMS) schedule, the two-hour Grand Prix of Baltimore can be seen live online this Saturday, August 31, at 3:30 p.m. EDT on ESPN3. An encore telecast at 12 p.m. EDT/PDT airs the next day, Sunday, September 1, on ABC.
Miller, Holzer and the Paul Miller Racing Chopard/TOTAL Porsche team finally had a result deserving of the team’s competitive performance one race ago at Road America with a fourth-place finish. The result was the highest of 2013 for Paul Miller Racing and matched the team’s career-best ALMS GT finish earned right here on the streets of Baltimore two years ago.
“Road America was just a fantastic race for us and kind of made up for some of the disappointments we have had this year despite performing well at most events,” Miller said. “We hope to bring that same competitive performance back to Baltimore where we earned our first GT fourth-place finish two years ago. We also led last year’s race so this has been a good track for us.”
Road America also marked the first race of a new partnership between Paul Miller Racing and Full Circle Home, an American non-profit organization whose goal is to support the special women of our armed service members during their separation from loved ones deployed overseas. Through donations and corporate partnerships, Full Circle Home arranges for gift boxes to be sent on behalf of service members to the home front, and much more.
The new relationship takes another step this weekend at Baltimore through the Full Circle Home Wounded Warriors Program that will see five service members from nearby Walter Reed Bethesda military hospital attend the race with family members as guests of Paul Miller Racing and ALMS. Full Circle Home has been assisting Wounded Warriors since May of 2012.
“We have received so much generous support from so many different organizations and people at Full Circle Home, and it is great to now add motorsports through Paul Miller Racing to our list of partners,” said Vickie Durfee, Full Circle Home Executive Director. “A service member overseas may appear to be going it alone, just like a race car driver might on the track, but we know both need a dedicated team of people behind them for success. For our military members, their teams are their families, and we are proud to do everything we can to support their cherished loved ones back home.”
The Full Circle Home Wounded Warrior Guests will be attending the Baltimore Grand Prix on race-day Saturday. Their on-site support could be just what the Paul Miller Racing team needs to score another top finish and reinforce its place as the top-ranked privateer GT team in ALMS this year.
The No. 48 Chopard/TOTAL Porsche is fourth in the team rankings coming to Baltimore, trailing only the factory two-car Corvette, BMW and Viper teams that lead the standings. The Paul Miller Porsche team’s 42 points also has it well clear of all other single-car teams in the ultra-competitive ALMS GT class this season.
Bryce Miller and Holzer also have 42 championship points entering this weekend’s race, good enough for seventh in the GT driver championship standings. Similar to the team title fight, they are the top-ranked privateer team drivers, behind only the mix of pilots from the Corvette, BMW and Viper stables.
The Baltimore Grand Prix begins Friday with morning and afternoon practice sessions before GT qualifying later that day at 4:50 p.m. EDT. Qualifying can be seen live online on ESPN3 with programming beginning at 4:20 p.m. EDT. Race-day Saturday begins with a 25-minute final-practice warm-up at 10:10 a.m. before the featured Baltimore Grand Prix from 3:45 – 5:45 p.m. EDT.
Paul Miller Racing: Paul Miller Racing is among the top GT teams competing in North American sports car road racing. In 2013, the team will contest the full American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón with lead driver Bryce Miller and season-long teammate Marco Holzer. The team enjoys a long-standing relationship with Porsche and competes with the support of Chopard, TOTAL Lubricants, Search Marketing Group and Motegi Racing, and races exclusively on Michelin tires. The team is affiliated with Paul Miller Porsche, a 2013 Porsche Premier Dealer Award recipient.
Follow the team on Twitter @paulmilleracing @bryceracer @marcoholzer and become a Facebook fan at Facebook.com/paulmillerracing and Facebook.com/brycemiller.net. Learn more about the team at www.paulmillerracing.com.
Full Circle Home: Full Circle Home supports the women who support the troops, who support us here at home. The deployed troops and Wounded Warriors can send their love and holiday gifts home to their wives, moms or other special women through FCH’s holiday programs. FCH provides businesses and individuals an opportunity to thank our troops and the women at home by sponsoring a special box of gifts. Started in 2007, FCH is a 100% volunteer nonprofit that has sent over 9,000 boxes of gifts to every state in the nation and to bases around the world.