Wright Motorsports Grabs Third Place Finish at Road America

August 09, 2021

ELKHART LAKE, Wis., (AUGUST 9, 2021) – Wright Motorsports picked up several podium finishes on Saturday and Sunday during their multi-city race weekend in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, and Nashville, Tennessee. Patrick Long and Trent Hindman earned their first podium together as a pair, following their second-place finish at the Twelve Hours of Sebring with Jan Heylen. In the Porsche Carrera Cup North America, John Goetz earned a third-place finish on Sunday in Wisconsin, followed by Charlie Luck securing a double-podium weekend on the streets of Nashville in the Music City Grand Prix.

“It was no doubt a busy weekend for our entire team,” said team owner John Wright. “It was great to get the GTD guys back on the podium, and wonderful to have Charlie Luck have such a strong performance in Nashville. Everyone on our team did an excellent job making sure all of our bases were covered with our various programs. We’re looking forward to the final push of the season to fight for those championship points in each program.”


In Wisconsin, the weather conditions threw constant curveballs to the team all weekend, causing a tire dance from rain tires to slicks. After several days of rain, Trent Hindman started the race under sunny skies in second but slipped to third after the race leader made a questionable move on the start. The leader was penalized, moving the No. 16 Porsche 911 GT3 R back up to second place. The New Jersian held the position until the first full-course caution when the team’s speedy work in pit lane moved Hindman up to first place of the cars that opted to pit. The field went back to green with exactly two hours remaining, and a series of cautions continued to plague the race. The No. 16 was passed on one of the restarts, moving the blue, black, and white Porsche to third. Hindman maintained position to the end of his stint when Patrick Long took over the driving duties. The Californian ran the entirety of his stint in third, with twelve seconds separating the top three cars. In the end, the car was unable to close the gap to the leaders, and Wright Motorsports finished third, holding tight to their fifth-place standing in the GTD team championship points. The series has a one-month break until the ninth race of the year: the Hyundai Monterey SportsCar Championship at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, September 10-12.

Driver Quotes | No. 16 Porsche 911 GT3 R

Patrick Long

I’m happy to get back onto the podium after a few rough races. It was a classic endurance race where track position, strategy, and a flat-out last stint was required and was a lot of fun. I am proud to get the 1st Phorm /Wright Motorsport colors back onto the podium and try and build on this momentum as we head to the west coast.

Trent Hindman

Really good job by the 1st Phorm Wright Motorsports team today. As always, we had the speed that we have had but the luck just hadn’t gone our way. Today, we finally had the fortune in our favor. Great job by Pat and the Wright boys. Big thanks to everyone for their hard work.