Porsche GT3 Cup Car Rebuild: Effort Racing - /SHAKEDOWN

Leo Parente and ShakeDown at Road America for the Porsche IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama races AND the American Le Mans Series event. When Bryce Miller damaged his Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car in practice, his Effort Racing team was thrown into action to rebuild the car for next morning qualifying and 2 races over the next 2 days. An upclose look and listen into the realities of racing, the teamwork [thanks also to Kelly-Moss Racing!], the work management, and the pressures that go way beyond just the driver. Links - http://effortracing.com Effort Racing http://imsachallenge.com/ Porsche IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama http://www.porsche.com/usa/eventsandracing/motorsport/racingcars/911gt3cup-997/ Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Car [Type 997]

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