Los Angeles – Lawless Alan will once again take up his position behind the wheel of the Reaume Brothers, No. 34, AUTOParkit, Toyota Tundra at Circuit of the Americas (COTA) May 21-22. This will be the second time the outstanding Southern California driver has competed in NASCAR’s Camping World Truck series.
Alan said, “I can’t wait to be back behind the wheel of my AUTOParkit, Toyota Tundra. The Reaume Brothers team gave me a great truck at Daytona and I know we will be good at COTA.”
Despite the fact that this will be the first time the team has been to COTA, Alan has plenty of experience from his days competing in The Trans Am presented by Pirelli. Designed specifically for Formula 1, the COTA facility is one of the world’s finest.
Team Owner Josh Reaume said, “Honestly, I’m blown away at the knowledge and experience Lawless has. He’s a great talent and I’m so proud to be a small part of what will truly be a highly success career in motorsports. It gives us a lot of confidence and an edge to have a driver with racing experience at COTA.”
“COTA is amazing to drive,” Alan said. “It is very steep uphill into turn one and very wide on the entry, it’s a good place to pass on starts but it can also collect a lot of cars as it gets real narrow on the exit. You need to be in the perfect position to get through clean on the starts and the restarts. After one, there is a series of esses where you can make up a lot of time, you take a ton of curb and when you get this section right it is hugely rewarding.”
The COTA track was designed for passing, Alan said. “Turn one, the turn 11 hairpin, as well as turns 12, 19, and 20 are all good passing areas.
“One of the trickiest parts is the 17, 18 combination that is really one big sweeper. If you can get a good run through the stadium section you can make up a lot of places in the 17-18 sweeper. Your car has to have a strong front end to get through this part of the track, but for sure it’s a section that can make or break your lap and your race. COTA is really challenging and a place that the driver can make a big difference. I’m really looking forward to it – it’s going to be a lot of fun!”
NASCAR at COTA will be a big weekend on and off the track for Alan’s long-time sponsor AUTOParkit. “We are so thrilled to be back at the track with Lawless,” AUTOParkit Marketing Director Steve Sharp said. “It’s so important for our brand to get the exposure. It’s NASCAR’s first-ever race at COTA and an open event for spectators so there will tens of thousands of fans there! We’ll also have almost 30 developers, builders, and business partners, including Siemens representatives as guests to help cheer Lawless on. We are all looking forward to being back trackside rooting for Lawless, hosting customers and promoting our products.”
AUTOParkit Vice President of Sales Shawn Adams said, “We had an overwhelmingly positive response to our invitation to join us at COTA. Coming out of COVID, we have a lot of momentum, with more than 16 projects in development across the U.S. Besides our AUTOParkit system, we’ve just launched two new products, AUTOChargit and PARK Sentry. These products can be installed in any new or existing curb, lot or parking structures and are truly groundbreaking solutions in parking management and vehicle charging.”
“It really is an exciting time for myself and my sponsor,” Alan said. “It’s fantastic that the COVID situation looks to be about contained and having fans and corporate guest back at the track is so exciting for all of us. I could not be more excited to be back on track and to work with AUTOParkit again. Their parking solutions are really the best available worldwide and their new solutions AUTOChargit and PARK Sentry are game changers when it comes to vehicle charging and parking management systems.”
Had speed at Bristol but had 2 tires going down late in the race which lost us a ton of track position. Fun race though https://www.instagram.com/p/Cinfb3FLhSU/?igshid=YTgzYjQ4ZTY=