Lime Rock 2Nd-place In grand-am finale Is sweet but slightly bitter for
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Bryan Sellers came to the GRAND-AM Championship Weekend at Lime Rock Park with a bittersweet feeling. The Braselton, Ga.-resident left with a sweet second-place finish in the two-hour and 30-minute GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge (CTSCC) race. However, being so close to the front at the checkered flag left a slightly bitter taste in his mouth; a taste that will drive Sellers and the crew of the No. 46 BCKSTGR/Fall-Line Motorsports BMW M3 he co-drives with Mark Boden (Winnetka, Ill.) until the 2013 season opening event in Daytona, Fla. in January. The podium at the Lakeville, Conn.-area racetrack was the team's second, second-place in a row, their third podium of the CTSCC season.

As was the plan, Sellers took the wheel with approximately two hours remaining in the Grand Sport (GS) class finale. The former open-wheel racing champion worked his way through the field to take the lead for 12 laps in the BCKSTGR car. The Fall-Line team performed its final pit stop on the BMW M3 with approximately 50-minutes remaining. The No. 46 was third as the pit stop rotations ended. Despite a yellow flag period disrupting his pursuit, Sellers passed into second-place with just under 18 minutes before the checkered-flag. With each lap, the gap to the leading Porsche would ebb-and-flow with the Ohio-native able to close the margin to within two-seconds but not closer. The clock would run out with Sellers 2.2-seconds out of the win.

Sellers and Fall-Line have had a strong year in the BCKSTGR entry but failed to win a race. The team opened the season on the high banks of Daytona International Speedway finishing third after contending for the victory all day. A string of frustrations followed as the car suffered from a number of incidents not of its own making. Sellers missed an event in the middle of the year due to a commitment to race the Team Falken Tire Porsche in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila PatrĂ³n - a ride in which Sellers is a factory driver for Falken. Once back in the car, things got back on track. An impressive race in the inaugural sports car event at the

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