Potter Leads Victorious GRT Magnus Quarantine Effort In First Annual Dad-Prix 400
KBruComm April 9, 2020 0
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (April 9, 2020) — As the motorsport world adjusts to a time without on-track action, GRT Magnus has taken first place in quarantine festivities, proving the team’s perseverance and tenacity to excel in all things. There may not be auto racing, but the competition continued for the fan favorite sports car racing team at the Dad-Prix 400 powered by Charmin Ultra Soft. Thanks to the support of FlexBox, Team Somebody John Potter stood on the top step of the podium on Saturday with his “#1 Dad” cup held high over his head, met with cheers from the crowd of his three supporters in attendance.
Following an early morning warm up, Potter led the effort to make the team’s morning breakfast, making the risky strategy call for homemade waffles. Measuring and mixing the perfect proportions of ingredients, Potter found the desired consistency and expertly poured the batter into the waffle iron. Eyes on the clock, he closed the lid on the batter, watching each minute go by with building tension. After a grueling five minutes, he lifted the lid to reveal golden brown waffles, much to the relief of the team.
“It was a dangerous call to go with the waffles,” said Jack, the eldest of the All-American crew. “Between the risk of mess, and the hot temperatures of the waffle iron, we could have spent a lot of time in clean up. However, all went well, and the payoff was worth it. Great effort all around.”
The team celebrated its mealtime efforts with their fans of the outdoor variety and headed to the Potter outfield to feed the birds. Bag of feed in hand, Potter, joined by teammates Jack and Will, set the feeder on the ground, and in record time, filled the wooden structure with food, spilling little onto the ground. They replaced the feeder on its branch and returned back to home base in impressive time, meeting the minimum required amount of time to be at the assigned tree for the fill-up.
“At first, it appeared that Dad had the best setup to beat us back to the house, but in the end, Jack and I had the better Balance of Performance for that run,” said Will, the youngest Potter. “We got a better exit out of Yard Tree, and were able to stay in front on that run. Overall, it was a successful feeding” young William added, while pooping in his diaper.
The family patio held the next round of nail-biting events where the Potter men faced off on the Step2 Roller Coaster. The three-piece Polyethylene track stretches over 10 feet, putting parent and toddler to the test while still offering world class safety for competitors. With expert coaching from full season co-driver and skate boarding pro Andy Lally, the two youngest Potters expertly maneuvered the temporary course, earning two more class victories for GRT Magnus.
“I’m proud of the show the kids put on out there,” said Lally. “The Step2 Roller Coaster separates the babies from the toddlers, and Will and Jack really earned their class wins today. The tires held on strong for the three second laps, and all the work the boys have been putting into their fitness really paid off during those demanding stints.”
The suspense reached its critical peak as the trio of competitors headed to the Antsy Pants Build and Play Ball Pit. Potter, Potter, and Potter took their starting positions, and at the wave of the green flag, jumped into the 30 inch by 34 inch ball bit, filled with over 400 BPA and Phthalate free plastic play balls, giving the event its Dad-Prix 400 name. As Potter crashed into Potter, dozens of the 2.5 inch plastic balls flew across the room, casualties of the continuous side by side contact. Event official Emily Potter ruled the contact as a ball-playing incident, but issued soft warnings during room clean up. Declared the winner of the ball pit festivities, the senior Potter again finished his stint within eyesight of the lead.
The final event of the Dad-Prix 400 powered by Charmin Ultra Soft came to the double points round of high stakes coloring. Each of the Potter men chose their canvas. While Will and Jack opted for blank canvases, John chose to color a clean livery template, which would save him ample time in the design process. Armed with their Crayola Crayons, the Potter clan began the final competition. Will chose the unique strategy to draw squiggly lines, not only disregarding proper shapes, but color pairing as well. Jack used a little more strategy in his artwork, drawing a Prix-themed piece with trophies and other indecipherable shapes that were allegedly racing related. The eldest Potter put on a coloring clinic for the competition, expertly gliding his color coordinating crayons inside the lines, producing nothing near a masterpiece, but a winning design nonetheless.
In the end, John Potter celebrated victory on the top step of the podium, spraying pretend champagne, surrounded by cheering supporters. The local PA announcer narrated the usual podium hat dance as all Potters relished their successes, throwing the sponsor branded hats into the crowd for the young fans in attendance. Like car racing, this event had its fair share of controversy. Commented Jack Potter, “I think Dad only won the trophy because it already said #1 Dad and that’s all we had in the house.”
“I’m really proud of the team’s performance in the Dad-Prix,” said Potter. “We miss being on track, but we’ve proven that GRT Magnus is a force to be reckoned with no matter what level of competition we’re faced with. I’m looking forward to seeing what else we can achieve in the coming months. I welcome all other racing moms and dads out there to host their own events and share them, too!”