CORSA MOTORSPORTS ANNOUNCES WITHDRAWAL FROM LIME ROCK AND MID-OHIO Team Owner Pruitt Hopeful of Quick Return to Grid SALT LAKE CITY (July 8, 2008) -- Corsa Motorsports announced today that its GT2 Ferrari F430 program will forego the upcoming...
CORSA MOTORSPORTS ANNOUNCES WITHDRAWAL FROM LIME ROCK AND MID-OHIO
Team Owner Pruitt Hopeful of Quick Return to Grid
SALT LAKE CITY (July 8, 2008) -- Corsa Motorsports announced today that its GT2 Ferrari F430 program will forego the upcoming American Le Mans Series races at Lime Rock Park and Mid-Ohio; however team principal and owner Steve Pruitt is committed to returning to the ALMS grid as quickly as possible.
"I've had so much fun this season in the races in which we have been able to compete. It goes without saying that a great deal of the credit goes to Dunlop, which has helped Corsa Motorsports get the car as competitive as it has been," Pruitt said.
"I love the sport and the Series and fully anticipate returning yet this year. An opportunity was presented at the 24 Hours of Le Mans which will require a transitioning of our program. We are currently researching its requirements, and in order to be able to appropriately do so, it requires the full focus of key members of our team in the immediate term. Once we have completed this process, we will be able to determine our competition schedule for the balance of the season as it relates to the F430."
Pruitt's drivers Johnny Mowlem and Gunnar Jeannette, each participants at Le Mans, will take opportunities to compete in other series during this vetting period, but will return to drive for Corsa for the balance of the 2008 ALMS season.
Pruitt's Corsa Motorsports team, although unable to compete at the Twelve Hours of Sebring, made its first 2008 ALMS start with a 4th-place finish at St. Petersburg followed by a 4th-place effort at Long Beach and an 8th-place finish at Miller Motorsports Park.