Birmingham: Horizon Motorsports race report

A MUCH NEEDED FINISH Aug. 4, 2005 -- Rock Hill, South Carolina--After enduring enormous tragedy and bringing a second car on line at Daytona, The Horizon Motorsports team proved their unrelenting determination at Barber Motorsports Park this...

A MUCH NEEDED FINISH

Aug. 4, 2005 -- Rock Hill, South Carolina--After enduring enormous tragedy and bringing a second car on line at Daytona, The Horizon Motorsports team proved their unrelenting determination at Barber Motorsports Park this past weekend. The Horizon Team brought their two Pontiac GTO's home, placing 10th and 18th in class at the Grand American Rolex Race.

For those in the know, the Horizon Motorsports team has performed heroically in the face of adversity. With a complete team overhaul and a rally to the teams mission statement - every team member stepped up to the plate with reenergized spirit and enthusiasm. One decent finish doesn't make a season, however, Horizon doesn't plan to let up on this season anytime soon.

With that said, Barber Motorsports Park presented its issues with the sweltering August Alabama heat and humidity that took its toll. The drivers were heroic in enduring the heat. With lots of replenishment and unrelenting grit, the cars qualified well and ran well for the entire race. The Szekeres/ Espenlaub #23 ran as high as seventh to then fall to a 10th finishing position. The #32 of Weinberg and Hanson finished 18th in class after starting 26th.

Preparation for the Watkins Glen 200, August 12, 2005 is underway. Team spirits are high and another good finish is expected.

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