Daytona II: Sigalsport race report

ANOTHER TOP TEN FINISH FOR SIGALSPORT Los Angeles, July 5, 2005: Sigalsport team drivers, Gene Sigal and Matt Alhadeff scored their second top ten finish in four races finishing tenth in class at the Brumos Porsche...

ANOTHER TOP TEN FINISH FOR SIGALSPORT

Los Angeles, July 5, 2005: Sigalsport team drivers, Gene Sigal and Matt Alhadeff scored their second top ten finish in four races finishing tenth in class at the Brumos Porsche 250 last Thursday. The young team's achievements now include 11 top tens in only 16 series starts.

Following a disappointing performance at the 6 hours of the Glen, Sigalsport's team did a great job considering that they only had a few hours of practice to prepare the car for the race. Matt Alhadeff was driving for the first time at Daytona International Speedway and must be commended for his ability to learn the track considering that this event was held in only one day and due to the very tight schedule that compacted practice, qualifying and race within 13 hours.

Team owner and driver, Gene Sigal qualified the car 11th in GT Class and drove the first 25-lap stint. Gene did an excellent job aligning a series of 159 and 158, only 1.5 second from the best GTs, allowing the team to place in the Top 10 almost throughout the entire race.

Matt Alhadeff drove the Sigalsport Porsche sponsored by Alhadeff Companies, Apex, and Motul in the second stint and he too did a great job preserving the announced top 10 results.

This result is very encouraging for Sigalsport, whose goal before the race was to score in the top 10 in an effort to increase its points ranking and join the top 10 GT teams before the end of the summer. At the Brumos Porsche 250 Sigalsport gained 6 championship positions and is now ranked 16th in points. Gene Sigal gained 3 positions and Matt Alhadeff went from the 34th in points to 28th.

The California based team's crew enjoyed a short vacation before getting ready for the Alabama rendezvous at Barber Motorsports Park scheduled for July 31st. Sigalsport will introduce a new look at Barber and the team's goal is to enter a second car for most of the remaining races of the Rolex 2005 Series.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Gene Sigal