April 20, 2001-Veteran race car driver Ross Bentley (Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada), and Russell Racing School Graduate Champion Brent Sherman (Barrington, IL), will team up to run Miracle Motorsports/Serta Mattress ...
April 20, 2001-Veteran race car driver Ross Bentley (Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada), and Russell Racing School Graduate Champion Brent Sherman (Barrington, IL), will team up to run Miracle Motorsports/Serta Mattress #6 SportsRacing Prototype entry in Saturday's running of the Sun Automotive 200 from Phoenix.
Bentley began his racing career in oval track sprint cars, then turned to road racing, and winning, in Formula Ford, Formula Atlantic, Trans-Am, Showroom Stock and Can-Am type racers. From 1990 to 1995, Ross competed at the highest level of auto racing in North America, the CART Indy Car Series. Since then he has become one of the top sports car drivers in the world, winning the 1998 United States Road Racing GT-3 Championship for the factory BMW M3 team. Ross was slated to initially run with Miracle Motorsports at the Six Hours of The Glen in Watkins Glen, NY next month, but will instead run this weekend replacing the seat of John Macaluso, team owner, based in Winter Haven, FL.
Driving with Bentley will be Brent Sherman, winner of the 1997 Russell Racing School Graduate Champion-most recently running 2 seasons with the Barber Dodge Pro Series.
The #6 Riley & Scott/Lozano powered entry will start in the 26th position in Saturday evening's race due to an engine change that took place during the qualifying round this afternoon. "Starting in the back of the pack does has its benefits," stated Macaluso. "We know we have a strong car, hopefully all of the bad luck for the weekend is out of the way."
Qualifying on the pole for Saturday's race will be the #16 entry of James Weaver and Butch Leitzinger with a time of 00:52.747, an average speed of 103.058 mph. The race begins at 7 pm Pacific Time and will be aired live on the Speedvision network. Visit our website at www.miraclemotorsporots.com for continuous coverage.