SCC: Birmingham: Valerie Limoges qualifying report

Limoges posts fast first lap in Barber qualifying Traffic jam in the South keeps Limoges from improving after a very fast first lap Leeds, AL (21 July 07)- Valerie Limoges and co-driver Travis Walker will start the Blackforest Motorsports USG ...

Limoges posts fast first lap in Barber qualifying
Traffic jam in the South keeps Limoges from improving after a very fast first lap

Leeds, AL (21 July 07)- Valerie Limoges and co-driver Travis Walker will start the Blackforest Motorsports USG Sheetrock/Ramset Tools Ford Mustang FR500C alongside former Olympic star Phil Mahre in Sunday's Grand-Am KONI Challenge race at Barber Motorsports Park. The two Mustang pilots will make up the tenth row in a nearly forty-car field for the 109-lap race distance on the 2.3-mile natural terrain road circuit outside of Birmingham, Alabama.

Limoges set her best lap time of 1:40.141-seconds on her very first lap of qualifying, but couldn't free herself from the traffic jam the rest of the session and was forced to accept her tenth-row starting position. Limoges and Walker are coming off their first top-ten result together earlier this month at Watkins Glen.

"I didn't really get a clear lap out there even though I kept backing off and trying to get myself a gap, it just didn't work out and I kept on catching traffic," said Limoges. "But I know this track and I know we are going to have a good race tomorrow. Travis had a great run at Watkins Glen, and hopefully we can be up toward the top five before I turn the car over to him to take to the finish. Travis and I have been working really well together, and we'd like to keep the momentum up that we got started at the Glen for a good finish tomorrow."

-credit: www.valerielimoges.com

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Valérie Limoges , Travis Walker , Phil Mahre