SCC: California: Hyundai Motorsports race report

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SCC: California: Hyundai Motorsports race report

Hyundai Motorsports finishes 11th in California Fontana, California - A fields of 54 cars participated at the second round of the 2002 Grand Am Street Stock Championship that was held at the California Speedway in Fontana. Canadian Mark...

Hyundai Motorsports finishes 11th in California

Fontana, California - A fields of 54 cars participated at the second round of the 2002 Grand Am Street Stock Championship that was held at the California Speedway in Fontana.

Canadian Mark Craig and American Steve Gorriaran piloted the #6 Hyundai Tiburon to the 11th place of their ST1 class. The #14 Hyundai Tiburon of {Wade Gaughran/Justin Marks} and the #8 Tiburon of {Michael Ciasulli/Chris Guerrieri} finished 16th and 20th respectively.

"We had more rubber on the track than Friday and the handling was better, this is a deceivingly demanding race course,” explained Steve Gorriaran of the #6 Tiburon. The track keeps you very busy, you really do not get any to time relax," added Gorriaran.

Michael Ciasulli of the #8 Hyundai Tiburon was encouraged overall with the weekend’s progress,

"We proved that the cars are fast and carry a lot of potential. Unfortunately we had mechanical difficulties on all three cars, without these growing pain factors, we could have very well all placed in the top 10. We will have some time to improve our reliability as we prepare for Phoenix,” said Ciasulli.

Mark Craig was pleased with the result, but was adamant that the team will need to perform better in Phoenix,

"An eleventh place is ok, but not as good as I would have hoped for the team overall. I am positive we'll do better in Phoenix," said Mark Craig.

The third round of the Grand-Am Street Stock Series western tour will be at Phoenix International Raceway for the United Auto 200, April 18-20 2002.

Additional details on the team available at: www.keymotorsport.com

<pre> Race results - Class ST1

Class Team/Car Sponsors 1 King Motorsports / Acura Integra R MAI / Pro-Cam / RedLine Oil / Moton/ Tirerack.com 2 Team Lexus / Lexus IS300 Lexus / BBS Wheels / Redline Oil / Protrac 3 Power Racing Team / Acura Integra R Power Racing Team 4 Team Lexus / Lexus IS300 Lexus / BBS Wheels / Redline Oil / Protrac 5 Villaconn International / BMW Z3 HMS Motorsports / BL Patch 6 Team Lexus / Lexus IS300 Lexus / BBS Wheels / Redline Oil / Protrac 7 Villaconn International / BMW Z3 Primerica 8 Braco Racing / Acura Integra R Braco Racing Development 9 RC Imports / Mercedes 190E RC Imports 10 Power Racing Team / Acura Integra R Power Racing Team 11 Hyundai Motorsports / Hyundai Tiburon Hyundai Auto Canada- Mark Craig/Steve Gorriaran 12 SpeedSource / Porsche Boxter SpeedSource 13 Team Spartanburg Racing / BMW Z3 Team Spartanburg Racing 14 SpeedSource / Porsche Boxter SpeedSource 15 Global Motorsport Group / BMW 328i Global Motorsport Group 16 Hyundai Motorsports / Hyundai Tiburon Hyundai Auto Canada - Wade Gaughran/Justin Marks 17 Villaconn International / BMW Z3 ELI.com 18 Honda of America Racing Team / Acura RSX RedLine Oil / DC Sports 19 Honda of America Racing Team / Acura RSX RedLine Oil / DC Sports 20 Hyundai Motorsports / Hyundai Tiburon Hyundai Auto Canada - Michael Ciasulli/Chris Guerrieri 21 TRS Racing / Honda Civic Si TRS Racing / 5Zigen / Clutch Net

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