SCC: Homestead: Nick Wittmer race notes

NICK WITTMER FINISHES IN 17TH PLACE IN HOMESTEAD Forced to extra pits stops Miami-Homestead, Florida.-- Montreal, Quebec driver Nick Wittmer finished a distant 17th today in the second round of the Grand-Am Koni Challenge held at Miami-Homestead...

NICK WITTMER FINISHES IN 17TH PLACE IN HOMESTEAD
Forced to extra pits stops

Miami-Homestead, Florida.-- Montreal, Quebec driver Nick Wittmer finished a distant 17th today in the second round of the Grand-Am Koni Challenge held at Miami-Homestead Speedway in Florida, Nick Wittmer was teaming with Glen Bochino in the I-Moto Racing Acura TSX but the writing was on the wall when he took over from his co-driver when he took to the track around the half way mark. Early in the ST race, Bochino was hit in the back and his car was propelled hardly into a car in front. With considable damage to the bumper and hood, Bochino had to pit for repairs. On top of that pit stop, Bochino was penalized with a stop and go penalty and another visit to the pits for repairs on the hood before the series official decided to let the car run without some body elements. When the regular driver change stop was schedule, the I-Moto TSX was already more than a lap down, but Wittmer raced it as if he was among the leaders.

''What an eventful race, to say the least, said the 21 year-old Nick Wittmer. Glen was starting from mid-pack but we had a good car and we easily had a chance for a Top 10. I had the second best time in the morning warm-up but there was no way Glen could prevent a car from pushing him into the car in front of him. Our crew did a great job trying to repair the TSX but there was no way we could fix the body parts. It's a good thing they let us run without them but we lost considerable time in those pit stops.

What makes be humm is that my lap times with an ailing car were almost as good as the leaders and I managed to keep my position when I ran just a few seconds in front of them. So, I am very confident as we head to Iowa next week for another 400 k or 2.5 hour race with just the St cars on the track.''

-credit: nw/dsas

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Nick Wittmer