Segal impresses in PTG Test (10 July 2006)- Young University of Miami student Jeff Segal continued to broaden his motorsports resume with a strong test in a Prototype Technology Group-prepared BMW M3 GT2 machine recently at Summit ...
Segal impresses in PTG Test
(10 July 2006)- Young University of Miami student Jeff Segal continued to broaden his motorsports resume with a strong test in a Prototype Technology Group-prepared BMW M3 GT2 machine recently at Summit Point Motorsports Park in West Virginia.
Segal ran in concert with a PTG test as part of a team ADVAN tire test, giving him the opportunity to run on the same day as the team drivers, and his performance significantly bolstered his confidence after getting up to speed quickly in his first few laps despite not being fully familiar with the powerful BMW GT2 machine.
"Jeff did a good job in his first test," said PTG President/CEO Tom Milner. "He is a talented young man, and the experience he has racing BMW's in other series showed. We are looking forward to him testing again with us in August."
Segal, who scored a podium finish at Laguna Seca earlier this season and took his first Grand Am Cup Series pole at Mid-Ohio in June, thrived in his chance to run in the powerful GT2 machine, which represented a significant step up in every aspect of performance capabilities.
"I have tested with PTG before so there is a relationship there, and when Tom (Milner) offered me the chance to test again, I felt like it was a nice recognition of the progress I have made this season," said Segal. "I feel really comfortable racing BMW's, and am looking forward to testing with the team again."
While Segal is unsure of his next progression in the sport, he knows that doing the homework is the most important thing as he continues to move forward in his career.
"The more experience I develop driving different cars, the more confidence I bring to each race weekend," said Segal. "I have learned a lot running in the Cup Series, and this test was a good way to continue to find the limits in even faster cars. I think there are a lot of good opportunities for me to move up in the sport, and the more prepared I am, the better."
Segal, who races with support from BASE Energy Drink and Glycomax, will be back with Automatic Racing in Grand AM Cup Series competition on the weekend of July 28-30 at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama.