Burrows Leads Kinetic Motorsports Qualifying at Lime Rock Park GS debut off to a fast start for ST Champion LAKEVILLE, CT (23 May, 2008)--Adam Burrows of Canton, Connecticut led the Kinetic Motorsports charge at Lime Rock Park on Saturday as...
Burrows Leads Kinetic Motorsports Qualifying at Lime Rock Park
GS debut off to a fast start for ST Champion
LAKEVILLE, CT (23 May, 2008)--Adam Burrows of Canton, Connecticut led the Kinetic Motorsports charge at Lime Rock Park on Saturday as he qualified the No. 80 Shock Doctor BMW M3 fifteenth on the grid for Monday's Grand-Am KONI Challenge with a fast lap time of 59.345-seconds. Burrows will take the green flag from behind the wheel before turning the controls over to co-driver and fellow KONI Challenge Champion Trevor Hopwood of Lee, N.H. during Monday's two and a half hour race, which is slated for a 9:45 AM ET green flag.
The sister Kinetic Motorsports No. 79 of Miami Beach, Florida's Chapman Ducote will start the race from the 25th spot before turning the machine over to Nic Jonsson for round two of the 2008 KONI Challenge season. Rafael Betances locked in to 33rd on the grid with the No. 87 RBR Construction machine that he will share with co-driver Russell Smith.
In addition to the three-car GS assault, Kinetic will also contest Saturday's KONI ST Class event at Lime Rock Park with the Kinetic Motorsports No. 33 BMW 330i entry of Fisher Island, Florida resident Lee Davis and his co-driver Russell Smith. The two will have their work cut out for them come race time after a motor issue prevented the machine from setting a qualifying time, sending them to the back of the 46 car field.
The GS qualifying session was a highly competitive one, as the top 19 drivers set times within one second of the pole sitter as Burrows continued to grow his familiarity with the GS machinery in his first GS Class race weekend.
"I'm really happy with how things have gone with the Shock Doctor Kinetic car so far this weekend," said Burrows. "Trevor and I both have a lot of time here at Lime Rock Park and that has helped a lot. This is only the second time we've driven a GS car, so we are still learning what it likes and have just been trying to be smart about our progression through the weekend and not take any unnecessary risks. The Kinetic guys have made us feel right at home, and hopefully we can bring them a good result on Monday."
The Lime Rock Park weekend is the first KONI event since the season-opening Daytona event in January as the series kicks off a hectic summer schedule with the Memorial Day Weekend event.
"Overall, we were hoping for a bit more from this qualifying session, but we will just have to make the most of our strategy on Monday and make up some ground once the race starts," said Nic Jonsson. "For our first time out with four cars here at Lime Rock, things have gone fairly smoothly, but of course everyone will be looking for more on Monday."
"Adam and Trevor are doing a great job this weekend," said Kinetic Motorsports Lead Engineer Mark Schomann. "There are twenty cars within a second, and for those two to be in that group of fast cars their first time out in GS is fantastic, particularly as they are still just getting comfortable with the car. Hopefully they can avoid any problems in the race and move up well once things get going on Monday."