SCC: Mid-Ohio: Hopwood, Burrows qualifying notes

Front Row Spot For Burrows at Mid-Ohio Back to qualifying form for 2007 Champ Mansfield, OH (21 June, 2008)-- When the 2007 KONI Challenge season opened up, few in the racing world had heard of Adam Burrows. But with six front row qualifying...

Front Row Spot For Burrows at Mid-Ohio
Back to qualifying form for 2007 Champ

Mansfield, OH (21 June, 2008)-- When the 2007 KONI Challenge season opened up, few in the racing world had heard of Adam Burrows. But with six front row qualifying efforts and one pole position, Burrows certainly had people talking as he raced his way to the ST Class Championship with co-driver Trevor Hopwood.

Having made a big impression in their rookie season, Burrows and Hopwood made the move to a brand new challenge for 2008 as they were signed by Compass360 Racing to drive the No. 74 Fischer Skis/Skunk2 Acura TSX. And after showing remarkable race speed in their new front wheel drive racer after years of rear-wheel drive race experience, Burrows brought his A game to the fore in qualifying on Saturday as he scored a fast lap time of 1:38.083-seconds to take a front-row spot on the grid for Sunday's KONI Challenge race at Mid-Ohio

Burrows will line up against nearly fifty other racers and despite showing such speed, gave the credit to his Compass 360 Racing crew.

"I was fortunate after we came in for the black flag that when we lined up, we had only two cars in front of us. I was able to get by both of them quickly. So I had the bit in my teeth and I was trying to go after the Cobalts because they have tons of power. That produced a real good lap. The car handled great all the way through and I couldn't be more pleased. Thanks to the Compass360 Racing crew for working so hard and giving us a great handling car and hopefully we can make some ground up in this championship on Sunday with another strong race."

-credit: hopwood/burrows

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Trevor Hopwood , Adam Burrows
Teams Compass360 Racing