SCC: Utah: Mitchum Motorsports qualifying report

Mitchum Qualifies 4th for Salt Lake City 200 Ted Anthony, Jr Grabs Highest Starting Position of Season Tooele, UT (September 11, 2010) - Ted Anthony, Jr qualified the ...

Mitchum Qualifies 4th for Salt Lake City 200
Ted Anthony, Jr Grabs Highest Starting Position of Season

Tooele, UT (September 11, 2010) - Ted Anthony, Jr qualified the #6.2 Mitchum Motorsports Camaro fourth for this afternoons Salt Lake City 200 at Miller Motorsports Park. This is the best qualifying performance this year for Team Mitchum, and has the team re-energized for the final round of the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge.

Anthony's time of 2:04.193, was the fastest lap of the weekend for the #6.2 Camaro and team principal Chris Mitchum was thrilled with the qualifying performance. "Ted laid down a great lap this morning, hats off to him" said Mitchum. "The team has developed a great program this year - it is nice to see a well deserved top five qualifying position and it is great to see such a strong showing from all of the Camaros. Unfortunately the draft didn't work in our favor but Ted was able to run consistent all session. We are well prepared for this afternoon's race and are extremely confident in our race setup and pace."

After the short 15 minute qualifying session Anthony climbed from the car and was greeted by a very happy crew. "I am really pleased with the qualifying session this morning. The car was handling great and it shows in the times" said Anthony. "We'll be starting near the front of the 56 car field which is really important. It's a long race so we plan to run our pace and stay out of trouble, which is always much easier when starting P4."

The green flag waves for the Salt Lake City 200 this afternoon at 4:45 PM MDT, which means there is plenty of time for the drivers to rest up before the race. Anthony will be starting the race with co-driver Joey Atterbury taking over for the latter half of the race. Atterbury was equally pleased with the qualifying position as was evidenced by the giant smile on his face as he watched timing and scoring while perched on the pit box in pit lane. "Ted saved his best lap for the right time. Qualifying is where it really counts and Ted proved once again just how good of a driver he is" noted Atterbury. "After a couple of tough races in New Jersey and Three Rivers, it is a great feeling to be starting the day off on such appositive note."

-source: mitchum motorsports

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