Team Cobalt California Gives Chevrolet Boost in Campaign for Manufacturer's Championship

BENICIA, Calif. -- Team Cobalt California finished ninth in the Grand-Am Cup's inaugural race at Miller Motorsports Park near Salt Lake City this past weekend. With one race to go, only two points separate Chevrolet and Acura in the Manufacturer's Championship standings

"We finally got the cars set up where we want them," Crew Chief Howard Davis said. "We should be ready to do our part to bring the Manufacturer's Trophy home for Chevrolet at Virginia next month."

With the help of General Motors Performance Division, car No. 48 driven by team newcomers Brian O'Shaughnessy and Aaron Povoledo took the checkered flag in ninth position, securing valuable points for Team Cobalt.

Car No. 98, driven by veterans VJ Mirzayan and Paul Bonaccorsi, had an unfortunate spin during the early laps that prematurely ended their race.

The team's two Chevrolet Cobalt SS Supercharged cars arrived in Salt Lake City early to help publicize the newly opened Miller Motorsports Park. The cars were on display for the Salt Lake City media and public to view and enjoy.

"It was a wonderful experience for everyone," Chief Operations Officer Jeff Mishtawy said. "People stopped us at the track and said they'd seen us on television that morning".

Team Cobalt California's final appearance of the season will be Grand-Am Cup's signature six-hour endurance race at Virginia International Raceway Oct. 6-8