SCC: VIR: Ford Racing Friday report

SCC: VIR: Ford Racing Friday report

Bret Seafuse and James Gue, co-drivers of the No. 37 Mustang FR500C, sit third in Grand-Am Koni Challenge Series points going into Sunday's season finale. The JBS Motorsports driving duo are two points ahead of Craig Stanton in fourth place, and...

Bret Seafuse and James Gue, co-drivers of the No. 37 Mustang FR500C, sit third in Grand-Am Koni Challenge Series points going into Sunday's season finale. The JBS Motorsports driving duo are two points ahead of Craig Stanton in fourth place, and look to finish the season solidly in third. Gue and Seafuse talk about their day of practice at Virginia International Raceway and key things to focus on for a six-hour race.

James Gue - No. 37 Trumansburg ShurSave Mustang FR500C

ON HIS DAY OF PRACTICE. "The day has gone well so far, I've been really happy ever since we rolled off the truck. The car has been good and we haven't had any problems. Right off the bat we played a little bit with setup and we always came back close to where we started, so we've got a good setup. We used this setup here last year and came back this year with the same one. We've just been working on race stuff and we're looking at fuel strategy and that sort of thing. Bret did a majority of the driving today, but we both seem really happy with the car. The time sheets don't necessarily reflect how well our car is. We've got a really good car on the long run. I don't know how well we'll do in qualifying, but we should be in good shape for the race."

Bret Seafuse - No. 37 Trumansburg ShurSave Mustang FR500C

WITH THE RACE BEING SIX HOURS THIS WEEKEND AND ESSENTIALLY A DOUBLE RACE FOR YOU, WHAT KINDS OF THINGS DO YOU WORK ON AHEAD OF TIME OR REALLY PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO? "Well certainly brake-wear is something that we are trying to figure out as far as how much we can push them over six hours with ruining the brakes. We're looking at that and tires, but mostly I would say for the long race, brakes and fuel are the biggest things that we need to pay attention to and to make sure that we've got enough of each left at the end of the race. We're just trying to figure out how long we can go and how far we can push without screwing anything up. Not really anything a lot different, just the brakes are the biggest thing."

-credit: ford racing

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