SCC: VIR: Owen Trinker preview

The RSR Motorsports team seems to have found their stride late in the 2009 Koni Sports Car Challenge Season and are looking to end the 2009 racing season with a great deal of momentum. They have been consistently running at the front of the ST...

The RSR Motorsports team seems to have found their stride late in the 2009 Koni Sports Car Challenge Season and are looking to end the 2009 racing season with a great deal of momentum. They have been consistently running at the front of the ST Class field, and that continued with the #198 entry featuring team driver Owen Trinkler and team mate Adam Burrows in the last round of the series in Salt Lake City.

Although neither driver is new to the RSR Motorsports team, driving together certainly is. The tandem finished the first practice session in 3rd position before the car needed some repairs to get ready for the race itself, missing the second practice and Qualifying sessions of the race weekend at Miller Motorsports Park.

Starting at the back of the field Burrows and Trinkler would work their way steadily through the field to a very respectable 8th place finish, again showing the ultimate pace of the Mini Cooper S, before the checkered flag would drop. Owen mentions "Adam did a good job this weekend and together we were able to get close to the front after starting at the rear of the pack, the Mini has really come on strong here lately."

Going into this weekends' season finale event at Virginia International Raceway, the RSR Motorsports team will be mixing up the lineup a bit as Trinkler will now team with Team Owner Randy Smalley in the #197 entry. This is a car and teammate combination that came home with a Top-5 finish in the same event just one year ago and the team is looking to improve on that result this time out. States Trinkler; "The team has worked so hard all season long and really made the Mini Cooper S a contender for the podium no matter what track we've been at the second half of this season, we would really like to give them the podium finish they all deserve".

-credit: otPR

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Owen Trinkler , Randy Smalley