SCC: Watkins Glen: Jim Holtom race notes

Holtom wins at Watkins Glen WATKINS GLEN, NY - The SCADAPack Chevrolet Cobalt SS Supercharged made history at he Chemung Canal Trust 200 Grand Am Cup event on June 11, as it became the first win for the new offering from GM. "I couldn't...

Holtom wins at Watkins Glen

WATKINS GLEN, NY - The SCADAPack Chevrolet Cobalt SS Supercharged made history at he Chemung Canal Trust 200 Grand Am Cup event on June 11, as it became the first win for the new offering from GM. "I couldn't be happier for our whole Georgian Bay Motorsports team, and for Chevrolet," said Jim Holtom after the historic win.

After qualifying fifth, Jim Holtom took the first stint and was running comfortably until a fuel issue cropped up. "I radioed in it just quit," Holtom said. "The team told me to switch to the reserve fuel system and to come in, just as I arrive, the race went full course yellow. It was a big break for us."

Holtom handed the # 00 SCADAPack Chevrolet Cobalt SS Supercharged over to new teammate Andy Lally, who was filling in for Jamie Holtom this weekend. Jamie has not yet had his 18th birthday, so he was unable to compete at the Glen. Lally went out, but the team knew his laps would be limited as the SCADAPack Chevrolet Cobalt SS Supercharged refused to run on the main fuel system. "We took parts from our backup car, and told Andy to come back to the pits. Again the full course caution flew and we caught a break."

The Georgian Bay Motorsports team managed to fix the problem and now the rest was up to Lally. "He did a great job filling in for Jamie, and made the passes we needed to get the win," Holtom said.

With the win, the team is charged up about coming to Mosport this weekend. "Mosport is essentially our home race, and now more than ever we are looking forward to racing in front of the Canadian fans. It is always a great weekend at Mosport, and hopefully we can build on the momentum from the Glen," Holtom said.

At Mosport, Holtom will once again be teamed up with his son Jamie Holtom.

Chevrolet Cobalt SS Supercharged Fast Facts; The Chevrolet Cobalt SS Supercharged is Chevrolet's new contender for the tuner market. With a 2.0L DOHC Supercharged 205 hp motor, performance suspension, four wheel ABS disc brakes, and a five speed manual transmission, the Chevy Cobalt SS Supercharged takes "go" to the next level.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Andy Lally , Jim Holtom