VIR: Randy Pobst race report

A Fun Run AT VIR It was a fun and exciting race at Virginia International Raceway as Randy and his co-driver, James Gue, finished twelfth in the GT class at the Rolex Sports Car Series "Bosch Engineering 250 at VIR". Driving the ...

A Fun Run AT VIR

It was a fun and exciting race at Virginia International Raceway as Randy and his co-driver, James Gue, finished twelfth in the GT class at the Rolex Sports Car Series "Bosch Engineering 250 at VIR". Driving the #97 Stevenson Motorsports Corvette, Randy rejoined the team that he raced for at this year's Daytona Rolex 24 hour race.

"I had a ball! It was so nice to be back with Stevenson Motorsports and I thank them for this opportunity. They are a first class effort. The car was very well prepared. Stevenson and Crawford really worked to develop the car over the winter. Crawford re-engineered the rear suspension and Stevenson put the car together and it showed promise at the test session at Homestead Miami. The car handled great during the race. Our finishing position doesn't indicate how good the car was."

On Saturday, James Gue qualified the car in third position, much to the delight and surprise of the team. Early on, Gue tangled with a Mustang and fell back a bit. When a caution came out, the team decided to gamble and stay out to get better track position. The strategy worked for awhile and Gue was able to lead several laps. When another caution failed to happen in time, Gue was forced to pit under green for fuel and a driver's change. Randy got into the car at about lap 45, but was only able to improve the position to twelfth.

"I had a very satisfying stint. I did not have much practice in the car, so I learned how to drive it during the race. Our times were competitive with the lead pack. We just needed another yellow flag for our pit strategy to pay off and we didn't get it. I want to thank the new young rookies on the Corvette crew- Jonathan, Jimmy, Matt and Ugo. This team was quickly assembled from friends of Stevenson Motorsports and were under the guidance of the crew chief at Stevenson. They were great guys and did a great job. We had no mechanical problems at all. I also want to thank my personal sponsors Team Janica Racing, Prairie Hills Motorsport Club, Chase cam, and saferacer.com for their continued support."

Congratulations to the Stevenson Motorsports sister car, driven by Andrew Davis and Robin Liddell, which earned its second consecutive victory today in the No. 57 Pontiac GXP.R. Randy is hoping to join Stevenson Motorsports later in the season for another race.

-credit: randyprobst.com

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Robin Liddell , Randy Pobst , James Gue , Andrew Davis
Teams Stevenson Motorsports