HARRAH'S GRAND PRIX UP NEXT FOR PORSCHE GT3 RACERS JOILET, Ill. July 21 -- Martin Snow, Pleasant Grove, Utah, heads into rounds five and six of the Patron GT3 Challenge by Yokohama trailing defending champion Bob Faieta, Tujunga, Calif., by ...
HARRAH'S GRAND PRIX UP NEXT FOR PORSCHE GT3 RACERS
JOILET, Ill. July 21 -- Martin Snow, Pleasant Grove, Utah, heads into rounds five and six of the Patron GT3 Challenge by Yokohama trailing defending champion Bob Faieta, Tujunga, Calif., by only two points. Snow comes into the event this weekend at Autobahn Country Club with the momentum of two wins at his home track, Miller Motorsports Park.
While the series has been off for two months both Snow and Faieta have had some track time competing in the American LeMans Series. Snow also tested at Autobahn before racing last weekend in the Northeast Grand Prix.
"Autobahn is going to be tough. It's a bumpy course," Snow said. "It's going to be hot and humid and everything else."
Snow and Faieta race in the Platinum Cup, the class designated for 2008-2009 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars. Martin's wife, Melanie, leads the Gold Cup standings, the class for 2005-2007 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars. Melanie has won three of the first four rounds of the 2009 season.
Brian Wong, Newport Beach, Calif., missed the first two rounds of the series at Sebring, but came back strong at Miller Motorsports Park, winning round three and finishing second in round four.
22 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars will race on the 3.6-mile road course outside of Chicago. Official practice begins Friday, July 24 with qualifying on Saturday morning. Round five will take place Saturday, July 25 at 4:50 p.m. The green flag will fly for round six at 8:25 a.m. Sunday July 26.