Lites: Jonathan Goring Laguna Seca preview

JONATHAN GORING NEEDS JUST A SINGLE POINT TO CLINCH IMSA LITES L1 TITLE AT LAGUNA With only one single additional point to score standing between him and the IMSA Lites L1 Championship for 2008, racer Jonathan Goring, from Norfolk, Connecticut...

JONATHAN GORING NEEDS JUST A SINGLE POINT TO CLINCH IMSA LITES L1 TITLE AT LAGUNA

With only one single additional point to score standing between him and the IMSA Lites L1 Championship for 2008, racer Jonathan Goring, from Norfolk, Connecticut is set to travel this week to Laguna Seca Mazda Raceway in Monterey, California to claim it. The IMSA Lites two-race finale will be held there, in conjunction with the American LeMans Race Presented by Patron, on October 16-19, 2008, and Goring can take home the Championship back East, if he scores just one more point in either race.

Hopefully, a Championship win in this series will allow him to continue his winning ways in 2009. Goring has already started exploring opportunities to move up next year into another professional series such as American LeMans or Grand American racing. Goring, also the 2006 Skip Barber National Champion, would like to compete next in the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona in February, helping to propel a team to victory at that historic race.

Goring has been making history all season. In the last Lites outing, held at the Petit LeMans held at Road Atlanta, Goring claimed record-breaking back-to-back victories that were virtually a repeat of his earlier performances at Canada's Mosport track. At both these tracks, he broke the existing track record for both qualifying and the race, and at Mosport he blew it away by over two seconds. Goring also has been able to lead flag to flag in the last four races, despite tough challenges from competitors just waiting for the slightest waver.

Overall, this season has been a stellar one for Goring, who started the season by winning both of the races at Sebring, and has never looked back. Scoring a remarkable eight out of ten possible wins so far, he has impressed everyone with his skill, poise and mastery of very challenging circuits such as Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah, and Connecticut's Lime Rock Park.

Goring says: "This season has been terrific so far, and we're so close to capturing the championship now. Once again, my thanks go to Kevin, Terry and all the crew. Comprent has gone above and beyond to provide me with a fabulous car and wonderful support all year."

The #14 black Comprent DP02 Elan, which has reliably topped the charts all year, features the sponsorship of internationally famous Tifosi Eyewear, along with that of Skip Barber Racing School, Alfas Unlimited and NPA Graphics. Comprent Racing Services is based in Athens, Georgia, and prepares sports and racing cars for all types of competition.

-credit: www.jonathangoring.com

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Drivers Skip Barber , Jonathan Goring