FEINBERG PUTS LOUIS MOINET TIMEPIECE TO THE ULTIMATE TEST Millville, New Jersey (June 14, 2009) - Owner and driver of Primetime Race Group in his ...
FEINBERG PUTS LOUIS MOINET TIMEPIECE TO THE ULTIMATE TEST
Millville, New Jersey (June 14, 2009) - Owner and driver of Primetime Race Group in his #7 Elan DP-02, dominated round 6 of the IMSA Lites Series wearing the latest technology from master timekeeper Louis Moinet.
This weekend, New Jersey Motorsports Park was host to rounds five and six of the IMSA Lites Series where Feinberg logged back to back podium finishes including a win in today's 45 minute sprint race on the 2.17 mile 12 turn race circuit. Throughout the four day event, Feinberg recorded consistent lap times in every session placing him either fastest, or within tenths of a second amongst the field of 16 drivers.
In round five, Feinberg started from P3 and would fall back to P8 during the race due to four unexpected incidents of aggressive maneuvers through the limited and less than optimal passing zones. He would ultimately make his way back through the race traffic and into a P3 finishing position.
In Sunday's qualifying session Feinberg found even more time in his laps with a 1:15.755 settling him less than 0.400 seconds off the pole sitter but would settle starting from P4. Prior to the start of round 6, Primetime Race Group's primary sponsor "Louis Moinet" and its head of US development, Don Loke delivered a prototype of their newest edition timepiece to Feinberg with the hopes of seeing it on the top step of the podium, Feinberg strapped it on and away he went.
Once the green flag was waived Feinberg immediately set himself on kill mode and was in hot pursuit of the competitors ahead. In lap one Feinberg passed Kyle Marcelli in turn 9 and proceeded to chase Lucas Downs for 6 laps before passing him in turn 9 as well. Once on the bumper of race leader Tom Drewer, Feinberg stayed in his mirrors until midway in the race when the double yellow caution had been thrown. After four laps behind the pace car the race was back under a green flag and Feinberg wasted no time passing Drewer into turn one and eventually walking away from the field.
With nearly a twenty car gap, Feinberg crossed the finish line almost 4 seconds ahead of his competition logging a well earned second win and fourth podium of the season.
"This was a text book win for us" said Feinberg. "The whole team took part in this one, we've been right there every race this season and have had some unfortunate occurrences keep us off the top step. Today showed us all how good we really are at what we do; my guys gave me a car today that was consistently the fastest car on the track and I never doubted it for a second" added Feinberg.
The soon to be released "Primetime" chronograph survived the race with forces of 150 MPH as well as 2 G's of lateral and horizontal G Force which equates to double the force of gravity. This is not your average R&D for time keeping but for Louis Moinet, this timepiece took a lickin, and kept on tickin…..
"Today was a great day for the Louis Moinet/Primetime partnership", said Don Loke. "Joel has been a great partner to us and for him to deliver a win on demand while wearing our latest edition of remarkable timepieces makes it very special for our brand. We hope to soon complete and present Joel with our limited edition production model race chronograph, complete with a carbon fiber dial and red sub dials in commemoration of our entry into this great racing partnership with Primetime".
For more information on Louis Moinet, please visit www.LMTIME.com
Primetime's next event is the Northeast Grand Prix in Lakeville Connecticut on July 18th where Feinberg will be faced with a triple header race day as he pilots both the #7 Elan DP-02 in the IMSA Lites double header, as well the #11 ALMS GT2 Viper. Stay tuned for more Primetime updates throughout the year!