CORR: Chula Vista: Todd Cuffaro weekend summary

Cuffaro Claims Top Five in CORR San Diego Todd Cuffaro Featured in San Diego Union Tribune Article San Diego, CA (July 29, 2008) - Championship Off-Road Racing Series (CORR) arrived to San Diego, California for Rounds 7 & 8 of the 2008...

Cuffaro Claims Top Five in CORR San Diego
Todd Cuffaro Featured in San Diego Union Tribune Article

San Diego, CA (July 29, 2008) - Championship Off-Road Racing Series (CORR) arrived to San Diego, California for Rounds 7 & 8 of the 2008 CORR season in front of the largest crowds that CORR has ever seen. On Saturday, a record of nearly 15,000 fans packed into 'The Quarry' at Chula Vista International Raceway to watch the 70 plus racers competing in eight different classes.

CORR Pro Lite rookie and San Diego native, Todd Cuffaro, arrived to 'The Quarry' a mere fifteen minutes from his downtown off road motorsports race shop. Todd's primary goal was to maintain a top five in the overall points race for the 2008 CORR series. 'The Quarry' presents challenges not experienced at other tracks.

'The Quarry' at Chula Vista International Raceway is a .82-mile purpose-built race course featuring high banked turns, six-foot high bumps along with a high-speed front stretch directly in front of the grandstands providing pure entertainment, but the highlight is the 160 foot downhill jump that tests the guts of each racer who takes to the track.

Todd Cuffaro arrived to CORR Rounds 7 & 8 leading the fifteen Pro Lite rookies in the championship points race.

"Racing in Chula Vista has always been a challenge for us, and our strategy heading into this race was to maintain a top five points position. We had a challenging qualifying run on Friday but the team rebounded early Saturday morning and had two good practices leading into Saturday's race. Our poor qualifying resulted in us starting in the 18th position, so the pressure was on for us to make our way thru the pack and hopefully finish in the top ten. The competition in Pro Lite at this level is so close it's very difficult to gain positions with our limited horsepower. We stayed out of trouble and worked our way thru the pack ending up 7th overall," explained Todd.

Sunday's Round 8 saw the #46 UPR/ Nissan/ BFGoodrich/ FOX Racing Shox Pro Lite start in the pole position after the mandatory CORR inversion. Todd battled with the best of the best in Pro Lite to the midway competition yellow flag. Cuffaro held his 5th place position after the restart and never looked back. Todd took the checkered flag in 5th position of the 28 racers who battled in the thirteen lap race. "This was the first time in my CORR racing career that I had the opportunity to start on the pole position and it was nice running in clean air among the best Pro Lite racers in the world. I was able to run with the leaders throughout the entire race which is a big attribute to our race team partners and my dedicated crew. The Nissan motor ran great, our BFG tires hooked up awesome on the blue groove and our FOX factory tuned suspension took all the abuse we gave it," commented Todd.

The performance of the UPR/ Nissan/ BFGoodrich/ FOX Racing Shox #46 Pro Lite in CORR rounds 7 and 8 maintains his top five overall championship points position. The top five racers are separated by only 77 total points and Todd's has accumulated 653 points after eight rounds of racing. The completion of Round 8 marks the halfway point of the 2008 CORR season as Cuffaro Motorsports peaks heading into the second half of the season.

-credit: www.toddcuffaro.com

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