Wilson Scores Double Victory in F2000
"Bobby Wilson proves to be victorious at Road Atlanta"
TORONTO, ON. (AUGUST 26, 2004) Multi-time National karting champion Bobby Wilson steered his Green-Keeper, RW Racing, Cape Motorsports Van Diemen Formula Ford to victory this past weekend during the Cooper Tire Championship Series (CTCS) event at Road Atlanta. As part of the Drift Atlanta weekend, Wilson put on a show dominating both events to leave Atlanta with the overall points lead.
After Thursday's test day, 22-year-old Bobby Wilson knew that he and the rest of his Cape Motorsports team had a chance to leave Atlanta victorious. Due to technical difficulties with the timing and scoring system, the Zetec drivers qualifying session was shortened to 15 minutes from the normal half an hour. With 17 drivers on track at once, Wilson knew that the key to be on pole was to get a clear lap and lay it down early.
"We put new brake pads on before qualifying as we had the same problem that we had in Sebring," explained Wilson who qualified 2nd with a time of 1:24.227. "I had to ensure that the brakes were performing the way they were before I went for the lap. Unfortunately, I overshot a corner testing the brakes and threw the toe off the car. From that point on the car's back end was loose under power."
The Dousman, WI native took the night to regain his focus and composure for the first of two races that would take place on Saturday afternoon. At the drop of the green, Wilson slotted into second but soon made a bold move to take the lead. By running hard and consistent race laps around the 2.54 mile facility, Wilson turned the fastest lap of the race, a 1:24.794 en route to his first career pro victory. Leading all but the opening lap, Wilson went on to a 9.884 margin of victory and took over the points lead after round #3.
On Sunday, the '03 CART Stars of Tomorrow champion would repeat his performance to extend his point lead and become the first double winner of 2004. Wilson took the lead on the opening lap and never looked back on his way to take the checkered in round #4 by 3.756 seconds. Proving to be the class of the field, Wilson turned another fast race lap circuiting of the twelve turn facility at 1:24.960.
"This feels great," explained an excited Wilson, who was 2003's Shifter Kart Illustrated Driver of the Year. "I needed those points. I am going for the championship." In a phone interview from the track, Wilson also stated that he is ready for Laguna next weekend. With renewed focus, energy and the point lead in the Cooper Tire Championship Series, Wilson will look to continue his success in one week's time.
Bobby is actively seeking sponsorship money to move up the motorsports ladder and advance his career to the upper echelons of North American motorsports. For more information and sponsorship opportunities on Bobby Wilson please contact Bobby at 262-498-5166. For immediate assistance visit Bobby Wilson online at www.bobbywilsonIII.com