3R Racing Qualifies Ninth and Twelfth at Lime Rock Park Lime Rock, Connecticut b^0x0013 sR Racing drivers Tommy Archer and Tim Wiens qualified ninth and twelfth for round six of the SCCA Pro Racing Speed World Challenge GT series race to be run...
3R Racing Qualifies Ninth and Twelfth at Lime Rock Park
Lime Rock, Connecticut b^0x0013 sR Racing drivers Tommy Archer and Tim Wiens qualified ninth and twelfth for round six of the SCCA Pro Racing Speed World Challenge GT series race to be run tomorrow afternoon at Lime Rock Park. This event takes place only six days after the previous race held in Cleveland.
The duo is coming off of an incident filled weekend at Cleveland. Bob Raub and the 3R crew have been busy preparing the 3R Vipers for Lime Rock in the few days in between events.
Tommy Archer, driver of the number 1/c3controls/3R Viper, has slipped to second in the series drivers standings, eight behind leader Andy Pilgrim. As a result of Archer's turn one incident at Cleveland, SCCA has penalized the Duluth, Minnesota resident five points. "I have made a few apologies from the turn one incident at Cleveland. The 3R guys had a lot of work to do after Cleveland so I owe them a strong run this weekend,"
In qualifying Archer drove his 3R Viper to a fifth row starting position with a time of 55.024 and an average speed of 100 mph. "We have some new players up at the top with Pontiac and the Volvo. The car is handling better than it has all day, we improved three or four tenths, but so did everyone else. We even lost a place from practice. We are struggling a little down the straight so we will have to hope for some luck."
Tim Wiens, team owner and driver of the number 3/FirstTier Bank/3R Viper, qualified twelfth with a time of 55.531 and an average speed of 99 mph. "The session was ok; it is very hard to get a good clean lap around this short circuit. I tried to come in and wait for a space to open, but I had already used up my three lap window of grip with the tires. I can race from that position and will set my sights on a strong top ten finish."
Round six of the SCCA Pro Racing World Challenge GT series will be run tomorrow starting at 12:40 p.m. and will be televised the same day on Speed Channel at 5:00 p.m. EST.