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Mid-Ohio: BimmerWorld race report

BimmerWorld Fights Through A Tough Weekend Finishing Just Outside The Top 10 Through wind, rain, mud and a new track surface, the BimmerWorld team battled through it all this weekend to deliver BMW its highest finishing position in the SCCA Pro...

BimmerWorld Fights Through A Tough Weekend Finishing Just Outside The Top 10

Through wind, rain, mud and a new track surface, the BimmerWorld team battled through it all this weekend to deliver BMW its highest finishing position in the SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge Touring Car race at Mid-Ohio. James Clay, driving the #36 BimmerWorld Perfect Friction BMW 325i lead the BimmerWorld team, finishing 11th.

"While I was glad to see we had the highest finishing BMW this weekend," noted BimmerWorld owner, James Clay, "I honestly was hoping for more. This was a challenging weekend, to say the least. With the weather and the resulting paddock conditions, our crew worked very hard fighting the rain and mud, as well as the standard tuning tasks."

"I was pleased with the job Seth [Thomas] did in the new E90 car," Clay added. "I think the foundation is there for a fantastic performer. I welcome Sonoma [Infineon Raceway], which is traditionally a BMW track, as the next stop on the SPEED World Challenge tour!"

Seth Thomas took charge of sorting out the team's new E90 car that debuted at this weekend's event. Seth qualified the #38 BimmerWorld Perfect Friction BMW 325i 15th and finished 15th.

"The BimmerWorld E90 325 is a great racecar," remarked Thomas. "The weather didn't help show its true potential though. We chose not to take the car out for wet sessions, so we lost valuable setup time. Regardless, I think we had the car pretty close by race time."

"The Performance Friction Brakes and Sunbelt motor package proved to be ready to race the first weekend out," added Seth. "To not have any major problems the first weekend on track says a lot about the BimmerWorld crew and how well they prepare the cars."

"The race left me anxiously awaiting the next round at Infineon," Seth concluded.

David Scott, in his SPEED World Challenge debut brought home the #39 BimmerWorld Perfect Friction BMW 325i in 29th.

"My first World Challenge weekend was a real treat," said a jubilant Scott. "The team gave me a great car, and it got better all weekend. And, the Performance Friction brakes are probably the best race brake package I have ever experienced. While the weather was often less than cooperative, I think Mid-Ohio did a great job with the off- season resurfacing. Grip was good and got better throughout the weekend."

"I had an excellent launch in my first-ever standing start," continued Scott, "and I made a number of passes by the entry to the Keyhole. Unfortunately, I got bumped and spun off track into the Keyhole's gravel, and had to play catch-up to the entire field. This would end up being a common theme, as I got bumped and spun off track two more times. So, 29th was a bit disappointing, especially considering how stellar the car and BimmerWorld crew performed."

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Drivers James Clay , Seth Thomas , David Scott