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3R Racing Reluctantly Heads to Mosport Englewood, Colorado -- 3R Racing reluctantly heads north of the border to Canada for round ten of the SCCA Pro Racing Speed World Challenge GT series race to be run on Saturday at Mosport ...

3R Racing Reluctantly Heads to Mosport

Englewood, Colorado -- 3R Racing reluctantly heads north of the border to Canada for round ten of the SCCA Pro Racing Speed World Challenge GT series race to be run on Saturday at Mosport International Raceway.

The team has endured a season of restrictions that has hampered the performance of the 3R Racing Viper Competition Coupes. Tommy Archer, driver of the number 1/c3controls/3R Viper, managed to win the first two events of the season, but has had to rely on the competition to falter to finish well in the races since.

"We had the opportunity to do a test with the series last week to show exactly where the Viper stands in relation to the other front running cars in the series," said Tim Wiens, team owner and driver of the number 3/FirsTier Bank/3R Viper. "We believed we proved that the car, with its current 35% air restrictor and running at a base weight of 3,150 lbs., will not provide Tommy and 3R the opportunity to defend our title from last year. We were within an hour of not competing this weekend. We are frustrated and want the prospect to be a player in the season ending battle for top honors."

"The car is saddled with restrictions and that makes its difficult to race at the front where the car should be running. The best measure of performance is qualifying. I have not been able to start anywhere better than sixth since St. Petersburg. It is very difficult to compete for the championship and defend my title from last year with the way the team is forced to prepare the car." Archer has raced and won at Mosport many times, finishing third there last year. "Will Moody and I know what the car wants at Mosport and we will be ready. The track is one of my favorites; I have won there many times. We will give our best on Saturday."

Archer is now tied for second with Porsche driver Liddell and both are five points behind Cadillac's Pilgrim, 202 to 197, in the fight for the series drivers championship. Tim Wiens is currently ninth with 123 points.

Round ten of the SCCA Pro Racing Speed World Challenge GT series will be run at Mosport on Saturday, September 3rd and televised on the Speed Channel on Saturday, September 10th at 1:00 p.m. EST.

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Drivers Tommy Archer , Tim Wiens