Pole and first Series win for Pennsylvania's Pecorari, who experiences two different kinds of weekends.... 28 August 07--Adam Pecorari took a breakthrough victory at Mosport International Raceway this weekend in the ...
Pole and first Series win for Pennsylvania's Pecorari, who experiences two different kinds of weekends....
28 August 07--Adam Pecorari took a breakthrough victory at Mosport International Raceway this weekend in the ##19 STaSIS/Clear Capital/Pfaff Audi A4, converting the pole position into his first career Speed World Challenge Touring Class win. Pecorari, who joined the STaSIS squad three rounds into the 2007 season, took the pole position in difficult conditions on the challenging Canadian circuit, and after slotting into second at the start, capitalized to take the lead when his teammate made a minor mistake.
Pecorari then went on to build a lead and hold on through two caution periods to take the victory.
"I'm obviously pleased to take the win, but what made it so awesome was having all the Pfaff Tuning guys there," said Pecorari. "It's always good to win when your team sponsor is right there for it, and everyone was so excited. Before the race, we all agreed to race like teammates should, but when Chip (Herr) got two wheels off, I got a great run on him and had to take the spot. I feel bad for Ian (Bass) that we couldn't make it a team 1-2-3, but we can't complain about a 1-2!"
The Pennsylvania native has been working to make the most of the opportunity he has with the STaSIS squad, and was quick to point out the support he's got from the team this season.
"I have to thank Paul Lambert and Todd Cope, for giving me the opportunity to race with this team, and my crew chief Matt Berg and head mechanic Chris Allen for making some great calls all weekend long," said Pecorari. "We had a tough weekend at Mid-Ohio but this was a great way to bounce back from that. I obviously missed too many races to be in the championship hunt, but we have two races to go on a couple of great tracks, so hopefully we can finish the season off strong."
American Le Mans race makes for "...an entirely different weekend..."
With a schedule packed with double race weekends, Pecorari has impressed with his ability to bounce back and forth between the high-downforce ALMS LMP2 entry and the production-car based Audi Speed World Challenge machine this season.
After experiencing the high of a popular victory in his first race of the weekend, Pecorari had to deal with the disappointment of a tough race outing in the ALMS event after a left rear suspension failure in the #19 EFC Systems AER-powered Radical SR9 he shares with Gunnar VanDerSteur sent him off-course at high speed early in the event.
"That was a shame," said Pecorari. "It was like an entirely different weekend with the ALMS race. The guys did a great job and we were really looking forward to the race because the Radical was as close to the Acuras and Porsches as we'd been all season. Unfortunately we didn't get to see how the race played out. We haven't been able to do the tear down to find out exactly what happened, but it seems there was some kind of failure at the left rear of the car. It's too bad that we'll have to miss Detroit, but we are looking forward to Laguna and Petit."