WOODHOUSE TEAM PREPARES FOR MOSPORT Courtney and Wittmer Aim for Podium Milwaukee, Wisconsin (May 20, 2010) - Jeff Courtney, driver of the No. 99 Kenda Tires/Woodhouse/Dodge/Viper Competition Coupe is preparing to return to the track in this ...
WOODHOUSE TEAM PREPARES FOR MOSPORT
Courtney and Wittmer Aim for Podium
Milwaukee, Wisconsin (May 20, 2010) - Jeff Courtney, driver of the No. 99 Kenda Tires/Woodhouse/Dodge/Viper Competition Coupe is preparing to return to the track in this season's second double header at Mosport Victoria Day Speedfest this weekend, May 21-23. Courtney and teammate Kuno Wittmer, hot off his flag-to-flag win at Long Beach, look to be strong contenders for the podium again this weekend.
"Mosport is a fast track," said Courtney, "I'm really looking forward to getting back behind the wheel this weekend. Since Mosport is considered Wittmer's home track, I'll be looking to my teammate to give me some magic track tips," joked Courtney.
"Home track? Yeah, I guess you could say that!" joked Wittmer. "It will not be an easy event, as a matter of fact, none of these World Challenge events are easy in any way. Home track advantage, when running up against world-class drivers doesn't really mean much." Wittmer and Courtney are relying once again on the standard of excellence supplied by the Woodhouse Performance Team.
"We will need to push hard from the start of the weekend," said Wittmer. The schedule for this weekend is tight; there will be almost zero time between sessions. There won't be any time to make adjustments. "The team has really done a great job preparing and adjusting the cars for this weekend," said Courtney. "I am very confident that the brake issues I struggled with at Long Beach have all been resolved, we will be ready to take on the competition at Mosport."
Even though the competition will be fierce, and there has been a lot of talk in the Sports Car Wars about bragging rights between popular Canadian natives, Wittmer in the No. 13 Woodhouse Performance/Dodge/Viper Competition Coupe and Ron Fellows in the No. 2 Corvette. "I will have a lot of fan support coming up to cheer me on. I cannot express how much I appreciate that," said Wittmer, "but focusing on the team and the race will remain my top priority."
The Woodhouse team is focused and prepared for both wet and dry conditions. "When you are racing Mosport in May, you need to be prepared for rain," said Courtney. "It seems like every time I've been there, rain has been a factor."