It took only one lap for Randy Pobst in the ...
It took only one lap for Randy Pobst in the #1 Audi Certified Pre-Owned/Audi RS6 to find his way past teammate Michael Galati. Randy made his move as the pair went into turn one and never looked back. Pobst started from the pole position with Galati on the outside.
This was Pobst's seventh career win in SPEED GT and his second career win at Lime Rock Park. His previous win at Lime Rock was in 2002.
"I was giving it all I had," said Pobst. "There has been a lot of good work done on our Audi Certified Pre-Owned Audi RS 6s. We were allowed to run bigger Toyo Tires this year-- but, in order to do that we had to reduce our boost. We lost about 50 horsepower. We used to be one of the quickest cars on the straight and now we're one of the slowest. What that means is our car handle really well and Lime Rock is a handling track. I am very please with the handling of the car."
Two early incidents shuffled the pack considerably on the first two laps. Lou Gigliotti #28 jumped the start and was penalized with a stop and go and on the second lap, car #51 Lenny Diller spun going into one. Diller retired while Gigliotti managed to finish 9th.
John Young #44 Saleen had a good run holding third position through lap 18 when he spun. Although he recovered he finished the race 11th.
Leighton Reese received the Hard Charger Award in the Banner Engineering #6 Z06 Corvette-- and ran as high as fifth. However, his differential let and took him out of the race on lap21.
The race finished under yellow with Pobst in 1st, Galati in 2nd and the #16 Cadillac of Max Angelelli in 3rd.
Today's race will be broadcast on June 6 at 1:00 p.m. (EDT) on SPEED Channel. Round Three of the 2004 season will be June 25-27 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.