Randy Pobst to run 3R Racing Porsche in 2002 Speed GT. Wiens Racing, McClure Autosport merge with 3R Racing. DENVER, Colo. (April 23, 2002)-Multi-time racing Champion and recent Porsche factory driver Randy Pobst will drive a second Porsche 911...
Randy Pobst to run 3R Racing Porsche in 2002 Speed GT.
Wiens Racing, McClure Autosport merge with 3R Racing.
DENVER, Colo. (April 23, 2002)-Multi-time racing Champion and recent Porsche factory driver Randy Pobst will drive a second Porsche 911 GT3 Cup for 3R Racing in the 2002 SCCA Pro Racing® Speed World Challenge® GT Championship.
Pobst will pilot the No. 22 entry alongside Tim Wiens' No. 33 Porsche and Phil McClure's No. 73 Aggregate Industries Corvette for the 3R Racing team. Wiens Racing and McClure Autosport recently merged with 3R Racing, which has prepped World Challenge cars for the last three seasons.
"Bringing Randy [Pobst] on board will further establish 3R Racing as one of the top professional race teams in the nation," said Bob Raub, team manager and founder of 3R Automotive. "We expect to be highly competitive, and are looking forward to making an impact during this year's series."
A former SCCA Solo II® and Club Racing National Champion, Pobst's resume also includes a North American Super Touring Car Championship and wins at the Rolex 24 At Daytona, in the American Le Mans and Grand-Am series as well as in the World Challenge. Pobst last competed in the World Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway in 2001, when, while subbing for another driver, he rocketed from last (33rd) to third in a car he'd never driven. Last year, Pobst also ran a full season with factory-backed Alex Job Racing in the American Le Mans Series.
"Through the recent merger and addition of Randy, we expect to raise the awareness of 3R-Racing within the SCCA and throughout the world of racing," said Wiens. "We've assembled a solid team that is looking forward to the season ahead."
With one race (Sebring) already in the books for 2002, Pobst will be forced to miss Round Two (Mosport) due to a prior commitment, but will make his 3R Racing debut at Lime Rock Park, May 24-27. Pobst will run the final eight races of the season.
McClure enjoyed a good outing at the season opening round, finishing fourth. Wiens opened the season with an 11th place result. 3R Automotive, parent company to 3R Racing, is a full service World Challenge and vintage racecar prep shop and retail store based in Denver, Colo.
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