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RealTime Racing adds Galati, Herr for season finale

Galati, Herr to Drive RealTime Acuras at Finale MONTEREY, Calif. (Oct. 15, 2004) -- RealTime Racing announced that former driver and team Champion Michael Galati, of Olmsted, Ohio, and Rookie of the Year candidate Chip Herr, of Lititz, Pa.,...

Galati, Herr to Drive RealTime Acuras at Finale

MONTEREY, Calif. (Oct. 15, 2004) -- RealTime Racing announced that former driver and team Champion Michael Galati, of Olmsted, Ohio, and Rookie of the Year candidate Chip Herr, of Lititz, Pa., will pilot the No. 43 and No. 44 Acuras this weekend at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca SCCA SPEED Touring Car Championship finale.

Galati, who drove RealTime cars to his first two of five SCCA SPEED World Challenge Championships (1996 and 1998), takes over Matt Plumb's seat in the No. 43 Acura TSX. With an outside shot at the Drivers' Championship, Plumb is at home, in Rhode Island, where he and his wife await the birth of their first child.

Galati is the current point leader in the SPEED GT Drivers' Championship, where he pilots an Audi RS 6. He last drove a front-wheel drive Touring Car in 1999, when he won his third Drivers' Championship with his own team in an Acura Integra R. His last Touring Car start came in October 2003, when he piloted an Audi A4 at Road Atlanta to a ninth-place finish after starting 21st.

Herr takes over the No. 44 Acura RSX in hopes of chasing down Dino Crescentini for the Rookie of the Year title. Herr, who drove his own Mazda Protege ES for the first eight races, ran the Wheels America BMW 325i at Road Atlanta when his parts supply ran low for the Mazda. He hopes running with an experienced team like RealTime will help to erase the 20-point deficit behind Crescentini.

The SCCA SPEED Touring Car Championship finale takes the standing start Sunday morning at 10:25 a.m. (Pacific). The race will air on SPEED Channel at 12:00 p.m. (Pacific).

-scca pro racing-

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Drivers Michael Galati , Chip Herr , Matt Plumb
Teams RealTime Racing