A Lucky Day In Cheese Country Elkhart Lake, Wis. (August 10, 2008) -- It was a lucky day for Randy as he finished an exciting third place in the Road America SPEED GT Presented by Remington at Elkhart Lake, Wis. Randy and his ...
A Lucky Day In Cheese Country
Elkhart Lake, Wis. (August 10, 2008) -- It was a lucky day for Randy as he finished an exciting third place in the Road America SPEED GT Presented by Remington at Elkhart Lake, Wis. Randy and his #1 K-PAX/3R Racing Porsche 911 GT3 qualified in eighth place on Saturday and were hoping for a solid points finish.
"We got a great break today. Road America and the current rules don't suit our Porsche right now. We have a great car and it's amazing how fast it will go with just a 6-cylinder engine. We have, by far, the smallest engine in class, with others twice as large as us, and 100 lbs of "rewards" weight to slow us down and we are still competitive. The level of preparation with K-PAX is so high and a real strength."
"We were running in seventh, solid and steady, when a yellow came out. On the restart, I got a great jump and had a wild moment, slaloming competitors up the front straight. I was able to gain two positions to fifth. Near the end of the race, my closest competitor in points, Andy Pilgrim, blew his engine braking for turn five and turned into a ball of flames, dumping oil all over the track. Several cars behind him hit the oil and slid off track. All of a sudden we were up to third place, right on the tail of the Corvette. The large amount of oil on track ended the race under yellow. Thankfully everyone was okay. Surviving is so important in racing. We got an amazing gift from the racing gods today."
"I would like to send a special thank you to Emma Swanson for my latest new helmet design. I would also like to thank my personal sponsors Team Janica Racing, Prairie Hills Motorsport Club, ChaseCam, and saferacer.com for their continued support."
Due to Andy Pilgrim's engine failure and Brandon Davis' crash, Randy not only maintains his lead but extends it, 68 points over Pilgrim. Porsche also maintains the Manufacturers' Championship lead. Randy and the K-PAX will continue to work hard and not get too overconfident. With four races anything can happen. The SCCA SPEED GT race will air Wednesday, Aug. 20 at noon (ET) on SPEED. Randy's next race will be at Trois-Rivieres, Quebec on August 16 with the KONI Challenge. The next World Challenge GT race will be at Mosport International Raceway on August 23.
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