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Road Atlanta: 3R Racing preview

3R Racing Takes Speed GT Momentum to Road Atlanta Englewood, Colorado - Coming off the teams second straight win, 3R Racing is looking to Road Atlanta to continue its assault on the SCCA Pro Racing Speed World Challenge GT series drivers and...

3R Racing Takes Speed GT Momentum to Road Atlanta

Englewood, Colorado - Coming off the teams second straight win, 3R Racing is looking to Road Atlanta to continue its assault on the SCCA Pro Racing Speed World Challenge GT series drivers and manufacturers championship. The team is on a roll, Tommy Archer is riding a two race win streak with teammates Phil McClure and Tim Wiens finishing solid in the top ten in the first two events.

The beginning of the Speed GT season has been very successful for the team and the crew. With three races in six weeks, the team has been on the road for 25 days leaving just enough time to return to the shop in Colorado and prep the cars for the next event.

"We have been enjoying a great beginning to the season," said team owner and driver Tim Wiens. "Tommy has done a great job to win the first two races. Phil and I have finished in the top ten and Dodge has a nice lead in the manufacturers' race. Bob Raub and the crew have been working hard to keep the cars in top shape. Road Atlanta is one of my favorite tracks, the Vipers are cleaned up and restored from the street course in St. Pete and I am ready for another competitive weekend."

"Based on our wins we are going to carry an additional 150 pounds," said Tommy Archer, driver of the number 1/c3controls/3R Viper. "We finished fifth at Road Atlanta last year and qualified third. Road Atlanta is a momentum track so hopefully the weight we are carrying will not be as significant as if it were a stop-and-go track like St. Pete. We have a lot of miles under our belt now with the Viper and we have improved the handling every race, Road Atlanta should be fun."

Phil McClure, piloting the number 2/FirstTier Bank/3R Viper, "we are opening the dirt car series in Iowa this weekend and Road Atlanta next weekend. The team has patched the cars up from St. Petersburg so we will be ready. I am still getting used to the Viper handling and braking. The ABS is just unfamiliar to me. The car handles different from the Corvette, it is not yet predictable for me but that will come with more seat time as I hope to do some testing after Road Atlanta. I am not disappointed with how we've performed so far. No weight on the car and fifth in points is very good for going into the third race of the season."

Round three of the SCCA Pro Racing World Challenge GT series will be run at Road Atlanta on April 17th and televised on Speed Channel on the same day at 1:00 p.m. EST.

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Drivers Tommy Archer , Phil McClure , Tim Wiens