DIG Motorsports/JustRacing.com's Jon Prall Takes 7th Place At Infineon Raceway Prall Is The Highest-Placing BMW At The Infineon Raceway Round Of The 2006 SPEED World Challenge Touring Car Championship Los Gatos, CA, June 26 / After a...
DIG Motorsports/JustRacing.com's Jon Prall Takes 7th Place At Infineon Raceway
Prall Is The Highest-Placing BMW At The Infineon Raceway Round Of The 2006 SPEED World Challenge Touring Car Championship
Los Gatos, CA, June 26 / After a topsy-turvy weekend that saw team owner Jon Prall go faster in Friday's practices but teammate Justin Hall end up two places ahead on the starting grid after qualifying, Prall eventually brought his #11 DIG Motorsports/JustRacing.com BMW 325Ci home to a season- high 7th place finish.
"As the highest-placing BMW in the field, this was a great result for me and for the DIG Motorsports/JustRacing.com team," Prall said. "The car felt really solid after my Top 10 qualifying run and it all came together for the race. The DIG cars are beginning to show their speed and I'm looking forward to the next SPEED World Challenge event at Miller Motorsports Park already."
Car #12 driver Justin Hall rocketed away from his 7th spot on the starting grid and was running in 3rd by Turn 1. He then hounded series veteran PD Cunningham for the next five laps until his BMW expired in spectacular fashion while braking for Turn 4. Hall won the B&M Shifters Holeshot Award for passing 4 cars on the opening lap.
"I knew I would have the jump on the front-wheel drive cars when the lights went out," Hall explained. "I have to thank the guys ahead of me for leaving me racing room when I had a run on them. I got by them cleanly before Turn 1 and was putting pressure on second-place PD in the Acura when the car let go on lap 6. It was a disappointing way to finish the weekend, but that's racing."
The Infineon Raceway round of the SPEED World Challenge Touring Car series will be broadcast on SPEED Channel on Saturday, July 8th, at 3pm Eastern Time.
In-car video from Justin Hall's car #12, including his incredible start, will be available at JustRacing.com after the official SPEED broadcast airs. Check JustRacing.com for details.