Henzler finishes 7th at Sonoma GT July 16, 2005-Sonoma, CA Saturday afternoon saw another exciting Speed World Challenge GT race for the Farnbacher Loles racing team at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, CA. Starting from the 3rd position on the grid,...
Henzler finishes 7th at Sonoma GT
July 16, 2005-Sonoma, CA
Saturday afternoon saw another exciting Speed World Challenge GT race for the Farnbacher Loles racing team at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, CA. Starting from the 3rd position on the grid, Wolf Henzler made an impressive start in his Applied Materials Porsche GT3 Cup, passing the 2nd place Corvette of Leighton Reese before the first turn. The pass earned Henzler the B&M Cool Move of the Race award. Henzler was strong all weekend on the hilly picturesque road course, posting the 2nd fastest time in the 2 practice sessions.
Henzler was hounding pole sitter Lou Gigliotti's Corvette from the start, and was looking for a way around, when the 3rd place car of Reese pulled alongside Henzler going into turn 7. The two cars came together, damaging Henzler's left front wheel. Henzler was forced to make a pit stop to change the wheel, which dropped him far back in the field. It was then that the Wolf in the blue Porsche began stalking the field. Henzler was eating up the pack and worked his way up to 8th place while recording the race's fastest lap. With 2 laps to go, Henzler caught Andy Pilgrim and with a textbook Henzler move, he passed the Cadillac driver on the last lap to secure 7th place. Said a reserved Henzler after the race, "We had a very good car. I was staying with Lou, preserving my tires and waiting for him to leave the door open. I thought I could get by him before too long, but then Leighton came alongside of me and shut the door going into the turn. The wheel was badly damaged. It is too bad because I believe Lou and I would have had a great battle for the finish."
The next race is in Portland July 29-31. The Farnbacher Loles Racing team is based in Danbury, CT. Primary Sponsor Applied Materials, Inc., is the world's largest supplier of products and services to the global semiconductor industry.