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Sebring: 3R Racing Thursday report

3R Racing Qualifies Second, Third and Eleventh at Sebring Sebring, Florida - 3R Racing drivers Tommy Archer, Phil McClure and Tim Wiens will start the first race of the SCCA Pro Racing World Challenge Speed GT series second, third and...

3R Racing Qualifies Second, Third and Eleventh at Sebring

Sebring, Florida - 3R Racing drivers Tommy Archer, Phil McClure and Tim Wiens will start the first race of the SCCA Pro Racing World Challenge Speed GT series second, third and eleventh respectively. The qualifying positions were based on the teams combined practice times as the scheduled session was cancelled due to heavy rain.

"I lobbied the SCCA pretty hard to take the practice times to set the grid," said Tim Wiens, 3R owner and driver. "The water that stands at this track just makes for unsafe conditions." Wiens further commented on the handling of his number 3/FirsTier Bank/ 3R Viper, "the car is improved all the way around from last year, but so is the rest of the field. The team has done a great job to unload the cars ready to go. We have made a few subtle changes, but the cars were really good from the first practice. Starting eleventh is alright, I am confident that I can race my way into the top ten."

Tommy Archer, driving the number 1/c3controls/3R Viper will start from the front row for tomorrow's 50-minute race. "We had a setup on the car to go for the pole in the rain, but with everything considered I will take the second starting position. Team engineer Will Moody anticipated the weather and we were disciplined enough to make sure we had the right setup under the car when we went home last night. We are really handling well and I am looking forward to a very competitive race at the front."

Phil McClure is piloting his new number 2/FirstTier Bank/3R Viper and will start third on the grid. "I'll take a third place starting position today. It would have been nice to get in another session and get a few more miles under my belt in the new car, but rain prevented that from happening. Tommy will be on the front row and I will be behind him so I am hoping we can work together and push past the Porsche that is on pole. I think there is going to be ten cars in a big lead pack tomorrow."

The green flag will drop on round one of the World Challenge GT series tomorrow at 3:45 p.m. EST and will be televised on Speed Channel, Sunday, March 27th at 3:00 p.m.

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Drivers Tommy Archer , Phil McClure , Tim Wiens