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Jim Osborn Has SPEED World Challenge Touring Car Series Career High Finish at St. Petersburg St. Petersburg, Fla. Jim Osborn, driver of the Thompson Children's Hospital/Remote Area Medical/Trenton Forging ...

Jim Osborn Has SPEED World Challenge Touring Car Series Career High Finish at St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg, Fla. Jim Osborn, driver of the Thompson Children's Hospital/Remote Area Medical/Trenton Forging #24 BMW 325ci Touring Car finished 9th in Sunday's Round 2 of the SPEED World Challenge Touring Car series race St. Petersburg, Florida. This was Osborn's first top 10 finish since the debut of the Chili Pepper Racing #24 car in 2002.

"The Chili Pepper crew did a great job of prepping the car," Osborn continued. "Mid-race I had a nice run with Altenburg before he got by me. Then late in the race I was getting a lot of pressure from one of the RealTime Racing Acuras. Having a well setup car gives you confidence to push it a little harder. I was banging the rev-limiter on that long front stretch trying to hold him off. Today was a lot of fun."

"We have been very close to a top-10 finish several times but have fallen short for various reasons," said Osborn. "We knew it was just a matter of time. We are so happy it could be at the St. Petersburg course."

The 1.8 mile street course with its unforgiving concrete barriers, left little room for mistakes. The course took its toll on a number of competitors. However, the #24 BMW came away undamaged and ready for Round 3 at Road Atlanta April 15-17th.

Remote Area Medical is a non-profit, volunteer, airborne relief corps dedicated to serving mankind by providing free health care, eye care, veterinary services and educational assistance to people in remote areas of the United States and the World. The need to get medical care to people in inaccessible regions was one which founder Stan Brock knew all too well while living 15 years with the Wapishana Indians in the Amazon rain forest. His deep desire to find a way to take health care to people who had none was the seed of R.A.M. Since 1985, R.A.M. and 21,688 volunteers have provided free health care to 245,255 patients, 59,859 animals. In those 20 years, they have provided over $20 million in health care. Find out more at www.ramusa.org

T.C. Thompson Children's Hospital is part of the Erlanger Health system and is a level-one trauma center. Located in the Tennessee Valley of Chattanooga, Tenn. T.C. Thompson does not only serve the Tennessee area but also those living in North Alabama, East Tennessee, North Georgia and Western North Carolina. The hospital serves as a teaching facility for the University of Tennessee School of Medicine. To find out more visit www.erlanger.org

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