Grand Rapids World Challenge Results

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (August 28) - Will Turner, of Newbury Port, Mass., won his first career Speedvision World Challenge Touring Car Championship race in a crash-filled event. Hugh Plumb, of Chadds Ford, Penn., and Jason Potter of Oxford,...

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (August 28) - Will Turner, of Newbury Port, Mass., won his first career Speedvision World Challenge Touring Car Championship race in a crash-filled event. Hugh Plumb, of Chadds Ford, Penn., and Jason Potter of Oxford, Ohio, completed the top-three. The race start saw pole-starter Pierre Kleinubing, of Erexim, Brazil going into the runoff area in corner one, blocking his teamate Plumb in the process. Michael Galati, of Olmstead Township, Ohio, inherited a lead he would hold for the first 15 laps. Turner, driving the No. 92 Turner Motorsports/H & R Springs BMW 328is, moved up from his fourth-place starting position on the first lap and proceeded to challenge for the lead. A restart on lap 27 saw Turner take the lead only to be put back to second for jumping the start. The following restart, on lap 29, once again saw Turner take the lead he would never relinquish. "It's like a dream right now that I've won," said Turner. "I knew the start was going to be interesting. Right away the Integras got into each other and I was second. The torque caused my car to accelerate fast and I was able to pass on each of the restarts." Driving the No. 43 RealTime Racing Acura Integra R, Plumb finished second after an incident filled race. Starting second Plumb fell back to the rear of the field after contact and fought his way back through traffic to post his fifth podium of the season. "I'm happy with second," said Plumb. "All the incidents today were probably due to a combination of a street circuit where there are no run off areas and the lateness of the season." Series rookie points leader Potter, driving the No. 85 Performance Motorsports Honda Accord, drove a calm race to finish third. "I managed to stay out of trouble," said Potter. "People spun in front of me about five different times during the race, but I only got hit once." Completing the top five were Walter Markes Jr. and Rick Ellinger. In all there were four full-course cautions, non resulting in injuries.

Source: NASCAR Online

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Series SCCA , PWC
Drivers Pierre Kleinubing , Michael Galati , Walter Markes Jr. , Will Turner , Hugh Plumb , Rick Ellinger , Jason Potter
Teams RealTime Racing , Turner Motorsport