Jeremy Treadway Comes Close To SCCA RunOffs Victory In Phoenix CSR-1 Electrical gremlin sidelines Treadway in C-Sports Racer while leading PHOENIX, AZ (October 25, 2005) --- Jeremy Treadway could smell victory in this year's C-Sports Racer (CSR)...
Jeremy Treadway Comes Close To SCCA RunOffs Victory In Phoenix CSR-1
Electrical gremlin sidelines Treadway in C-Sports Racer while leading
PHOENIX, AZ (October 25, 2005) --- Jeremy Treadway could smell victory in this year's C-Sports Racer (CSR) class at the SCCA RunOff's at Mid-Ohio, but luck prevented the talented driver from getting into victory lane in his new Phoenix CSR-1 Sports Racer. After taking the lead on lap 2, Treadway led until lap 9 before an electrical gremlin shut off the car on lap 10, forcing him to pull off. He ultimately ended up 11th in his Stonebridge Sports and Classics Phoenix CSR-1.
Though the team was up against converted Toyota Atlantic cars with more downforce and horsepower, Treadway qualified in 7th as was able to lead and still be in contention for a win or at least a podium.
"We are obviously disappointed with what could have been a much better finish, but I can't really complain too much," said Matt Conrad, General Manger of Phoenix Race Cars, Inc. "This was our first ever CSR effort and Treadway and his team held their own, leading the race and showing very well. This was not a factory effort by Phoenix Race Cars either, which really makes me proud of Treadway and the guys at Stonebridge Sports & Classics. We have plenty of positives to build on now going into the off-season."
The performance of the car was very positive until the mysterious electrical problem. After avoiding a first lap incident, Treadway put himself into the lead, running the fourth fastest lap of the race in the process.
In addition to the on-going development with the Phoenix CSR-1 car, the team was also sorting out the new Kawasaki ZX-12 powerplant now available from Phoenix Race Cars and George Dean Racing Engines. The engine was shown to be potent and very fast down Mid-Ohio's long straight.