Caroline B. Wright will drive the ...
Caroline B. Wright will drive the #02 Grand Sport Racing Corvette entry in SCCA Pro Racing's Speedvision World Challenge GT race at Texas Motor Speedway, March 2-4, 2001. The Houston-area resident will also campaign the car at Sebring and other select Speedvision World Challenge events during the 2001 Season. Grand Sport Racing will field two new C5 Corvettes for the entire 2001 schedule with drivers G.J. Mennen and Bobby Sak.
"I am thrilled to be working with Grand Sport Racing," says Caroline. "We have created a Texas Tour de Force. We have some very exciting plans in store for Corvette fans. Grand Sport team drivers G.J. Mennen and Bobby Sak are highly skilled pilots and will be very serious contenders in the series. Meanwhile, I will endeavor to represent Grand Sport and the SVWC series as a positive, exciting and appealing program."
Wright will provide color commentary while she is on track during the TMS and Sebring races for the track spectators, a feature similar to the perspective expert driver Derek Bell provides for Speedvision television viewers. Caroline has served as a regular guest commentator for the Speedvision World Challenge Series, working with track announcer Tom Hnatiw. Wright will also be recording on-board camera footage to be used for a new sportscar enthusiast TV series slated for debut later this year. When asked about the task of driving and announcing, Wright admitted it will be a difficult task.
"Driving a smart race is my number one priority. This will certainly be new and challenging, since it's one of the few times I keep quiet," quipped Caroline. "I will be providing commentary perhaps once or twice during the race and only when it will not interfere with my performance on the track. My job title has been described as War Correspondent. Success will be measured in my ability to stay alive and tell the story at the same time. The greatest benefit is adding first-hand experience in Speedvision World Challenge racing which I look forward to sharing with spectators and the media in the future."
Wright distinguished herself in SCCA Club Racing with five championships, 36 career wins, 16 lap records, and took home 4th place Runoff's medals in T1 and T2 respectively. Wright also co-drove with Scott Bove and Mike Borkowski in the 1999 Rolex 24, finishing 30th overall. She was a regular series participant in the Neon Pro Challenge. A former major market radio personality, Caroline was the first woman to provide track commentary for CART and continues as the announcer for the Texaco Havoline Grand Prix of Houston.
-Grand Sport Racing