Pruett looks to be five for five at Mosport.
Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada - Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich Tires Cup driver Scott Pruett is looking for yet another victory at Mosport International Raceway during the Victoria Day SCCA Trans-Am weekend, May 16-18. Pruett will be looking for his fifth Mosport race win in as many starts.
Pruett, driver of the No. 7 Rocketsports Racing R Performance Jaguar XKR, has collected an impressive list of victories at Mosport. With three Trans-Am Series wins in 1986, 1987, and 1994 to his credit, Pruett also won the 1987 SCCA Endurance Championship 24-hour race at Mosport.
"Mosport is a challenging track," said Pruett, who won at St. Petersburg and finished third at Long Beach. "It's a driver's track, and you have to be willing to put it up and put it out there. You have to get into a flow and just let it all hang out. It's such a fast track, with fast corners, unlike what we had at St. Pete and Long Beach.
"Mosport is the type of track where the skill level and experience of a driver really play a major role in the outcome.
"The way you would set up your car at Mosport is drastically different than how you would for a street circuit. When you set up for a street circuit like Long Beach, you're preparing for turn, drag race, turn, turn, drag race situations," added Pruett, who currently leads in the Drivers' Championship standings.
"With a permanent road course like Mosport, you're setting up for the flow of the track, aerodynamics, support, and different types of spring packages. There are a number of differences when setting up for a permanent course compared to a temporary circuit.
"At Mosport, I will rely heavily on my Rocketsports crew and their years of development and experience racing here to help put together a good car set-up for the race," explained Pruett, who has not raced at Mosport since 1994. "The communication between my crew chief, the team engineer, and me will play a vital part in the equation of winning the race. Our communication level so far this season has been great."
Round three of the Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich Tires Cup will be televised on a tape delayed basis on SPEED Channel, May 18th at 5:30 pm EST.