Mosport: Scott Pruett preview

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...

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.

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