TRANS-AM GRID SHUFFLED AT CYTOMAX SPORT DRINK 100 IN SAN JOSE SAN JOSE, Calif. (July 30, 2005) -- Klaus Graf, who qualified second yesterday for today's Cytomax Sport Drink 100 at the Grand Prix of San Jose, has elected to change...
TRANS-AM GRID SHUFFLED AT CYTOMAX SPORT DRINK 100 IN SAN JOSE
SAN JOSE, Calif. (July 30, 2005) -- Klaus Graf, who qualified second yesterday for today's Cytomax Sport Drink 100 at the Grand Prix of San Jose, has elected to change tires on his No. 7 Jaguar R Performance XKR. Under Trans-Am rules, cars are required to start the race on the same tires on which they qualify or their time will be disqualified. Tomy Drissi (No. 5 Four Brothers -- The Movie Jaguar XKR) also elected to change tires. Therefore, Graf and Drissi will start at the back of the Trans-Am field, in eighth and ninth, respectively, in today's race.
The move also shuffles the top-five starting order, which follows:
1. Paul Fix (No. 11 Stop Flex/Total Battery Power/Drive Magazine/Pennzoil Ford Mustang)
2. Joey Scarallo (No. 06 Group A Wheels/Autotrend/Toyo Tires Chevrolet Corvette)
3. Greg Pickett (No. 6 Cytomax Jaguar XKR)
4. Randy Ruhlman (No. 49 Preformed Line Products Canada Chevrolet Corvette)
5. Boris Said (No. 33 ACS Express Ford Mustang)
The cars of Paul Gentilozzi (No. 1 Jaguar R Performance XKR) and GTA driver Rob Rodriguez (No. 01 Logo Nuts Chevrolet Monte Carlo) were withdrawn from the event.
An official grid is available by clicking here.
The Cytomax Sport Drink 100 is scheduled to start at 4 p.m. PDT today . The race will air on Sunday, Aug. 7 at 1 p.m. on SPEED Channel .
The Trans-Am Series features closed-fendered, production-based, V-8-powered sports cars, competing on permanent road courses, and temporary street and airport circuits throughout North America. The Trans-Am Series is America's oldest continuously running road racing series and celebrates its 40th year of consecutive competition in 2005