Utah: Walker Racing preview

Walker Racing Continues Momentum into Utah After Strong Showing in New Jersey Indianapolis, IN (September 17, 2008)- Walker Racing drivers Greg Mansell, Leo Mansell, and Kevin Lacroix have their sights set on a podium in Utah after a strong ...

Walker Racing Continues Momentum into Utah After Strong Showing in New Jersey

Indianapolis, IN (September 17, 2008)- Walker Racing drivers Greg Mansell, Leo Mansell, and Kevin Lacroix have their sights set on a podium in Utah after a strong performance in New Jersey this past weekend. All three pilots had a solid performance at the new Thunderbolt Raceway at New Jersey Motorsports Park, proving they are ready to continue their momentum into this weekend's race.

Seat time is what the doctor ordered for the Mansell duo. After starting seventh on the grid, Greg (#5 Sunseeker) battled his way closer to the front, earning his best result of the season with seventh place. The 20 year-old also earned a bonus point for gaining the most positions from start to finish. It was the same story for Greg's brother, Leo (#15 Sunseeker). The 23 year-old qualified fourteenth, gained two positions during the race, bringing home a twelfth place result.

Lacroix, driver of the (#25 Uni-Select/Deans Knight/Wasteco) machine qualified third, his third top-three starting spot of the year (Laguna Seca, Mont-Tremblant, and New Jersey). The Canadian maximized his results to the fullest and secured his second top four result of the season as he finished fourth.

Walker Racing heads to Utah for Round 10 of the Cooper Tires Presents the Atlantic Championship Powered by Mazda. This will be the first time to Miller Motorsports Park for the trio. For more updates on the team, please visit www.walkerracing.com.

What Walker Racing had to say...

Derrick Walker: "Going to New Jersey and it being a new track, presented some additional challenges for us, but the team and engineering worked through the car setup and I think come race day we ended up with a good race package. Kevin qualifying third gave us good track position. He maximized the most out of his car and we ended up with a good fourth place finish. We had changed the setup for Greg and Leo in the warm-up before the race, which was quite different from Kevin's and showed a lot of promise in the race. They had pretty good handling cars. Overall we came at it in a different direction. They did a good job at bringing the cars home in an encouraging 7th and 12th place finish."

On Utah: "Utah is another new track for us all and for the series. We get an extra day over the weekend to test. There will be a lot to learn in a short space of time, which is the same for everybody. Salt Lake is probably similar to New Jersey, so there will be some similarities in the setup, which will save us some time. It will be an interesting track."

-credit: wr

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Series Atlantic
Drivers Kevin Lacroix , Leo Mansell