Bowmanville, Ont. -- Cinjo Racing and Banner Racing will combine forces for round three of the Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich Tires Cup, scheduled for Sunday afternoon at Mosport International Raceway. Tommy Archer of Duluth, Minn., will carry...
Bowmanville, Ont. -- Cinjo Racing and Banner Racing will combine forces for round three of the Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich Tires Cup, scheduled for Sunday afternoon at Mosport International Raceway. Tommy Archer of Duluth, Minn., will carry the colors of Leighton Reese and Banner racing for the 125-mile race.
"Banner Racing is having a tough year. I hurt my shoulder in a skiing accident, so we had Kenny Wilden filling in for us. We came here with high expectations, but unfortunately he had a tremendous crash that destroyed the Banner Racing Chevrolet Corvette," said Leighton Reese, owner and driver of Banner Racing. "I am entertaining 45 corporate guests from the Toronto area, so Joe Tranchida - a friend and comrade in racing - offered to help. Basically, we'll have a partnership this weekend. Tommy and I have been competitors for more than 25 years, we were ice-racing against each other on frozen lakes in Minnesota in the 70s. I owe Cinjo Racing a huge favor."
Joe Tranchida, owner, Cinjo Racing, says that's part of competition. "This is part of the reason why I wanted to get into Trans-Am. Even though we are all competitors, we all help each other. Leighton wanted to fulfil his obligation to his sponsor, so he asked if we would be willing to put Banner Engineering colors on our Viper. Cinjo Racing doesn't have a sponsor yet, so I told him we were happy to do whatever we could to help."
Archer is looking forward to carrying the colors for a fellow driver, "Leighton is a great competitor and the team has been in the Trans-Am Series for a long time. It's sad that they lost their car in the practice session, but it's great that we can help a fellow Minnesota driver."