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ITW: Integrated Team Work Another Successful Result The Enerlog Systems, Condor Motorsports team celebrates a well-earned 9th place finish in the Formula Renault North American Championship - part of the EMCO Gears Road Racing Classic at...

ITW: Integrated Team Work
Another Successful Result

The Enerlog Systems, Condor Motorsports team celebrates a well-earned 9th place finish in the Formula Renault North American Championship - part of the EMCO Gears Road Racing Classic at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Coming off a stellar performance that saw the team finish 11th in Trois Rivieres, Canada on the weekend of July 30, this improved result was encouraging.

The weekend began well for the team who posted the 8th fastest time in open practice on Friday afternoon. On Saturday, the #9 Enerlog Systems race machine qualified in the 9th position for the start of Sunday's race. Driving the Enerlog Systems, Condor Motorsports car was Canadian race car driver Tim Hauraney from Peterborough, Ontario.

After lining up for the 22 lap event, Hauraney did not get the quick start he hoped for and fell back to 10th place behind Blake and Mike Yager. As the race continued, Hauraney gained on Yager by setting faster laps than the American. The race became extremely close and, in Lap 6, Hauraney forced Blake into a mistake exiting the famous Key Hole. Moving down the straightaway, Hauraney got the draft and made a very aggressive move to the inside of Blake Yager going into Corner 3. This caused Hauraney to run into some trouble, but he continued to charge ahead in an attempt to chase down Blake's brother Mike. Unfortunately, Mike Yager continued strong and opened up an 8-second gap. By the finish, Hauraney had closed the gap but it wasn't enough to gain 8th place.

A TEAM PERSPECTIVE

"I am very pleased with my result. We struggled a bit in the race with some understeer but otherwise the car was great. Unfortunately, I was overtaken on the start." Hauraney said. When asked about his pass on the American Blake Yager, he replied. "It was a pretty aggressive move. I braked as late as I could, but it was a bit too late and upset the balance of the car. I did keep it under control and managed to open a 13 second gap on Blake. I would like to thank my sponsors Enerlog Systems Inc, Point of View Visual Communications, and Britain West Motorsports. Without their help I would not have been able to compete in the three races. I would also like to thank my team Condor Motorsports for giving me a great car at every race weekend that we participated in."

The President of Enerlog Systems was also encouraged by the race. "I can not say enough about how impressed I am with ITW and what they have done for Enerlog Systems. I am also very impressed with Tim Hauraney. He has a passion for motoracing, driving and competing. Unfortunately, this year's contract is at an end, but ITW and Tim Hauraney are too special to let go of. We will be back next year to claim our victory."

The ITW team will now try to find additional partnerships for next year to help take Hauraney to the top.

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Series Formula Renault
Drivers Tim Hauraney