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Holtom and Curran Bring Grand-Am Cup ST Championship Leads to Birmingham July 22, 2006 -- Birmingham, Alabama Jamie Holtom and Eric Curran are seeking to continue their string of podium finishes this Saturday at Round 7 of the Grand-Am...

Holtom and Curran Bring Grand-Am Cup ST Championship Leads to Birmingham

July 22, 2006 -- Birmingham, Alabama Jamie Holtom and Eric Curran are seeking to continue their string of podium finishes this Saturday at Round 7 of the Grand-Am Cup series at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama. They have not finished off the podium since their first race of the year at Daytona International Speedway.

"Certainly it would be very nice to get another win for our Chevrolet Cobalt SS Supercharged", commented Jamie, "Georgian Bay Motorsports and our partner Control Microsystems SCADAPack/ClearSCADA have been working very hard to get to where we are now and it would be great to repay them with some more great results. I think, with some hard work, we can get some more victories."

The pair are coming off of consecutive wins at Lime Rock Park and Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and currently lead the Drivers Championship with 198 points, 34 points in hand over their nearest competitors Will Turner and Don Salama in their always fast BMW 330i.

"The wins at Lime Rock and Mid-Ohio were great. Hopefully we can keep the pressure up and come away with some more strong finishes in the closing races of the season. It's not getting any easier to win, our competition keeps getting faster and faster," said Holtom. "Congrats to David [Haskell] and Sylvain [Tremblay] for their second place at Ohio, it's great to see them well up in the order."

Jamie and Eric hope to keep Chevrolet in firm control of the Manufacturers Championship as well. Currently Chevy leads the chase by 13 points over closest rival Acura.

"The number-one goal for us from the beginning of the season was to win the Manufacturers Championship. We're currently leading, but we can't slip up now. We can't afford to make any mistakes. We've got to be perfect from now until season's end if we want to wrap up the Manufacturers Championship as well," said Jamie.

Between rounds of the Grand-Am Cup both Jamie and Eric have been testing their ClearSCADA Chevy Cobalt in preparation for the final races of the season.

"GBMS and the GM Performance Division are always making developments and trying to make our Cobalt SS's faster. They've come up with some great updates that we'll put to good use to help us to keep our Cobalt on the podium for the remaining four races," added Holtom.

The race takes place Saturday, July 29 at 2:00 PM ET. The race can be seen on SPEED channel's tape delayed broadcast on ...

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Eric Curran , Will Turner , Don Salama