Homestead II: SpeedSource race report

SpeedSource Mears Motorcoach Daytona Prototype Miami, Florida - The SpeedSource Mears Motorcoach team tried for a top five finish at the Miami 250 but fell short due to a failing starter. The SpeedSource team traveled only forty-five minutes...

SpeedSource Mears Motorcoach Daytona Prototype

Miami, Florida - The SpeedSource Mears Motorcoach team tried for a top five finish at the Miami 250 but fell short due to a failing starter. The SpeedSource team traveled only forty-five minutes from their home in Sunrise, Florida to the Homestead track. The SpeedSource crew and drivers, Mike Borkowski and Paul Mears, Jr., made some great stints during the course of the race but were unable to score a top five spot.

"It was a tough weekend we did the best we could with what we had. There was little time to get set up," commented team engineer David Haskell.

The Homestead race was postponed one week and was shortened due to the hurricanes passing through and threatening the Florida coastline. The shortened race weekend resulted in all teams not having the normal preparation time to correct their set up throughout practices, and in qualifying.

"Opportunity was wasted on the race, and we lost some laps," commented team owner Sylvain Tremblay.

The SpeedSource Mears Motorcoach No. 9 finished 11th in the Miami 250. The team has seen some strong runs during the season, one being the August Watkins Glen race where the SpeedSource Prototype took sixth in qualifying.

Borkowski and Mears have been driving the Prototype all season and despite the misfortune were able to do some good things during the course of the Miami race.

"Mike was great. Paul kept the lead lap and is getting better every race. We had a good set up and practices have gone well. We really had a top five finish until the starter broke," added Tremblay.

The SpeedSource Mears Motorcoach team is seeking top five finishes for the last several races of the season.

"Next we have Barber and VIR. Both are tracks we have tested on, Paul is getting better and better every race. Mike is doing an excellent job communicating with David and John," stated Tremblay.

The No. 9 SpeedSource Mears Motorcoach Pontiac will travel to Barber Motorsports Park in October 1st through the 3rd for their next ROLEX Grand American Race.

The SpeedSource Race Engineering team is proud to compete in the prestigious Grand American ROLEX Daytona Prototype class with a sponsorship from Mears Motorcoach.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers David Haskell , Sylvain Tremblay , Mike Borkowski
Teams SpeedSource