Mexico City: Spirit of Daytona race report

Spirit of Daytona Race at Mexico City It was an 18th place finish for Spirit of Daytona Racing with Bobby Labonte. Co-drivers Larry Oberto and Doug Goad powered their Pontiac Daytona Prototype (DP) over 97 laps for a successful Mexican ...

Spirit of Daytona Race at Mexico City

It was an 18th place finish for Spirit of Daytona Racing with Bobby Labonte. Co-drivers Larry Oberto and Doug Goad powered their Pontiac Daytona Prototype (DP) over 97 laps for a successful Mexican finish.

Larry Oberto was first to climb into the No. 09 Spiralz Jewelry/ Oh-Boy Oberto Beef Jerky sponsored DP. He kept the car out of trouble and felt comfortable behind the wheel. "I really pushed the car during my stint. I should have been even more aggressive but I am still learning to trust myself with the car," said Oberto.

Goad jumped into the DP during the first yellow flag and he propelled the DP for the second half of the race. Goad was able to catch a handful of DPs during his stint and was turning competitive lap-times. The competition proved to be strong, and even with the great race car setup, Spirit of Daytona was not able to catch a top-10 finish. " This is the best race car setup we have ever had. For my first 15 laps I was able to race with the leaders. The car was really on today," said Goad.

Troy Flis, co-owner/team manager was also happy with the team's performance. "I was happy with the first real race performance that Larry put forth. I think he did a great job. He kept the car out of trouble. He will do really well in the car when he becomes more comfortable with it," said Flis. He was also happy with the team's progress. "We made headway all week. I was able to collect some great data from this race and will be able to apply it to our next event in Miami," said Flis.

The team will continue to progress into the racing season and teammates Goad and Oberto will continue to push the DP.

-sod

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Doug Goad , Larry Oberto