JACK BALDWIN (No. 74 Informix Software/74 Ranch Resort Riley & Scott Judd) â€“ This was a lot more fun than (the win at Phoenix). It was a blast. I had a great time. It was good racing. There were three of us whipping through traffic, three and...
JACK BALDWIN (No. 74 Informix Software/74 Ranch Resort Riley & Scott Judd) – This was a lot more fun than (the win at Phoenix). It was a blast. I had a great time. It was good racing. There were three of us whipping through traffic, three and four abreast. We were just clicking them off. I’m not saying the cautions worked in our favor, but we were lucky enough to get the cautions when we needed to make the driver changes. I raced hard all day. Our car gets better every time – it’s not where it needs to be, but it’s getting better. This is our fourth race with the same car. We’re finding the sweet spot, and the car’s getting better. Other than Lime Rock, we’ve been close every time. We don’t have everything complete yet, but we’re getting better. Dyson’s still the bench mark, and you need to have everything just right to run with those guys. Remember, they’ve been running that car for six years. We’re working hard to compete with them toe-to-toe. James had a little problem at the end, but when it happened, he was only 50 feet in front of me. I saw his car do a wiggle, and I went by.
GEORGE ROBINSON (No. 74 Informix Riley & Scott Judd) – It’s great to be winning. We had a misfortune with the gearbox, but today, the car ran flawlessly. We keep making improvements and the team is pulling together well. We’ve come a long way in one year. To be in victory circle two times this year, considering the thrash we made early in the year, I think is phenomenal. The Riley & Scott Judd is a great combination, and Informix is a great sponsor to invest in our program.
JOHN PAUL JR. (No. 20 Dyson Racing Riley & Scott Ford) – We could run with them, but we were just a tick off all day. The car was loose, we couldn’t put the power down like we did in practice. But once the tires came in, the car ran well the rest of the run.
TERRY BORCHELLER (No. 5 Saleen SR) – We beat ourselves today. The crew did a great job with all the obstacles we had to overcome. We had too many gremlins, mainly electrical. (Three-race GTO streak ended)
JAMES WEAVER (No. 16 Dyson Racing Riley & Scott Ford) – We had a bolt come out of the bottom a-arm. The safety wire broke, the bolt backed out, and the wishbone fell off. The car was fine. The car was fastest car on the track. But to keep scoring points is the key to it, you’ve got to keep scoring as many points as you can. (Unofficially, Weaver leads the Grand-Am points, 165-160 over Baldwin, with Elliott Forbes-Robinson third with 154.)
STU HAYNER (No. 46 EMI Viper) – It was a heartbreaker, it really was (lost GTO in closing laps). The car broke a differential. We gave it a good old college try, and we took advantage of the other guys problems. But that’s the way racing is.