Mid-Ohio: Specter Werkes/Sports qualifying report


#24 Cauley Corvette GTR Presented by Highlander Qualifies 9th In GT

Lexington, Ohio -- August 6, 2004 - The #24 Cauley Corvette GTR presented by Highlander qualified 9th in the GT class and 24th overall for Saturday's 2004 EMCO Gears Mid-Ohio Road Racing Classic, part of the Grand American Rolex Series at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course August 6-8. The race will air at 8pm, August 7th on SPEED Channel.

"Our practice times were a little better earlier today," commented Specter Werkes' owner and driver, Jeff Nowicki. "Our main goal was to put in a solid qualifying run. Tomorrow is a 250 mile race and a different strategy all together. There was no reason for any heroics in qualifying a GT car. After all, you're not going to sit on the pole. You're mid pack regardless of your time. That was the mind set we approached it with."

"We've got a good competitive car," Nowicki continued. "We'll work on a few more things this evening and have it ready for tomorrow evening's race. After what we went through at Watkins Glen, we feel we're positioned well. This is a good track for us and tomorrow's start time [5:30pm EST] should see cooler temperatures. Our goal is to see if we can get a little more out of the car and drivers then be there at the end."

The team welcomes a new sponsor to the car for this event, CruiseCam LLC, a market leader in Integrated Mobile Video Technology.

"Endurance racing in the Rolex Series with Specter Werkes will provide CruiseCam with an excellent platform for product development" stated CruiseCam founder and CEO D. Scott Watkins. "The entire staff at CruiseCam is excited to be partnering with Jeff, Tom and everyone on the #24 Cauley Corvette GTR Presented by Highlander team."

The team will participate in a full promotional schedule of personal appearances in conjunction with the August 10th release of the HIGHLANDER® The Series - Season 5 box set on DVD. Appearances will include WMFD television in Mansfield, Ohio, a personal appearance at Whiskey Dicks Bar & Grill in Columbus and an autograph session at the Best Buy in Mansfield.


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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Jeff Nowicki