April 21, 2001-It was a rain soaked, chilly afternoon in a place well known for hot temperatures and blinding sun, that kicked off the events at PIR today. With temps rarely breaking 60, the Sun Automotive 200 commenced at 7 pm Pacific Time from...
April 21, 2001-It was a rain soaked, chilly afternoon in a place well known for hot temperatures and blinding sun, that kicked off the events at PIR today. With temps rarely breaking 60, the Sun Automotive 200 commenced at 7 pm Pacific Time from the Phoenix International Raceway.
After a grueling weekend of seemingly endless troubles, the Miracle Motorsports/Serta Mattress #6 SportsRacing Prototype entry began the race from the 26th position. Ross Bentley (Vancouver, B.C.) was the driver starting the #6 entry, with Brent Sherman (Barrington, IL) scheduled to take over the driver seat at the first pit stop. Unfortunately, that was not to be this weekend. Bentley was piloting the car when suddenly, all oil pressure was gone. Ross immediately shut down the car to avoid any serious damage to the newly replaced motor.
"These are all teething problems that we can overcome with a little time," stated John Macaluso (Winter Haven, FL), team owner and driver. "We really needed a test session before this race, but time constraints just didn't allow. Hopefully, we can get a test in before the Six Hours at the Glen in May."
Oliver Gavin and Jon Field in the #37 Intersport Racing entry, went on to win the evenings race after a tough battle with the #16 Dyson Racing entry (who took second place).
Next stop for the Grand-American Road Racing Series and the #6 Miracle Motorsports/Serta Mattress entry will be Watkins Glen, NY on May 20, 2001.