Bill Auberlen - record season Bill Auberlen continues to set a record pace as he blasts through the 2004 season. With two races remaining on the calendar, he is leading the driver championships in the Rolex Sports Car Series GT class and the ...
Bill Auberlen - record season
Bill Auberlen continues to set a record pace as he blasts through the 2004 season. With two races remaining on the calendar, he is leading the driver championships in the Rolex Sports Car Series GT class and the SCCA Speed World Challenge Touring Car Championship. His 2004 haul includes 12 records, seven pole positions, 11 victories and seven fastest race laps in the two series. He also won the only Grand-Am Cup race he entered this year.
In the Rolex Series, his 2004 achievements include four poles, eight wins, five fastest race laps and seven records - consecutive class victories (six in GT), career GT victories (15), career GT podium finishes (18), two GT qualifying laps and two GT race laps. He also holds one GT qualifying record, two GT race-lap records and one GTU race-lap record from previous years.
In Speed World Challenge, he has five records on the season, three poles, three wins and two fastest race laps. His records include two poles, two fastest race laps and a fastest average race speed. Last year, he set 18 records - most podium finishes in a season (eight), six qualifying laps, eight race laps and three fastest average race speeds, and he secured the Speed Touring Car championship earlier than any previous champion, with two races remaining in the season. He also set a Speed World Challenge record in 2001 for most positions gained by a race winner (43), and his career winning percentage of 34.4 per cent is a series record.
"This has been a fantastic year! I'll look back and know it's been absolutely terrific," Auberlen said. "The records come on their own, you don't force them. That's when you have everything in place - a great team, a great car and great co-drivers. This has been one of those years when it's all come together; it's been smiles all year long."