SCC: Daytona: Team i-MOTO race report

The Wittmer Brothers, Cunningham and Bocchino give the i-MOTO team a perfect 1-2 Finish in the Fresh From Florida 200 of Daytona DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (January 29, 2008) -- Team i-MOTO starts the 2008 Koni Challenge season with a strong 1-2...

The Wittmer Brothers, Cunningham and Bocchino give the i-MOTO team a perfect 1-2 Finish in the Fresh From Florida 200 of Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (January 29, 2008) -- Team i-MOTO starts the 2008 Koni Challenge season with a strong 1-2 finish. Nick Wittmer and Glenn Bocchino (piloting the 31# Acura TSX) giving Acura the first win of the 2008 season and teammates Kuno Wittmer and Peter Cunningham (piloting the 32# Acura TSX) finishing a strong second place in the Fresh From Florida 200 of Daytona .

Starting the race with an all i-MOTO front row, Kuno Wittmer qualified on pole with a (2:09.312) and teammate Glenn Bocchino qualifying second with a (2:09.580). A first turn mishap caused by a suck throttle on Kuno Wittmers 32# car costing both drivers the lead. Both drivers quickly recovered with Kuno Wittmer later regaining the lead and Glenn Bocchino following in fourth place. From the lead Kuno Wittmer pitted first under a full course caution period, handing the 32# car over to SWC Touring Car Legend, Peter Cunningham (RealtimeRL Driver/owner). A low oil pressure alarm soon after the first pit stop, forced Peter Cunningham to make additional pit stop losing the lead and regaining the race in 13th position. Crew Chief Tom Badger called a perfect late stop for Glenn Bocchino who pitted from the lead under yellow. Co-Driver Nick Wittmer, took over the final duties for the 31# car, regaining the race from the lead and never looked back. The rising star Nick Wittmer drove perfect race never to be contended for the lead. While Peter's (32# car) had to earn his second place finish by passing over 11 cars not including lappers to take second place over the Compass 360 Racing Acura TSX of Travis Walker and Karl Thompson who finished 3rd .

-credit: i-motoracing

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Peter Cunningham , Kuno Wittmer , Glenn Bocchino , Travis Walker , Nick Wittmer