Fontana, CA -- After winning three of the first four races and scoring a fifth place in the fourth race the Planet Earth Motorsports effort fell upon bad luck for the first time this season at California Speedway. The team's ...
Fontana, CA -- After winning three of the first four races and scoring a fifth place in the fourth race the Planet Earth Motorsports effort fell upon bad luck for the first time this season at California Speedway. The team's #41 SpeedSource Porsche 911 started the Grand Am Cup 250 mile race in seventh place. At the first restart on lap fifteen the team avoided a multi-car wreck that took out several of the GSII competitors. Their luck ran out just a short time later however when contact broke the right front radiator.
"We had a good run going when contact took out our front radiator," commented Wayne Nonnamaker. "Dad brought the car in and the crew did an amazing job of replacing the radiator in less than thirty minutes. Although it felt like two hours while I was sitting in the car, a half hour is very impressive considering the serviceability of these radiators."
The team went on to score an eleventh place finish. Because of the lead that the team had built up in the first four races drivers Joe and Wayne Nonnamaker continued to hold the points lead in the Driver's Championship. With support from partners Orison Marketing, GOJO, and SpeedSource the team hopes to score the Triple Crown Championship in GSII.
On Sunday the team entered their #40 SpeedSource Porsche 911 in the Rolex Series race. Despite being a little outclassed by the higher horsepower GT cars the team ran to a fourth place finish. While Joe's co-driver this season has normally been his youngest son Wayne, Joe shared the #40 with his eldest son, Will Nonnamaker.
The Lexus Grand American 250 will be aired on SPEED Channel on Saturday, July 5 at 3:30 p.m. ET.
The Planet Earth Motorsports team will have one weekend off before heading to Watkins Glen for the June 20-22 weekend.