Craig Stanton To Start Second in Homestead Endurance Event HOMESTEAD, FLA., March 27, 2004 - Craig Stanton's sports car hot streak in Florida continues. The Long Beach, California-resident qualified the No. 44 TheRaceSite.com Racing Porsche 996...
Craig Stanton To Start Second in Homestead Endurance Event
HOMESTEAD, FLA., March 27, 2004 - Craig Stanton's sports car hot streak in Florida continues. The Long Beach, California-resident qualified the No. 44 TheRaceSite.com Racing Porsche 996 second for tomorrow's Grand-Am Cup 250 here at Homestead-Miami Speedway (HMS). Turning a time of one minute, 28.764 seconds, Stanton placed his Porsche on the outside of the front row for the three-hour Grand-Am Cup endurance event scheduled to start at 12:30 pm (EST). Stanton, part of a three car team that qualified second, fourth and eleventh, will co-drive with Gainesville, Georgia's Terry Borcheller. Stanton and Borcheller teamed at Daytona International Speedway in January to win the season opening Grand-Am Cup event in the No. 44 Porsche.
Craig Stanton: "The guys have been working great all day. They look good with their new uniforms and matching cars. The starting spots show how good they are at preparing cars. Terry and I are very optimistic for tomorrow's race and so are the Nonnamakers. I feel like I have a great race car. Terry and I have been hooking on it with the guys in the 44 car all day. We made a setup change just before qualifying and it made a great improvement. Everyone on the team did real well today. I'm going to head out of here, get a good night sleep and come back tomorrow ready to race. Terry and I are working really well together and I'm very, very excited to be back with the Nonnamakers in TheRaceSite.com Porsche this weekend."
Since moving from moto-cross/super-cross to automobiles in 1986, Stanton has positioned himself as one of the premier drivers in sports car racing. A desire to win in all kinds of machines has led to drives in closed and open cockpit sports cars, sedans, NASCAR stock cars, open wheel formula cars and midgets and in off-road competition. He has won three championships and a Driver of the Year award in Sports Renault and is the 1997 Speedvision Cup Rising Star Award winner. Stanton began competing in the top echelon of sports car racing in 1999 and has class wins in both the Grand-Am and ALMS. He takes his fitness training very seriously with the goal of being the fittest race driver in the world and has competed in 27 triathlons in his career. For more on Craig Stanton please visit www.craigstanton.com. For more on TheRaceSite.com Racing team, please visit www.theracesiteracing.com. For more on AASCO Motorsports' Rolex Series effort, please visit www.aascomotorsports.com