SCC: Homestead: Valerie Limoges preview

The long wait is over for Limoges Homestead, FL (12 April 07)- It's been a long two months for Valerie Limoges. After starting her second Koni Challenge season off with impressive times in testing and in practice for the season-opening Fresh...

The long wait is over for Limoges

Homestead, FL (12 April 07)- It's been a long two months for Valerie Limoges.

After starting her second Koni Challenge season off with impressive times in testing and in practice for the season-opening Fresh From Florida 200 at Daytona Speedway, Limoges' 2007 campaign suffered a setback when a mechanical problem kept her from finishing the first race of the season.

So the young Canadian is understandably anxious to get back to racing this weekend as the Koni Challenge reconvenes at Homestead-Miami Speedway for round two of the 2007 season. The Homestead weekend is the first of a Koni back-to-back as the series will race in Iowa on April 21st at the new Iowa Speedway in Newton.

"I just can't wait," said Limoges. "I hated this big break we had in the schedule after Daytona, so I am really looking forward now to having two races in two weekends."

With a field of nearly fifty cars entered for the Homestead event, Limoges is focused on getting the event off on the right foot in the Blackforest Motorsports USG Sheetrock/Ramset Tools Ford Mustang FR500C.

"I have to do better in qualifying than I have been," said Limoges. "I just have to be more patient with the traffic and I know I can do the time to get a good starting position."

One thing in her favor will be an affinity for the South-Florida facility 2.3-mile infield road course.

"I really do like this track because you can really attack in places," said Limoges. "Hopefully we can get the rest of the season off to a good start here this weekend."

Limoges will co-drive with Tom Nastasi, who started the 2007 season off on the right foot as he scored another Mustang win at Daytona in January to set himself atop the Koni Challenge points standings entering the Homestead weekend.

A test day on Friday will open the race weekend, with qualifying set for 3:15 PM on Saturday. The 400k/2.5 hour GS race is slated for a 1:45 PM green flag on Sunday.

-credit: sgm

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Tom Nastasi , Valérie Limoges