SCC: Lexus Road America preview

After claiming Lexus first-ever motorsports victory last weekend at Virginia International Raceway, Team Lexus goes to Road America this weekend looking for back-to-back wins at the fabled Elkhart Lake track. At V.I.R. last Saturday, owner/driver...

After claiming Lexus first-ever motorsports victory last weekend at Virginia International Raceway, Team Lexus goes to Road America this weekend looking for back-to-back wins at the fabled Elkhart Lake track. At V.I.R. last Saturday, owner/driver Chuck Goldsborough and Terry Borcheller drove the No. 0 Lexus IS 300 to victory, bringing the luxury manufacturer its first win. Jason Potter and Andy Lally finished close behind in third in the No. 2 Lexus IS 300, which vaulted Potter back into the Sports Touring (ST) class championship points lead. The win placed Borcheller in sixth overall and Goldsborough in seventh. Lally, who has only raced in three of seven events in 2001, is 24th overall in a group of 66 drivers who have raced in the ST class this year. The victory came in the compact sports sedan's fifth race. The IS 300's steady progression from its debut race at Phoenix in April included a lead in Race No. 3 at Mid-Ohio, and a pole position at Mosport in June.

CHUCK GOLDSBOROUGH, Team Lexus Owner/Driver: "It was a tremendous achievement to win at V.I.R. last week. The program was only in its fifth race, and we had very little testing this year. The IS 300 is just a solid, fun car to race. We are the defending class champions at Road America, and the track is similar to V.I.R. in some ways. We plan on being on the podium again."

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Andy Lally , Terry Borcheller , Chuck Goldsborough , Jason Potter