Formula E
14 Feb
-
15 Feb
Event finished
R
Marrakesh E-prix
27 Feb
-
29 Feb
Next event in
3 days
Formula 1 MotoGP
05 Mar
-
08 Mar
FP1 in
11 days
R
Thailand GP
19 Mar
-
22 Mar
FP1 in
25 days
NASCAR Cup
08 Feb
-
17 Feb
Event finished
21 Feb
-
23 Feb
Race in
03 Hours
:
23 Minutes
:
50 Seconds
IndyCar
13 Mar
-
15 Mar
Next event in
18 days
R
Birmingham
03 Apr
-
05 Apr
Next event in
39 days
WEC
22 Feb
-
23 Feb
Race in
00 Hours
:
53 Minutes
:
50 Seconds
18 Mar
-
20 Mar
Next event in
23 days
Supercars
19 Feb
-
23 Feb
Event finished
R
Albert Park
12 Mar
-
15 Mar
Next event in
17 days

SCC: Lime Rock: Freedom Autosport preview

shares
comments
SCC: Lime Rock: Freedom Autosport preview
May 27, 2010, 2:23 PM

Freedom Autosport Honors Memory of USMC Lance Corporal Josh Davis LAKEVILLE, Conn.--"Freedom Autosport has dedicated this season to USMC Lance Corporal Josh Davis, son of Dave and Patti Davis of Perry, Iowa; an American hero who made the ultimate ...

Freedom Autosport Honors Memory of USMC Lance Corporal Josh Davis

LAKEVILLE, Conn.--"Freedom Autosport has dedicated this season to USMC Lance Corporal Josh Davis, son of Dave and Patti Davis of Perry, Iowa; an American hero who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom only three weeks ago on March 7 while serving in Afghanistan. To Dave and Patti, and his brother and sisters Joe, Ashley, and Brandie, we send our prayers and our promise that Josh will always be remembered."

With those words from team owner Derek Whitis, Freedom Autosport prepares for the racing action at Lime Rock Park this weekend along with their friends at Flatout Motorsports. Whitis and Tom Long will continue to chase the manufacturers championship in the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Series.

A crash during the previous round at Virginia International Raceway left Whitis and Long's No. 25 Freedom Autosport Mazda MX-5 in bad shape, but after furious preparations during the last month, they are ready to go for Lime Rock. Meanwhile, Freedom Autosport has teamed up with Flatout Motorsports, who will campaign one of Freedom's MAZDASPEED3s.

This collaboration is far from the first between Freedom Autosport and Flatout Motorsports. Nick Leverone's Bellingham, Massachusetts shop has a long history of success in Spec Miata competition, and in 2009 they raced with support from Freedom Autosport in GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge.

"Tom (Long) and I ran together in 2006 in the Street Tuner class, so I built a good relationship with him and his father. It's been a good experience working with Freedom Autosport," says Leverone, who has set several track records at his home track of Lime Rock.

Leverone will be able to show off his knowledge of the 1.53-mile track this weekend: he and Craig McHaffie will be co-driving the Freedom Autosport-prepared No. 28 Flatout Motorsports MAZDASPEED3. The up-and-coming McHaffie is making his GRAND-AM debut after an outstanding run in Spec Miata.

Also joining the Freedom Autosport lineup at Lime Rock are Charlie Putman and Charles Espenlaub. They usually co-drive in the Grand Sport class, and are taking advantage of the split-class races this weekend. Putman and Espenlaub will drive the No. 27 Freedom Autosport MAZDASPEED3.

"We tested the MAZDASPEED3 a couple weeks ago and I was really pleased with the way the car handled," says Putman. "Charles and I have a lot of front-wheel drive experience, and the MAZDASPEED3 is probably the best-handling front-wheel drive car I've driven."

After a disappointing end to their race at Virginia International Raceway, Andrew Carbonell and Rhett O'Doski will be looking for a strong finish to get back in the championship hunt.

"We're aiming for top-five results for the rest of the season. We've got to stay consistent and make no mistakes," O'Doski says. "Our cars are good at Lime Rock with the tight turns. The key at Lime Rock, where the lap times are so low, will be to stay clean and remain on the lead lap."

-source: freedon autosport

Next article
Lime Rock: Wilkins - Ford interview 2010-05-26

Previous article

Lime Rock: Wilkins - Ford interview 2010-05-26

Next article

SCC: Lime Rock: APR adds Gorrianan, Stehely

SCC: Lime Rock: APR adds Gorrianan, Stehely
Load comments