SCC: Mid-Ohio: Randy Pobst race notes

Rain On Our Parade LEXINGTON, Ohio (June 22, 2008) - What started out as a sunny day at the races then turned to soggy, for the field and for the ...

Rain On Our Parade

LEXINGTON, Ohio (June 22, 2008) - What started out as a sunny day at the races then turned to soggy, for the field and for the #181 APR Motorsports team, Sunday at the Grand-Am KONI Challenge Series Street Tuner race at Mid-Ohio. After a successful and competitive practice session and a fast qualifying run, co-driver Mark White started in the fifth position, giving notice that he is a driver to watch. During his stint, Mark continued to drive well and had a great battle going on with veteran Peter Cunningham and others for fifth place. The competition would be short-lived though as the car started to lose power.

"The weekend started out so well. Mark qualified in fifth, our highest so far, and then ran a great stint, keeping in touch with the leaders the whole time. He said he began to notice that he was losing power under yellow. After we pitted for the driver change, the car seemed okay under yellow, but on the restart we lost power really quickly and that was the end of it. The car died from heat exhaustion. Another great opportunity at a good finish that didn't come to fruition. The APR Motorsports team continues to improve though. Our cars are getting faster and faster. Our teammate Dion von Moltke ran the fastest lap of the race. We continue to show great potential. Next race!!"

"I would like to thank my personal sponsors Team Janica Racing, Prairie Hills Motorsport Club, ChaseCam, and saferacer.com for their continued support."

Earlier in the week, Randy flew out to California to test cars for Motor Trend's Best Handling Cars issue.

"Testing went very well. I tested ten great cars including the Audi R8, a Super-Charged Shelby Mustang, and a Nissan GTR. I loved every minute of it."

The issue will be out on stands in the Fall. More info to follow. Also, Randy will be celebrating his "29th" birthday this week. Happy Birthday Rocketman!

-credit: randypobst.com

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Mark White , Randy Pobst , Peter Cunningham , Dion von Moltke