Spirit of Daytona GTOs both Make the Qualifying Cut Both Spirit of Daytona GTOs qualified high enough to make it into the Grand Am Cup 200 at Mid-Ohio on Saturday afternoon. With the 80 plus competitors entered in the race, some GS and ST cars...
Spirit of Daytona GTOs both Make the Qualifying Cut
Both Spirit of Daytona GTOs qualified high enough to make it into the Grand Am Cup 200 at Mid-Ohio on Saturday afternoon. With the 80 plus competitors entered in the race, some GS and ST cars will be sent home after the qualifying session. Doug Goad powered the No. 9 GTO to a 22nd qualifying position for Sunday's race and Greg Camp qualified the No. 10 GTO in 28th place. All weekend long the No. 9 Crane Cams/Corsa Exhaust GTO and No. 10 Rockland Standard Gears/ Crane Cams/ Corsa Exhaust GTO were turning fast lap times. Marc-Antoine Camirand perfected the No. 9 GTO's race setup along with co-driver Goad. And Camp along with co-driver Mike Weinberg in the No. 10 GTO were also turning fast laps.
During the practice session on Friday morning Camirand and Goad turned the second quickest lap during the rain soaked session. "I like the rain, it makes things more difficult but I like that challenge," said Camirand. Goad also enjoyed the rainy track. He commented on the GTO, "It has been real fun in the GTO. It is a great car and this weekend it should do well."
The No. 10 car has also done great all weekend long. The car is turning consistent and fast laps and will prove competitive for the 200-mile race. No. 10 GTO driver, Greg Camp said, " I have been racing with a lot of these guys for a while and it's great to be on track again, running the car around. With Mike Weinberg's great racing history and my experience I think we can provide excellent feedback to get the car setup for race day."
The last time Weinberg raced the GTO was at VIR but he has been in the car a few times since. He tested at Savannah a week before the race at Mid-Ohio. "This is the best the GTO has felt since Daytona. It is not pushing too hard. It really has come a long way. This car is very easy to drive and is a great confidence builder."
Troy Flis, team-owner/ manager said, " Everyone has done great in the GTO. Even though we practiced most of the time in the rain this weekend and had perfect sunny conditions during qualifying, the cars still did pretty good. This just makes things better."
The Spirit of Daytona GTOs will race in the Grand Am Cup 200 at Mid-Ohio on Sunday June 25 at 1:00PM.