Overheating spoils Limoges Mid-Ohio debut Lexington, OH (25 June 2006)--Valerie Limoges has added the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course to her list of favorite tracks, but after the Grand Am 200 on Sunday, not one of her luckiest. After Grand American...
Overheating spoils Limoges Mid-Ohio debut
Lexington, OH (25 June 2006)--Valerie Limoges has added the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course to her list of favorite tracks, but after the Grand Am 200 on Sunday, not one of her luckiest. After Grand American sent the Blackforest Motorsports Group No. 8 USG Sheetrock/Ramset Tools Mustang FR500C to the back of the GS starting grid due to paperwork issues, Limoges got a good start in the two hour and forty-five minute race and was working her way forward.
Limoges had to halt her charge through the field when the cabin of the Mustang filled with smoke. The Blackforest crew made quick work of diagnosing the small electrical fire in the car as co-driver Guy Cosmo strapped in and went back out to pick up the fight.
However, the time spent in the pits getting the fire taken care of caused the Mustang motor to overheat as Cosmo left the pits. Despite taking several laps at only nine-tenths to try to allow the engine to cool, the damage was done as Cosmo brought the car back to the garage shortly thereafter with terminal motor problems. The loss was the second engine problem for Limoges this weekend.
"It is a shame we had so many problems with the motors this weekend because this is a really fun track and I think we could have moved up today with how much the handling was improved from yesterday," said Limoges. "But the next time I race here, at least I will have a good feel for the track, and I know I'll be looking forward to it."
Limoges and Blackforest Motorsports will be back in action on the last weekend of July at Barber Motorsports Park near Birmingham, Alabama for round seven of the 2006 Grand Am Cup Series.
Sunday's race will be televised on SPEED Channel at 11:00 AM on July 9th.