SCC: Mid-Ohio: Wright/Magner preview

Caroline B. Wright and Ed Magner to tackle Mid-Ohio Grand Am Cup STII class winning pair in Mantapart.com Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 Mansfield, OH (July 26, 2003) Ed Magner and Caroline B. Wright team up for the third time during the 2003...

Caroline B. Wright and Ed Magner to tackle Mid-Ohio Grand Am Cup
STII class winning pair in Mantapart.com Chevrolet Cavalier Z24

Mansfield, OH (July 26, 2003) Ed Magner and Caroline B. Wright team up for the third time during the 2003 season to drive the STII class #48 WTF Engineering/Mantapart.com Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 for the Mid-Ohio Twin 200's July 28, part of the Mid-Ohio Road Racing Classic. The pair opened the Grand Am Cup season with a victory at Daytona and finished fourth in class at Phoenix. Magner has earned four class poles this year.

"Mid-Ohio is a course where I have had great success at in the past," said Wright. "I have a lot of seat time at Mid-Ohio, but it's been a while. It's a track I love and hate all at the same time. It has a rhythm, but that rhythm is irregular. Last time I was here in 2000, it was in a high horsepower mid-engine rear-wheel drive car. It will take a while to re-adjust to a front-wheel drive car. The WTF Engineering/Mantapart.com baby bowtie should be quick. Hopefully, we can turn the tide on Ed's string of misfortune this season."

Magner has been racing professionally since 1984. He has competed in IMSA Firehawk, Toyo, Speedvision Cup and International Sedan series, as well as the Motorola Cup and Grand Am Cup endurance series. Magner has 10 professional race wins, 31 podiums and 15 poles in 103 pro starts since 1984.

Wright has been competing professionally since 1996, including the Neon Pro Challenge, the 1999 Rolex 24 at Daytona, and World Challenge GT. She also holds three SCCA division championship titles. This will be her third Grand-Am Cup start.

The green flag flies for the Grand Am Cup ST Class race at 2:00, Saturday June 28. The race will be broadcast on Speed Channel July 19 at 2:00 EST.

-cbw-

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