SCC: Millville: Burrows, Hopwood qualifying notes

Burrows Takes 5th in KONI Challenge Qualifying New Jersey Motorsports Park Best qualifying result of the year to date MILLVILLE, NJ (28 April 2009)--Adam Burrows posted a fast lap time of 1:34.361-seconds at New Jersey Motorsports Park on...

Burrows Takes 5th in KONI Challenge Qualifying New Jersey Motorsports Park
Best qualifying result of the year to date

MILLVILLE, NJ (28 April 2009)--Adam Burrows posted a fast lap time of 1:34.361-seconds at New Jersey Motorsports Park on Friday to take 4th on the grid for Saturday's Garden State 250 in the No. 198 Fischer Ski MINI Cooper S. The result marked continued improvement through the weekend and the effort netted the best grid spot yet for the No. 198 since the 2007 KONI Challenge Champions Burrows and co-driver Trevor Hopwood joined RSR Motorsports for the 2009 season.

The fifteen minute session, which ran in dry conditions despite a threatening sky that let loose with precipitation just moments after the checkered flag, saw nearly 25 ST Class machines setting times to set the grid for Saturday's 2.5-hour race for round 3 of the 2009 KONI Challenge season.

Burrows harried a high-horsepower Honda in the early laps to make as much use of the all-important draft as possible.

"I was chewing them up in the infield, but they are really fast on the straights so I was just doing everything I could to stay in his draft," said Burrows. "I'm pretty happy with the result. We are nearly a half-second faster than we were in practice, and I felt like I wrung everything out of it that I could. This track is much better suited to the MINI than the rovals we started the season on. Hopefully we can avoid anyone else's mistakes in the race tomorrow and turn this top-five into something even better at the finish."

Saturday's Garden State 250 will take the green flag at 3:10 PM ET and is slated for a 2.5-hour race distance. SPEED will carry coverage of the event on May 9 at 12:00 PM ET.

PR inquiries about Adam Burrows and Trevor Hopwood should be directed to Matt Cleary at Sunday Group Management; 317.908.2975 (mobile) or media@sundaymanagement.com <mailto:media@sundaymanagement.com>

-credit: www.trevorhopwood.com

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Trevor Hopwood , Adam Burrows