Fresh off our highest finishing position of the year at the Watkins Glen event, with little sleep, the team showed up at the Mosport circuit ready to race as the car rolled off the transporter and straight onto the track. With our drivers...
Fresh off our highest finishing position of the year at the Watkins Glen event, with little sleep, the team showed up at the Mosport circuit ready to race as the car rolled off the transporter and straight onto the track.
With our drivers getting acclimated to a circuit they weren't familiar with, the team quickly started setting pace and gaining necessary speed. Both drivers had very little change requests for the car, just stating the car was good, now we just need to learn the circuit and the line to take a bit more.
Adam Pecorari took the wheel for the qualifying session and posted his best time of the weekend to that point to put the #58 SpeedQuest Racing Mustang Cobra SVT 9th position to start the Mosport 200 event. With the pole sitter being relegated to the back of the pack, Pecorari starting in 8th position started moving up the grid in the first hour. . "Adam did a great job in both qualifying and his first stint." States Kapudija, "He turned in some fast times while maintaining a good car to hand over to me for the final run." A timely full course caution came out and Adam brought the car in 5th position after a number of excellent passes to turn the car over to teammate Romeo Kapudija. "I was just trying to stay consistent and bring the car in the pits in a good position for Romeo," said Pecorari. "I had a fun run with one of the MultiMatic Mustang's and was able to pull away a bit to stay in 5th position.
Romeo held steady as the field restarted after the yellow flag in 14th position and moved up to 9th into the final yellow flag caution. At the restart, and the team advising Kapudija that there would be only five laps remaining to the end, Romeo requested the team maintain radio silence to the end so he could fully focus on the drive ahead.
Romeo took the green very aggressively and impressively as he logged his five fastest laps of the entire weekend. On the white flag lap he passed the #17 Porsche for 7th place and got tapped from the Porsche driver that peeled the right rear rim lip back and threw the camber and caster way off on the car. The SpeedQuest Racing driver thought the tire was going down, but maintained his urgency and turned in the fastest race lap of the weekend for the car, and bested his best lap time by 1.6 seconds to bring the #58 entry to it's best finish of the season to date. Romeo stated "It was really rough out there after that restart, I got hit by no less than three cars, and on the white flag lap getting tapped by the Porsche, I thought was bringing my tire down, but maintained my focus and brought it home for a crew that did a great job all weekend."