Classic BMW -- Plano To Make Run at Grand Am Koni Challenge Series Championship Plano, Texas (January 24, 2007) Classic BMW -- Plano is proud to announce their entry into the 2007 Grand Am Koni Challenge Series. Bolstered by a strong showing at...
Classic BMW -- Plano To Make Run at Grand Am Koni Challenge Series Championship
Plano, Texas (January 24, 2007) Classic BMW -- Plano is proud to announce their entry into the 2007 Grand Am Koni Challenge Series. Bolstered by a strong showing at the official Daytona test, Classic BMW -- Plano will be a leading contender for race wins, as well as the driver and team championships. Classic BMW -- Plano will enter their BMW Z4 in the Sport Tuner (ST) class with stand out drivers Toby Grahovec and Pierre Kleinubing. The pairing of Grahovec and Kleinubing, along with team principal Eric Maas, crew chief Tom Bull, and team of skilled technicians, represent the makings of a new powerhouse in Grand American Road Racing.
Toby Grahovec, 27, is one of the rising stars of sportscar racing in the United States. The Chicago native captured a SCCA National Championship in 2005 in his debut drive with Classic BMW -- Plano. Grahovec posted wins during the 2006 season in the US Touring Car Series and SCCA nationals. Grahovec capped off his 2006 season with his first career start in the Speed Touring Car series and a 3rd place finish at the SCCA National Championship Runoffs. Away from the racecar, Grahovec is a highly regarded instructor and test driver.
Pierre Kleinubing, 32, is a true star in motorsports. Originally from Brazil, Kleinubing came to the US in 1995 after capturing multiple karting and touring car championships. Since his debut in the US, Kleinubing has set the bar as the driver to beat in the Speed Touring Car Series and has 4 championships to his credit (1997, 2000, 2001, 2006). For 2007, the Coconut Creek, Florida resident looks to become the first driver to win both the Speed Touring Car and Koni Challenge championships in a single season.
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