Grand-Am Cup Points Leader Moves to Cadillac Team Terry Borcheller, Devon Powell to Partner in No. 11 Cadillac TORONTO, Ontario (April 22, 2004) -- Powell Motorsport announced today that current Grand-Am Cup Series points leader Terry Borcheller...
Grand-Am Cup Points Leader Moves to Cadillac Team
Terry Borcheller, Devon Powell to Partner in No. 11 Cadillac
TORONTO, Ontario (April 22, 2004) -- Powell Motorsport announced today that current Grand-Am Cup Series points leader Terry Borcheller will join Devon Powell in the team's new No. 11 Sunoco Cadillac CTS-V. Borcheller has gone three-for-three in the Grand-Am Cup Series so far this season, winning the first three events with Craig Stanton at the wheel of TheRaceSite.com Racing No. 44 Porsche.
"We have been working on a co-driver for Devon this year, after John Heinricy, our original choice, had to withdraw from the seat for business reasons," explained team owner John Powell. "We had a short list of drivers we wanted to drive with Devon, and for all sorts of good reasons we could not get driver contracts settled. Time has been getting short, and frankly I was quite worried about it all. Terry is the last person I figured would be available, so it is fortuitous indeed that things have worked out that way."
In addition to his accomplishments in the Grand-Am Cup Series, Borcheller won the Rolex 24 At Daytona this year with the Kodak Bell Motorsports No. 54 Pontiac Doran and is the defending Rolex Sports Car Series Daytona Prototype driver champion.
"Devon Powell is a really good driver," said Borcheller. "As a team, I believe we can get into the winner's circle. I need to. My quest is for the title, and Devon wants to change his luck. What a great combination. This new Cadillac program interests me a whole lot; the CTS-V has good potential, and Devon is fast.
"Considering the great run Craig and I have been having, of course this situation is difficult," admitted Borcheller. "I consider myself fortunate that I am able to drive with Devon in the new CTS-V, thanks to (TheRaceSite.com Racing team owners) the Nonnamakers making me a free agent."
Powell Motorsport will return to its traditional two-car line-up at the next Grand-Am Cup race at Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant. Mike Weinberg, who typically runs in the team's second entry, teamed with Devon Powell in the No. 11 Cadillac until his own No. 02 Rockland Standard Gear Cadillac CTS-V was completed.
"I am happy to have my own race car again," Weinberg said. "And I am pleased to be back driving with my good friend Don Knowles. We look forward to good racing. The CTS-V will be well suited to the classic road circuits at Mont-Tremblant, Watkins Glen and Mid Ohio."
Tickets to the Grand-Am Cup Series Mont-Tremblant 250 can be purchased by calling 800-517-5725. More information on Powell Motorsport can be found at www.powellmotorsport.com. Additional information on the series is available online at www.grandamerican.com.