SCC: Santo Domingo: Synergy Racing new results

Synergy Racing Improves to 16th in Revised Miller Grand-Am Cup 200 Results ALTON, Va. (March 22, 2005) -- Grand American Road Racing Association issued revised results for round two of the Grand-Am Cup Series late last week. After a review of ...

Synergy Racing Improves to 16th in Revised Miller Grand-Am Cup 200 Results

ALTON, Va. (March 22, 2005) -- Grand American Road Racing Association issued revised results for round two of the Grand-Am Cup Series late last week. After a review of scoring from the Miller Grand-Am Cup 200 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, the final position of the Synergy Racing No. 81 Porsche 997 of Brent Martini and Kelly Collins was improved from 22nd to 16th place.

Scoring problems occurred on lap 53 of the race when Las Americas Autodromo lost power throughout the facility. The outage resulted in the interruption of the standard electronic scoring system in use. After reviewing the manual and electronic scoring, Grand American officials were able to reconstruct the race and issue revised results.

"We are really happy to be getting closer to a good finish for the Martini 997, but it seems we keep having to work the bugs out of the new car instead of giving Brent and Kelly a better race car," said Cole Scrogham, team owner. "Thankfully the finishing position was revised to 16th, and it could have been much better, but we are happy to get out of there in one piece and go to Fontana. Out of 35 entries, there is room to be excited about finishing in the middle of that very competitive group, but we expect better things to come."

The Miller Grand-Am Cup 200 was Synergy Racing and Grand American's first race in the Dominican Republic.

"I felt we should have been there building an orphanage or something instead of racing cars. The country is really poor but filled with avid sports car racing fans," remarked Scrogham. "It was exciting to see 20,000 people standing for most of the race, including cautions!"

Synergy Racing will take to the track next at California Speedway in Fontana, Calif., April 1-3. Synergy Racing will field entries in both the Rolex Sports Car Series and Grand-Am Cup Series at the Grand American 400 event weekend.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Kelly Collins , Brent Martini