Trois-Rivieres, Quebec (August 16, 2008) - In another show of strength and promise, Randy's ...
Trois-Rivieres, Quebec (August 16, 2008) - In another show of strength and promise, Randy's #181 APR Motorsports team finished seventh out of 34 teams Saturday in the Grand-Am KONI Challenge Series Street Tuner race in Le Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres. Co-driver Mark White did a great job in practice and qualified tenth on the grid. Mark had a good stint in the race and was able to run on pace with the leaders until Randy got into the GTI at the 40 minute mark of a shorter than usual, one hour and 45 minute race.
"We had a good, clean race and I am very happy with our accomplishments. The Trois-Rivieres circuit is really hard on brakes and we had to be careful to make them last. Also, our Volkswagen GTI is heavier and more powerful than many of the other cars so its harder on brakes. This kind of track is just not suited to our car. I had an interesting and fun stint trying to go fast without using the brakes up. At the end of the race, my brake pads were almost exactly worn out so I feel good about my brake conservation efforts."
"The APR Motorsports team is still growing and developing and this was a good step for us. Considering the situation, this was a good finish. I would like to thank my personal sponsors Team Janica Racing, Prairie Hills Motorsport Club, ChaseCam, and saferacer.com for their continued support."
Unfortunately, the other team cars did not fair as well this week. The #171 of Ian Baas and Dion von Moltke lost power earlier in the race and had to retire. The other GTI was badly damaged in a crash in last week's race in Iowa and is still out of commission. There will be no broadcast of Le Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres. Randy's next race will be the World Challenge GT race at Mosport International Raceway on August 23. This track is one that Randy enjoys. Rumor has it that the Porsches will be 50 lbs lighter for the race which would be great for the #1 team with all their extra rewards weight. Keep your fingers crossed.
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