SCC: VIR: Adam Pecorari race report

Adam Pecorari, the 21-year old driver from Aston, Pennsylvania, had an eventful weekend as he was racing in both the Rolex and Cup series'. This was Adams second run with Matt Connolly Motorsports in the No. 24 Roland Contractors BMW, following...

Adam Pecorari, the 21-year old driver from Aston, Pennsylvania, had an eventful weekend as he was racing in both the Rolex and Cup series'. This was Adams second run with Matt Connolly Motorsports in the No. 24 Roland Contractors BMW, following up on his 11th place finish with MCM in Mexico City, this time, with a new co-driver in team-owner Matt Connolly.

With a new qualifying procedure, Adam would start a 30-minute sprint race in 24th position since the starting grid was taken from car points leading into the weekend. In a downpour of rain, he brought the car home in 10th position to give his co-driver a good starting position. Starting 10th Connolly had a steady run and about halfway would give the car over to Adam in 16th position.

Unfortunate timing would play its hand in the race as the leading Daytona Prototype was between the MCM entry and the rest of the GT field, putting the team car a lap down when the yellow caution flag came out. This was further compounded by going back to green quickly before being able to catch up to the field and Pecorari found himself starting down two laps to the class leaders. Working steady, Adam would make up a 5 positions to bring the car home in 11th position.

Adam also raced in the VIR 200 Grand-Am Cup event with Rehagen Racing in the No.52 Dynatek Racing/ Cygnet-The IBC Resource Mustang Cobra SVT, the same team he ran with for the majority of the 2005 season. Driving a 2004 Mustang Cobra SVT for the first time since Trois-Rivieres of 2005, Adam paired with regular Rehagen Racing driver Audrey Zavodsky. Putting the deal together last minute before the race, Adam only had four laps in the car prior to the race. In a havoc filled race, which only saw 11 green flag laps, Audrey handed the car over to Adam after only driving three green flag laps. Jumping into the car in 42nd position Adam was on a mission. Having only seven laps under green, Adam drove the car from 42nd position to where he finished at 16th overall.

Pecorari is currently looking at all his options heading into the next rounds of the series before making final decisions and preparations.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Adam Pecorari , Matt Connolly , Audrey Zavodsky
Teams Rehagen Racing