ANDY BRUMBAUGH SHOWS GREAT POTENTIAL FOR THE ST CLASS IN GRAND-AM CUP COLUMBIA, SC (April 23, 2006) --Andy Brumbaugh and the Roar Racing Mazda charged from the back to the front in their season opening Grand-Am Cup event at Virginia...
ANDY BRUMBAUGH SHOWS GREAT POTENTIAL FOR THE ST CLASS IN GRAND-AM CUP
COLUMBIA, SC (April 23, 2006) --Andy Brumbaugh and the Roar Racing Mazda charged from the back to the front in their season opening Grand-Am Cup event at Virginia International Raceway April 22. Brumbaugh and Susan Addison of Seneca, SC co-drove the team's #26 Mazda RX-8, sponsored by Performance Coaching, in the ST class of Grand-Am Cup. With heavy rain washing out qualifying, the Grand-Am Cup officials set the starting line-up based upon season points. As this was his first race of the season, Brumbaugh and Addison were forced to start back in 24th position in class. Susan drove a good first stint in the caution filled event before turning over to Andy. Andy drove the car up to 6th position in class before fuel system problems struck the car.
"It was a good run for us. We got up to 6th by using smart driving and smart pit strategy," said Brumbaugh. "I was hoping for a good finish but unfortunately the engine started to let go late in the race and when I couldn't go over 60 mph I thought it would be much safer to park the car instead of staying out in danger. Susan did a good job this weekend and she seemed very happy with how the race went until then so hopefully Laguna Seca will be better for us."
"I am pleased with the performance of Andy, Susan and the entire ROAR Racing team," said team owner Nick Gurucharri. "We worked hard and showed we have the potential to be a consistent front-runner in the Grand-Am Cup ST class."