SCC: VIR: Burrows, Hopwood qualifying report

Burrows and Hopwood ready for championship showdown at VIR Burrows takes fifth on thirty-six car grid in qualifying (Alton, VA) 6 October 07-- As Adam Burrows and Trevor Hopwood look to convert their slim five point advantage ahead of the 2007...

Burrows and Hopwood ready for championship showdown at VIR
Burrows takes fifth on thirty-six car grid in qualifying

(Alton, VA) 6 October 07-- As Adam Burrows and Trevor Hopwood look to convert their slim five point advantage ahead of the 2007 KONI Challenge season finale into an ST Class Championship Saturday at Virginia International Raceway, Burrows got things off to a positive start with a fast lap time of 2:11.723-seconds to score fifth on the grid for the six-hour enduro.

"This car is great and the Turner guys have done an incredible job once again," said Burrows, who scored an SCCA victory last weekend at Lime Rock Park in Spec Racer competition. "This is a tight front pack up here and it will be interesting to see how everything plays out with fuel strategy and brake wear. But we're just going to focus on being consistent and hopefully that puts us where we need to be at the end of the race tonight."

The race will start at 3:00 ET, and run six hours into the Virginia darkness. In final practice on Friday evening, Hopwood scored some very quick lap times, which could prove handy on Saturday night.

"I'm always good in the dark!" joked Hopwood. "But this car is really well balanced so hopefully that will help keep us quick throughout our runs. Some of the guys out there seem to be a little less consistent when it gets dark, so we'll need to keep an eye out for that to make sure we stay out of trouble."

-credit: SGM/BurrowsHopwood

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Trevor Hopwood , Adam Burrows