MIAMI, Fla. (March 2, 2001) - John Bourassa and Lance Stewart, both of Jupiter, Fla., carried Team Hurricane Racing into Victory Lane today at Homestead-Miami Speedway, winning the Grand-Am Cup Street Stock Series three-hour race. Bourassa and ...
MIAMI, Fla. (March 2, 2001) - John Bourassa and Lance Stewart, both of Jupiter, Fla., carried Team Hurricane Racing into Victory Lane today at Homestead-Miami Speedway, winning the Grand-Am Cup Street Stock Series three-hour race. Bourassa and Stewart were running third with 45 minutes remaining in the race when race-leader John Heinricy blew his engine in the #35 Phoenix American Motorsports Corvette.
"We had no warning. The car had been running fine all day and then suddenly the engine just blew," said a disappointed Heinricy, whose car had started the race on the pole.
That opened the door for Stewart to move past the #16 Mical Motorsports Porsche to take the lead and drive into Victory Lane. "It's nice. It's kind of my home track," Stewart said. "I only live about 20 minutes from here. John did an awesome job as usual and my crew* those guys are the best."
The #70 Speedsource Porsche captured the top-spot in the GS class, finishing fifth overall. David Haskell, of Plantation, Fla., and Sylvain Tremblay, of Pompano Beach, Fla., finished the race only one lap down from the overall winners in the faster SGS class.
Another Floridian, Jason Potter of Deltona, joined Mike Keravich III in Victory Lane to accept their ST champion trophy for Power Team Racing. The three piloted their #77 Acura Integra R through 99 laps to 12th-place overall.
The top C2K position went to #69 Honda of America Racing Team's Honda Civic Si. Bryan Johnson and Pete Halsmer finished 13th overall with 98 laps.
The Homestead race marked the second race of the season for the Grand-Am Cup Street Stock Series. The series will now travel to Phoenix International Raceway for another three-hour race, April 18-20.
More information on Grand-Am Cup is available online at www.grand-am.com.
- Christie Hyde