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Dyson, Brix Look for Strong Finish to Season at VIR VIR 400 the final 2005 race with Howard-Boss Motorsports Denver, N.C. . The Virginia International Raceway has lots of meaning for Chris Dyson and Harrison Brix, ...

Dyson, Brix Look for Strong Finish to Season at VIR

VIR 400 the final 2005 race with Howard-Boss Motorsports

Denver, N.C. . The Virginia International Raceway has lots of meaning for Chris Dyson and Harrison Brix, co-drivers of the #06 Thetford / Norcold Pontiac Crawford. The VIR 400 will be the fifth and final race of the Rolex Sports Car Series season for Dyson and Brix with Howard-Boss Motorsports. And, they're both looking to finish strong.

"VIR will always have a special place in my heart and also the people at Crawford Race Cars," Dyson stated. "We won the track's 500-mile race together in 2002. It was a very special day because it was Crawford's first race win as a constructor, and it was important for me because it put us in a position to fight down to the wire for the Grand Am championship."

"VIR is one of my favorite tracks," teammate Brix commented. "I have been looking forward to this race for quite a few months. The facility is top notch and everyone who races there falls in love with the place. The track is challenging, fast, and, most of all fun to drive. No matter what the series, VIR provides exciting and very close racing that the fans and drivers thrive on. The testing we recently did at VIR went very well. We uncovered our strengths and weaknesses in both warm and cool weather as well as getting some valuable seat time."

The #06 Thetford / Norcold Pontiac Crawford has competed in four Rolex Series races this season with a best finish of 13th in the Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen at Watkins Glen on June 11th. However, the Howard-Boss Motorsports Team has continued to improve as they prepare for their season finale.

"Max Crawford and Rick Howard offered me the opportunity to run selected events this year, and I'm pleased with the partnership we have with Howard Motorsports," Dyson added. "We've only done four races this year, but we've been improving at each event and the car is getting better all the time. We've been running as quickly as the sister cars (#2 & #4) at the races we've entered, and that's been encouraging. It usually takes a while to make a new group gel, but since we've worked together so closely in the past, it's really been more of a reunion. We've been a bit unlucky in the races we've entered in the #06 car, but I'd like to think that we've made a positive contribution to the team and to the car's development."

"This year has been a tough one," Brix added. "We seem unable to get any good luck. That was most evident at Watkins Glen when I got tangled up in a wreck that I couldn't avoid. Even with all the bad luck, I have really enjoyed working with this team. Even when the track has got you down, Chris and Rob (Dyson) always manage to find the bright side of things. It's nice to have people around that make the bad days not so tough."

"The team has tested pretty extensively at VIR and our setup should be on the money for the upcoming event," Dyson concluded. "Harrison Brix and I, along with our sponsors Sirius, Proton, and Thetford / Norcold are looking forward to a competitive showing. In the grand scheme of things, it's good to be back with the Crawfords and there's more to come down the road."

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Harrison Brix , Max Crawford , Rick Howard , Chris Dyson