Watkins Glen, NY. (July 26, 2002) - Fresh from their recent victory at the Grand American Road Racing Nextel 250 in Homestead, Perspective Racing's high-powered Mosler Racing team of JoÃ£o Barbosa and Thierry Perrier now prepare for their ...
Watkins Glen, NY. (July 26, 2002) - Fresh from their recent victory at the Grand American Road Racing Nextel 250 in Homestead, Perspective Racing's high-powered Mosler Racing team of João Barbosa and Thierry Perrier now prepare for their participation in the Bully Hill Vineyards 250, to take place from August 8-9 at Watkins Glen International.The Bully Hill Vineyards 250 for the Rolex Sports Car Series is a 250-mile race (103 laps), and will begin at approximately 6 p.m. (with an 8:30 p.m. time limit). Barbosa and Perrier will be racing #24 (GT Class), a Mosler MT900R run by Perspective Racing. Their recent triumph at the Nextel 250 gave the MT900 its first-ever win in the GT class.
Originally from Portugal, João Barbosa is a highly respected driver with a rapidly growing worldwide fan base and a commitment to continuing achievements in the sport of racing. He is an experienced and award-winning driver whose credits include winning the Portuguese Go Kart Championship (1988-1990), the Hong Kong Junior Go Kart Grand Prix in 1990, the Portuguese Formula Ford Championship (1994), Rookie of the Year in the Italian Formula 3 Championship, and the Rising Star Award in the Formula Kool/Toyota Atlantic Championship.
Barbosa also raced in the Go Kart World Championship, the International Sports Racing Series (ISRS), the Grand Am, the ALMS, the Japanese Grand Touring Championship (JGTC), as well as being a test driver for the Scuderia Minardi Formula 1 Team.
For tickets, or for more information on the Bully Hill Vineyards 250 (part of the NASCAR Winston Cup Sirius Satellite Radio at The Glen), visit www.theglen.com online, or call The Glen's ticket office at 607-535-2481.