AGT Distributes Mosport Purse, Event Payouts Continue to Increase Wilton, CT. The American GT Challenge distributed the prize monies teams and drivers earned during the Mosport event held May 23rd. The addition of newGMparts.com as a series ...
AGT Distributes Mosport Purse, Event Payouts Continue to Increase
Wilton, CT. The American GT Challenge distributed the prize monies teams and drivers earned during the Mosport event held May 23rd. The addition of newGMparts.com as a series sponsor along with additional support from Goodyear, the Mosport event awarded the highest pay outs to date, over $11,000. The prize fund will continue to grow once again with the recent signing of Spiral Turbo Specialties.
"We are pleased with the constant growth of our list of supporters," commented Woodson Duncan, AGT President. "As the year progresses, we will continue to seek marketing partners who are interested in helping to incubate the series."
Jim Holtom [number 38 Control Microsytems/SCADAPack Corvette] achieved the bulk of the payout. Holtom took home $5,300 for his effort during the weekend. By finishing first [$2500], qualifying on the pole [$500], setting the fastest race lap [$500] and a set of Goodyear Racing radials [$1800], Holtom netted the largest pay out for the event.
Fellow Canadian Charlie Webster finished the race in second place and earned a paycheck of $2,000. The number 95 C.J. Webster of Canada Corvette achieved $1,500 for second place along with $300 for setting the second fastest qualifying time. Also included in the pay out to Webster was the third fastest race lap monies of $200.
Others earning a part of the overall prize fund included Malcolm Strachan [third palce finisher at $1000] and Eric Curran [number 29 Garden Iron Mustang] for the second fastest race lap [$300].
The Hoerr Charger award went to Mike Dimand for his efforts in climbing the most positions from his qualifying spot to the finishing order. Dimand earned a $500 award from Hoerr Racing Products. Dimand started tenth and ended the event in fifth. Meanwhile Dimand's team mate, Bruce Nesbitt received a check for $200 for gridding third fasttest for the race.
The final pay outs were for Jack Busch [number 05 Leiffert Motorsports/ Spiral Turbo Specialties Cutlass] for the newGMparts.com 'Tough Break' award. Busch who lost a windshield wiper during the event, causing Busch to drop from third overall to fourth in the final standings, accepted $750 for his hardship. And in the random drawing for a set of Goodyear Racing radials, Glenn Seward was selected for the tires.
The American GT Challenge uses purpose built tube frame chassis cars, power by a V-8 & V-6 engine, with composite bodies, replicating series produced American touring or grand touring cars competing exclusively on Goodyear Racing Tires. For more information visit www.americangt.com.
The American GT Challenge competes next at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, PA. June 18-19.
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