Dana Moore set a new track record of 01:41.2 at Road Atlanta that earned her a pole position start for the Women's Global Gt Series Race. Beating out the two series points leaders Davina Galicia and Sonja Bayer for her first pole position in the...
Dana Moore set a new track record of 01:41.2 at Road Atlanta that earned her a pole position start for the Women's Global Gt Series Race. Beating out the two series points leaders Davina Galicia and Sonja Bayer for her first pole position in the series. She also set a new dash speed record that was previously set by Joe Foster head of the Panoz Racing School instructors. Earlier in the week during a practice session Dana unofficially broke the track record with a 01:40.1 a second less than the official track record.
Dana took a three car length lead on the first lap of the race. Going into turn one she down shifted into 3rd gear when she released the clutch the car came out of gear into neutral causing her to slide uncontrollably into the sand pit. She was pulled from the sand and went to the back of the pack. Dana passed nine cars in less than 20 laps moving her a lap down into fifth position. Her official finishing place was 12th. "It is a tough to take. I am so disappointed because I was so fast all weekend I knew I could win this race. I got a comfortable lead on the first lap then the car came out of gear in turn one and unloaded the rear wheels. The tires were still cold so the car came out from under me and sent me into the sand. I know in a few days I will be happy with getting on the pole and setting the track record but its hard to come so close and not get the win." The final race of the WGGT is Oct. 31, 2000 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Dana will spend the next few weeks preparing for the Las Vegas Race both mentally and physically. She will be running two cars at Las Vegas. (Pro Spec Racer Ford as well as the Womens Gt Series)
Straight from Racing two cars in the same weekend at Las Vegas Dana Moore will head home to race in her home town on November 3rd at the San Diego Grand Prix. She will run a Pro Spec Racer Ford on the La Rue Motorsports team. It will be the first time Dana has run a professional race in her hometown.