FEINBERG CLINCHES BACK TO SECOND PLACE FINISHES AT SEBRING RACEWAY Sebring, FL (March 14, 2008) - Joel Feinberg driving the Hankook Tire factory sponsored ELAN DP-02 in the American LeMans "IMSA Lites Series" recorded two second-place overall...
FEINBERG CLINCHES BACK TO SECOND PLACE FINISHES AT SEBRING RACEWAY
Sebring, FL (March 14, 2008) - Joel Feinberg driving the Hankook Tire factory sponsored ELAN DP-02 in the American LeMans "IMSA Lites Series" recorded two second-place overall finishes as well as the race lap record of 2:04.445 on the 3.7-mile Sebring International Raceway.
Feinberg would start race one from fourth place after qualifying and have his work cut out to make to the front. When the green flag dropped Feinberg was on his game moving up two positions in turn one of the first lap. From there Feinberg put his head down and battled to catch the race leader but would run out of time in the 30 minute sprint race getting edged out in a last-lap dash to the finish line as Jonathan Goring took home the win.
"It was a great start to the season for us; I felt like the car wasn't at its best and had encountered a massive over steer. I basically had to just take what the car would give me and make the best of it."
Starting round two Feinberg was in P2 but would lose a position in lap one and have to work his way back to the front. Feinberg began to make up time on the rest of the field lap after lap ultimately catching up the race leaders. In lap nine Feinberg made a great pass on the inside of turn two to regain his starting position. With one lap to go Feinberg was right behind Goring and would again make a move taking the inside line but was unfortunately blocked out by the race leader. The number 7 car would settle for another second place victory behind Jonathan Goring.
"I ran as hard as I could in the second race; my team was able to make the car more drivable today after some minor adjustments in set up. After the second re-start I was able to really carry some good speed through the corners and the time just kept dropping."
The next stop on the IMSA Lites Series presented by Hankook is scheduled at Miller Motorsports Park in Salt Lake City, Utah May 17-18 where Feinberg will continue his effort to secure a season championship.
In addition to IMSA Lites, Feinberg is the team owner and driver for Primetime Race Group competing in the GT2 class in the American Le Mans Series. Feinberg and teammate, Chris Hall will be driving the only Dodge Viper in the ALMS on Saturday, March 15, 2008 in the 12 Hours of Sebring.