Craig Stanton Looks To Extend Florida Hot Streak HOMESTEAD, FLA., March 27, 2004 - Long Beach, California's Craig Stanton returns to Florida this weekend for Sunday's Grand-Am Cup 250 on a career hot streak. The west coast driver seems to have...
Craig Stanton Looks To Extend Florida Hot Streak
HOMESTEAD, FLA., March 27, 2004 - Long Beach, California's Craig Stanton returns to Florida this weekend for Sunday's Grand-Am Cup 250 on a career hot streak. The west coast driver seems to have found a special fondness for the east coast this year. Since the opening race of the 2004 season, Stanton has run four events in Florida taking his first career Grand-Am Cup victory, the Daytona 250 at Daytona International Speedway (DIS), driving with Terry Borcheller. Following the Grand-Am Cup win, he took a top-ten in SGS class in the Rolex 24 at Daytona with David Murry and Tim Sugden. He then traveled south to Homestead-Miami Speedway (HMS) in late February to take the SGS class win in the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series driving the AASCO Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 Cup entry with Murry. Murry and Stanton then turned north again to take a podium finish racing the Petersen Motorsports/ White Lightning Racing Porsche 911 GT3 RS in the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.
Stanton will again join Borcheller, of Gainesville, Ga., this weekend piloting the Grand Sport (GS) class points leading No. 44 TheRaceSite.com Racing Porsche 996. The Miami 250 is a three-hour or 250 mile race around the 2.3 mile, 11-turn HMS facility to be held at 12:30 pm (PST) on Sunday, March 30. The race will mark Stanton's last in Florida until the Rolex Series returns to HMS in September.
Craig Stanton: "I'm looking forward to getting back in TheRaceSite.com Porsche with Terry and the Nonnamakers. They have done a few upgrades to the equipment. This team is going to be pretty seamless. The Nonnamakers are serious about this year and Terry and I are too. So we are going to go into Homestead and drive as hard as we can. We have some tough competition in the Grand-Am Cup from the other Porsches but also from the new Cadillac and the BMWs. We worked hard for the win in Daytona and all the rest will be even tougher to get."
Since moving from moto-cross/super-cross to automobiles in 1986, Stanton has positioned himself as one of the premier drivers in sports car racing. A desire to win in all kinds of machines has led to drives in closed and open cockpit sports cars, sedans, NASCAR stock cars, open wheel formula cars and midgets and in off-road competition. He has won three championships and a Driver of the Year award in Sports Renault and is the 1997 Speedvision Cup Rising Star Award winner. Stanton began competing in the top echelon of sports car racing in 1999 and has class wins in both the Grand-Am and ALMS. He takes his fitness training very seriously with the goal of being the fittest race driver in the world and has competed in 27 triathlons in his career. For more on Craig Stanton please visit www.craigstanton.com. For more on TheRaceSite.com Racing team, please visit www.theracesiteracing.com. For more on AASCO Motorsports' Rolex Series effort, please visit www.aascomotorsports.com