Trans-Am Iron Man Boris Said Ready To Do the Triple at Infineon SONOMA, Calif. (June 25, 2004) -- 2002 Motorock Trans-Am Series champion Boris Said will drive more than 700 racing miles during his driving duties this weekend at Infineon Raceway.
Trans-Am Iron Man Boris Said Ready To Do the Triple at Infineon
SONOMA, Calif. (June 25, 2004) -- 2002 Motorock Trans-Am Series champion Boris Said will drive more than 700 racing miles during his driving duties this weekend at Infineon Raceway. Said, driver of the No. 33 Applied Computer Solutions/GE Access Ford Mustang in the Trans-Am Series, is racing in all three scheduled major events--Saturday's NASCAR Autozone Southwest Tour event; as well as the Nextel Cup Series and Trans-Am Series events on Sunday.
Said started his weekend on a high note, winning the pole for the Southwest Tour event before qualifying 19th for Sunday's Nextel Cup race.
"I have run several races in one weekend and have had good results," said Said, who finished third in the Trans-Am season opener at Long Beach and returns to Trans-Am competition after a one-race hiatus. "The real challenge for this weekend will be changing from car to car for every hot session on the track. Each of the cars is very different. It's just like having three different girlfriends. They all have special needs and you have to be responsive to each.
"Each of the teams are very experienced," added Said, "and that will help immensely.
"This will be a tough weekend, though," concluded Said, who finished second in last year's Trans-Am race here. "I ran the 24 Hours of Nurburgring in Germany a couple weeks ago and this weekend will be tougher than that."
2003 Trans-Am Series Drivers' Champion Scott Pruett will join Said in the Nextel Cup race Sunday, starting sixth. Pruett, who won the Trans-Am race here last year in the No. 7 Jaguar R Performance XKR, will compete in this weekend's Nextel Cup race in a Dodge Intrepid R/T fielded by Chip Ganassi Racing. Robby Gordon, who won in his sole Trans-Am start in 1992 at Long Beach in a Roush Racing Ford Mustang, will roll off 24th in Sunday's NASCAR run.
The Motorock Trans-Am Series kicks off its weekend's festivities tomorrow with a half-hour practice session, scheduled for 8 a.m. The Trans-Am cars will again hit the track at 10:25 a.m. for second-round practice, followed by qualifying at 3:30 p.m.
This year's Infineon race in California's wine country will mark the third round of the 2004 Trans-Am season. The Trans-Am 100, part of Infineon Raceway's NASCAR weekend, is scheduled to start at approximately 4:15 p.m. on Sunday, June 27, immediately following the Nextel Cup Series race.
The Motorock Trans-Am Series features closed-fendered, production-based, V-8-powered sports cars, competing on permanent road courses, and temporary street and airport circuits throughout North America. The Trans-Am Series is America's oldest continuously running road racing series and celebrates its 39th year of competition in 2004.