GURNEY FINISHES 13TH AT WATKINS GLEN WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (June 28, 1998) - Team KOOL Green driver Alex Gurney enjoyed a spirited race, but could only improve one position to finish 13th in today's 40-minute Barber Dodge Pro Series contest at ...
GURNEY FINISHES 13TH AT WATKINS GLEN
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (June 28, 1998) - Team KOOL Green driver Alex Gurney enjoyed a spirited race, but could only improve one position to finish 13th in today's 40-minute Barber Dodge Pro Series contest at Watkins Glen International.
The Team Green Academy Class of '97/'98 grad started 14th and had what he considered his most exciting race of the season, as he ran side-by-side in the corners and exchanged passes with several drivers around him.
Jeff Simmons started on the pole and led flag-to-flag to win his second consecutive race. Nilton Rossoni and Rocky Moran, Jr. finished second and third to complete the podium.
With back-to-back wins at Detroit and Watkins Glen, Simmons moves to third in season point standings, despite missing the championship's first round at Sebring. Thomas Schie's sixth-place finish today gives him a one point lead over Todd Snyder, who finished 10th, after four of 12-races in the $1.1 million championship.
The first ESPN2 broadcast of today's race from Watkins Glen is slated for Sunday, July 12, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern. The next round of the Barber Dodge Pro Series is set for July 12, at Cleveland's Burke Lakefront Airport.
ALEX GURNEY, #27 Team KOOL Green Reynard Dodge: "It was a pretty exciting race. A lot of the time we were four and five wide. I must have passed four or five guys at different times, but then they'd pass me back and we changed positions back and forth through pretty much the whole race. I had a little problem through the esses and I'm not sure if I had a gear problem or what because a couple of times other cars got by me there without much trouble. And we were concerned about the car being too loose so we made some changes, and went a little too far in the other direction. I think it's really important to qualify higher, because once you're in the pack everyone's going about the same speed, so it's hard to move up. But I got some really good racing in and definitely got a lot of experience racing in traffic."