Grand Sport Racing has recruited 1999 Speedvision World Challenge GT Champion Bobby Archer to drive the ...
Grand Sport Racing has recruited 1999 Speedvision World Challenge GT Champion Bobby Archer to drive the #08 Grand Sport Racing/KB Enterprises Corvette C5 at Mosport. Bobby will be seeking his third consecutive SVWC GT win at the legendary Canadian track during Round Three of the 2001 Speedvision World Challenge series, May 20.
While the Archer name is frequently associated with his success in the Viper, he is no stranger to victory in Corvettes at Mosport. He recorded back-to-back endurance wins there in 1986 and 1987 in his Corvette on his way to winning the championships. He has won more races in Corvettes than any other single car make, 14 in all.
"It going to be good to be back," said Archer. "I am very fond of Mosport. Its not only a great circuit, but the fans are terrific. This effort is a very positive thing. It is very much a group effort for both Grand Sport Racing and Bobby Archer Motorsports. The fact that we are both based out of Texas gives us the opportunity to do a lot of testing. So far its been very pleasant and very productive. I am cautiously optimistic that we can be competitive."
Grand Sport Racing Team manager Terry Lackey is very pleased with the new association.
"Bobby Archer is an extremely talented and accomplished driver," explained Lackey. "Bobby adds depth and breadth to our program. His input will be extremely valuable to both our technical staff and to his teammate Bobby Sak who is driving the #04 car for us this season."
Bobby Archer plans to continue to campaign a T1 class Viper in SCCA Club Racing competition. He recently signed Super Clubs as a marketing partner for that program. Super Club's owns and operates a popular chain of all-inclusive Caribbean resorts.
"By driving for Grand Sport Racing, it gives me an opportunity to provide added value to our current sponsors, Red Line Oil, ForgeLine Wheels and Cyclo. It is also a chance to expose a new sponsor to benefit of the Speedvision World Challenge Championship Series," stated Archer.
Grand Sport Racing Team Owner Kelly Bradley admits that the team is already having fun with the alliance.
"Having two team drivers named Bobby will present some communication snags," grinned Kelly. "Other teams have ribbed us about our criteria for driving for Grand Sport Racing. They've said that to drive for Grand Sport, you either have to be from Texas or be named Bobby. Well, in Archer's case, we get both."