Curran named to drive 2nd TeamRTR Nissan Sentra in World Challenge July 24, 2003 - Saukville, Wisconsin - Eric Curran, 28, of Chicopee, Mass., one of the nation's top up-and- coming road racers, will drive the second TeamRTR 2004 Nissan ...
Curran named to drive 2nd TeamRTR Nissan Sentra in World Challenge
July 24, 2003 - Saukville, Wisconsin - Eric Curran, 28, of Chicopee, Mass., one of the nation's top up-and- coming road racers, will drive the second TeamRTR 2004 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V in the SCCA SPEED World Challenge Touring Car Championship.
TeamRTR owner and lead driver Peter Cunningham said Curran will make his debut with the team Sunday, July 27, at Infineon Raceway near Sonoma, Calif., where round five of the Touring Car Championship will be held.
As the defending series driving champion, Cunningham's silver and black racer will carry the symbolic #1 plate; Curran's matching Sentra will be the #2 machine.
"This is only Eric's third year racing professionally," Cunningham said, "and he has already shown he can win races. We also feel he has the very important ability as a racer to 'feel' what his car is doing, thus be able to give our crew the proper feedback so they can make the right changes which will keep both his Nissan Sentra, and mine, in the front of the pack."
"World Challenge events are sprint races," Curran said, "and that's how I started in SCCA Improved Touring cars, then moving to faster ones. Being asked to drive with TeamRTR is a great opportunity for me.
"In the ten World Challenge races I've competed in, Peter has always been one of my competitors, so I've had a chance to observe how he and his team operates. I want to be part of a team which my competitors try hardest to beat."
Curran is the 1999 SCCA Runoffs National Champion in the American Sedan class, and that year's winner of the Jim Fitzgerald Rookie of the Year award. He has also raced in 13 Grand-American Road Racing Assn.-sanctioned events, winning the AGT class last year at Trois-Rivi