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GT Champion Brandon Davis - Ford interview 2009-10-14

This Week in Ford Racing October 14, 2009 On Sunday, Brandon Davis, driver of the No. 10 Ford Mustang GT, captured his first SCCA Speed World Challenge GT Championship. Davis talks about what the win means to him, and his plans for the ...

This Week in Ford Racing
October 14, 2009

On Sunday, Brandon Davis, driver of the No. 10 Ford Mustang GT, captured his first SCCA Speed World Challenge GT Championship. Davis talks about what the win means to him, and his plans for the off-season.

BRANDON DAVIS - No. 10 Ford Mustang GT

HOW DID IT FEEL TO TAKE HOME THE CHAMPIONSHIP ON SUNDAY?

"It's an absolutely amazing feeling. This was my first professional championship win. The way that we kind of put the team together, and the course of the season and how everything went, made it that much more special. I was able to race with my dad, drive a Mustang, which I've also loved, and finish out the year in California with Boris Said, as well as my father, on the track, I don't think you could really ask for anything better."

YOU STARTED FIRST ON SUNDAY EVEN THOUGH BORIS WON THE POLE. DID HIS POLE WIN COME INTO PLAY AS PART OF YOUR STRATEGY?

"It wasn't so much a strategy; I had some problems on Saturday. The way that the tires work in that series, the first lap is the best lap, and if you make a mistake on your first lap, you can try as hard as you want to for the rest of the session, but you're not going to go any faster. I actually made a mistake on my first lap and wasn't able to get the time I wanted, and Boris actually waited until a little bit later in the session and as he was going out, I was fourth and Tony Rivera, who was second in the championship, was on pole. You get 15 points for sitting on the pole and by Boris bumping him, he took away five points, which helped a lot. There's a rule in the series where we do a coin toss to decide the starting position for the top five from qualifying. Boris was able to somehow lose the coin toss, and since I started fifth on the grid I was able to start from the pole, which allowed me to go around and lead for the first couple laps, that helped me get another five points. It also allowed Boris to kind of cover my back as the race went on, which helped a lot and made it a lot easier to drive."

WHAT ARE YOU PLANNING TO DO IN BETWEEN NOW AND THE START OF NEXT SEASON?

"If we continue to go down the World Challenge path and do more road racing, there are a couple different times when things start. There's the 24 hours at Daytona, which starts around mid-February, so we will want to have some things in line before that if we decide to go down that road. For the SPEED World Challenge Series, the season starts in March, so definitely a lot of time off, a lot of time to think about it. Basically, the way I look at it, I'll drive anything as long as there is no conflict. Hopefully, we'll have some things going and I'll be able to do multiple series next year, if that's possible and see how that works out."

-credit: ford racing

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