3R-Racing Going for Championship at Laguna Seca Englewood, Colorado - 3R-Racing drivers Tommy Archer, Phil McClure and Tim Wiens are classified in second, sixth and tenth in the SCCA Pro Racing World Challenge GT series going into the final...
3R-Racing Going for Championship at Laguna Seca
Englewood, Colorado - 3R-Racing drivers Tommy Archer, Phil McClure and Tim Wiens are classified in second, sixth and tenth in the SCCA Pro Racing World Challenge GT series going into the final race at Laguna Seca on October 17th.
Tommy Archer, driving the number 22/c3controls/ Whelen Engineering/3R Viper, will be competing for the driver's championship at Laguna Seca. Archer is only four points out of the series lead to Audi driver Michael Galati. Archer must finish four places ahead of Galati to take the title. "I really enjoy Laguna Seca. I have always qualified and finished well there in the past. The last time I was there in Trans-Am I was on pole. Even though there are mostly left hand turns, the infield has the two right handers that require a nicely balanced car. If you have a well balanced car the high and low speed turns blend together to make the track fun to drive. I won't change my approach even though the championship is on the line. I will drive smart and make sure we take advantage of every position offered in the race."
Phil McClure, piloting the number 73/Aggregate Industries/3R Corvette, is currently sixth in the driver standings. Last year McClure did not compete at Laguna as it followed his crash at Road America and he was not cleared to drive. In 2002 he finished his Corvette in thirteenth place. "I am hoping for a repeat of Sears Point where I was battling for the win. Laguna should be good for my Corvette. We have a lot of downforce and Laguna is mostly turns except for the front stretch. My favorite part of the track is the left hander coming up the hill to the Cork Screw. I also like the fast down hill turn nine after the Cork Screw."
Viper teammate Tim Wiens, driving the number 33/1st Interstate Inns/3R Viper, finished tenth at the Monterey circuit in 2003 driving a Porsche 911. Wearing his 3R team owner hat Wiens said, "we will be doing everything we can to help Tommy win the driver's championship. As far as my race I am looking forward to utilizing the power of the V10 Viper up the hill to the Cork Screw as well as up the hill on the main straight. I am going to focus on running in the top ten and remaining there in the final driver points standings."
Rob Foster, coming off a tough weekend at Road Atlanta, is anxious to get behind the wheel of his number 71/LTI Contracting/Foster Motorsports/3R-Viper at Laguna Seca. "I was at Laguna last week and was able to do a few laps in one of the Dodge school cars, so it won't be totally new to me on race weekend. I think it is going to be tight racing; all of the GT cars have nice horsepower so it should be very exciting. The Cork Screw is great, blind entry and then the floor drops out. I am looking forward to a better weekend than we had at Atlanta."
The race from Laguna Seca will be televised LIVE on Speed Channel Sunday, October 17th at 4:00 p.m. EDT.