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Laguna Seca: Galati unable to drive for RealTime Racing

Galati's "Day" Job Means No RealTime Ride, Dobson To Pilot No. 43 Acura MONTEREY, Calif. (Oct. 15, 2004) -- Michael Galati, of Olmsted, Ohio, was prepared to substitute in the No. 43 RealTime Racing Acura TSX this weekend in place of regular...

Galati's "Day" Job Means No RealTime Ride, Dobson To Pilot No. 43 Acura

MONTEREY, Calif. (Oct. 15, 2004) -- Michael Galati, of Olmsted, Ohio, was prepared to substitute in the No. 43 RealTime Racing Acura TSX this weekend in place of regular driver Matt Plumb, who has elected to stay home with his expecting wife. However, his SPEED GT efforts have taken priority, and former race winner and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca specialist Ken Dobson, of Carmel Valley, will now pilot the car.

Galati is attempting to win two Championships in SPEED GT; the Drivers' title and Manufacturers' Championship Presented by Racer Magazine for Audi. He currently leads Tommy Archer by four points coming into this weekend's finale, and Audi is tied with Cadillac at 48 points. Those two are Galati's priority, which means that he will be focusing solely on SPEED GT.

An SCCA SPEED Touring Car race winner at Mosport International Raceway in 2002, Dobson has a career-best finish of second at Laguna in 2001. Additionally, he has numerous Club Racing and Spec Miata wins at the circuit 15 minutes from his home. Dobson last ran in SPEED Touring Car earlier this year, subbing for Memo Gidley at Portland International Raceway. Dobson practiced and qualified the car, but had to sit out the race, when Gidley's attempt to run both a Champ Car in Vancouver and the SPEED Touring Car was successful.

The SCCA SPEED Touring Car Championship finale takes the standing start Sunday morning at 10:25 a.m. (Pacific). The race will air on SPEED Channel at 12:00 p.m. (Pacific).

-scca pro racing-

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Series PWC
Drivers Memo Gidley , Tommy Archer , Michael Galati , Ken Dobson , Matt Plumb
Teams RealTime Racing