3R Racing Finishes Ninth and Twelfth at Lime Rock Park Lime Rock, Connecticut -- 3R Racing drivers Tommy Archer and Tim Wiens raced their 3R Vipers to a ninth and twelfth place finish today at Lime Rock Park in the 50-minute SCCA Pro Racing...
3R Racing Finishes Ninth and Twelfth at Lime Rock Park
Lime Rock, Connecticut -- 3R Racing drivers Tommy Archer and Tim Wiens raced their 3R Vipers to a ninth and twelfth place finish today at Lime Rock Park in the 50-minute SCCA Pro Racing Speed World Challenge GT series race.
Both Tim and Tommy endured a spin and recovery to complete the race. The event witnessed two caution periods equaling nine laps, abbreviating the time that the 3R pilots had to come back from their off track excursions.
Archer, driver of the number 1/c3controls/3R Viper, had a difficult start being held up by a stalled Volvo and then was punted out of sixth place by a Corvette. "The start was not so good, the Volvo stalled in front of me and then I had to hesitate as the Cadillac negotiated around him. On the first restart I had a good run up the inside into one and was able to improve a few positions. Then on lap 34, I was going into one and was hit by a Corvette and spun putting me back to ninth. It was tough; he wasn't even close to completing the pass."
Wiens had a similar story regarding his race. The Englewood, Colorado resident had a good start and was running up toward the top ten when oil laid down from a stricken Volvo in turn one and two caught him out sending him into the Connecticut country side.
"I had a good start; I was heading into the top ten taking every advantage to move up. The car was good all race and the field was coming to me. On lap eleven, I hit the oil slick in one and two and became a passenger. I was able to recover, but ran out of laps trying to get my positions back."
Today's race will be televised at 5:00 p.m. EST time this evening.
Round seven of the SCCA Pro Racing World Challenge GT series will be run at Sears Point on July 17th.