3R-Racing Finishes Sixth, Tenth and Nineteenth at Mosport Bowmanville, Canada - 3R-Racing drivers Tommy Archer, Tim Wiens and Phil McClure finished in sixth, tenth and nineteenth respectively today to close out the two race SCCA Pro Racing World...
3R-Racing Finishes Sixth, Tenth and Nineteenth at Mosport
Bowmanville, Canada - 3R-Racing drivers Tommy Archer, Tim Wiens and Phil McClure finished in sixth, tenth and nineteenth respectively today to close out the two race SCCA Pro Racing World Challenge GT series weekend at Mosport International Raceway.
Qualifying was held this morning at 9:00 a.m. and saw Tommy Archer post a time of 1:24.287 and a speed of 105 mph good for an eleventh place starting position. Phil McClure qualified sixth with a time of 1:23.436; however the team decided to change the motor which relegated the Floris, Iowa driver to 21st on the starting grid. Tim Wiens qualified his Viper in thirteenth position with a time of 1:24.713.
Archer, driving the number 22/c3controls/ Whelen Engineering/3R Viper, was able to get a great start passing seven cars on the first lap to move-up to fifth place. "I really got a good start. The car was washing out a little in the front going into the turns. The weight on the car really affects the transition from turn in to apex. It was a good day, I retained the points lead and don't have to add any more weight for Road America."
Viper teammate Tim Wiens, driving the number 33/1st Interstate Inns/3R Viper, finished in tenth after several dramatic moments on the track. "I was dicing with the Porsche and we touched in turn eleven and then almost again as we were drag racing to turn one. The car started to come in as we burned off some the fuel, but then the track became a little slick. On the last lap in the last turn the Corvette in front of me decided to spin, so that created a little drama to the checkered flag."
Phil McClure, piloting the number 73/Aggregate Industries/3R Corvette, started from the last row. By the thirteenth lap McClure had moved up over 10 places before his motor let go. "The car was really strong! I was moving through the field and making my way to the front. On the second lap of the yellow period, the car filled with smoke on the back straight and then it went away. The next lap it was over the car just stopped. Fun while it lasted."
Archer comes away from the double race weekend still leading the overall driver's standings with a two point margin to his second place pursuer.
The first race will be run this afternoon and the second on Sunday, August 8. The races will be televised on Speed Channel on August 15 at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Eastern time.
The next race on the World Challenge Speed GT schedule is August 20th at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin