TEAM WOODHOUSE COLLECTS FOUR MORE TOP TENS AT MOSPORT Mosport, Canada (May 23, 2010)- Jeff Courtney drove the No. 99 Kenda Tires/Woodhouse/Dodge/Viper Competition Coupe to two top-ten finishes this weekend at Round Four and Round Five of the...
TEAM WOODHOUSE COLLECTS FOUR MORE TOP TENS AT MOSPORT
Mosport, Canada (May 23, 2010)- Jeff Courtney drove the No. 99 Kenda Tires/Woodhouse/Dodge/Viper Competition Coupe to two top-ten finishes this weekend at Round Four and Round Five of the 2010 World Challenge GT season. Courtney finished in 6th place and 7th respectively. With these finishes, Courtney stands in 9th place in the drivers' points race. Teammate Kuno Wittmer, driver of the No. 13 Woodhouse Performance/Dodge/Viper Competition Coupe also turned in good results, coming in 2nd and 4th in rounds four and five, respectively. Wittmer is currently in second place in the drivers' point race.
"It felt really good being back on home soil," said Canadian native Wittmer. "This track has such legendary traits, it's always a blast to drive fast-the faster we go, the bigger my smile gets!"
"It was a busy weekend with a packed schedule," said Courtney. "The entire team really worked hard to put two excellent cars on the track. On test day, we felt as though we had the cars to beat. Then in qualifying, as well as the race, things didn't work out as planned."
Wittmer battled with Randy Pobst in the No. 6 Volvo for the checkered flag on Saturday. "Randy set a blistering pace during the race, but my Woodhouse Performance prepared Dodge Motorsports Viper was reeling him in," said Wittmer. "In the last 10 laps my power steering pump broke, forcing me to use much greater physical force than normal. Still, a 2nd place finish feels really good! Two podiums in four races!"
The double-header was a widely anticipated battle in the Sports Car Wars and things on the track heated up fast. "I had expected traffic to be a major factor on the street courses of St. Petersburg and Long Beach and I was surprised that traffic was much more of an issue here at Mosport," said Courtney. The speed differential between the various classes has provided opportunities for some drivers, struggles for others, and has certainly made racing action exciting for spectators. "It definitely makes it interesting!" said Courtney.
Courtney and Wittmer are steadily racking up points, both in the drivers' points race and in the manufacturers' points race. Dodge is currently sitting in the number three spot with 26 points, just two points behind Porsche and nine behind Volvo.
"I feel very positive about our team right now and I expect that we will continue to improve throughout the season," said Courtney.
Watch the Mosport double header on VERSUS July 31, 2010, 3pm-5pm (EST). Don't forget to follow all the racing action at www.world-challenge.com.