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Mosport: SpeedSport preview

SpeedSport carries momentum into Mosport Sugar Hill, Ga (May 12, 2003) - Coming off of a great showing at Sebring to jumpstart their racing program highlighted by a terrific third-place finish by Roger Foo and the B&M Holeshot Award by Robert ...

SpeedSport carries momentum into Mosport

Sugar Hill, Ga (May 12, 2003) - Coming off of a great showing at Sebring to jumpstart their racing program highlighted by a terrific third-place finish by Roger Foo and the B&M Holeshot Award by Robert Baxter, the SpeedSport team looks to carry that momentum into Round Two at the 2.45 mile, 10-turn Mosport circuit in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada the weekend of May 16-18.

In 2002 Baxter earned one of his best season finishes at the Mosport circuit with a 10th place at the first race, but bad luck and first year teething problems resulted in a disappointing 30th at the second visit to the track. "The first Mosport race went very well for us after we dialed in the handling and now with a season under our belts, we know the Mazda Protege real well so there is no reason for us to have to chase anything other than our competitors when we get there," said Baxter, driver of #86. "Our Protege's are pretty well suited to Mosport with the top end speed these cars have, but already we know it is going to be hard to keep up with the BMWs. Still, I love going to Mosport because the Canadian people are enthusiastic racing fans and the track is my favorite one on the World Challenge schedule."

Foo's 2002 Mosport experience was the opposite of Baxter where a blown engine at the first race sidelined his car early placing him far down the finishing order in 44th, but nearly cracked the top-10 with a 13th place finish the second time around. Foo credits his new #88 Protege sedan with its predictable handling for a strong showing Sebring and knows this will be an important part of the program at Mosport. "Set-up will be very important," said Foo. "The car will have to be able to rotate in the slow corners and be very comfortable in the high-speed corners. It is a fast track and we are going to have to be on our game."

"There is not going to be a lot of room for error," adds Mike Fine, crewchief for Baxter. "The high-speed, the undulation of the track and off-camber corners - especially Turn Two - is really going to make it necessary for driver finesse."

Following Mosport, SpeedSport travels to Lime Rock Park in Lime Rock, CT for Round Three the weekend of May-23-26.

Based in Sugar Hill, GA, SpeedSport is sponsored by Mazda, H&R Special Springs, Advanced Clutch Technology, BBs wheels, StopTech, Cobalt Friction, Moton Shocks and LTB Motorsports.

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Drivers Robert Baxter , Roger Foo