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BimmerWorld Team Upbeat And Optimistic Heading To Road Atlanta BimmerWorld drivers, James Clay, Seth Thomas and Steve Bassen head to Road Atlanta this week with a "home-court" sense of optimism as the SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge Series...

BimmerWorld Team Upbeat And Optimistic Heading To Road Atlanta

BimmerWorld drivers, James Clay, Seth Thomas and Steve Bassen head to Road Atlanta this week with a "home-court" sense of optimism as the SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge Series takes to the legendary sports car course for Round 9 of the 10 race championship. The SPEED World Challenge Series will join the American Le Mans Series as part of the 9th annual running of the Petit Le Mans weekend.

"Road Atlanta is our home track in the series," said James Clay, BimmerWorld owner and driver of the No. 36 BimmerWorld BMW 325i. "I always look forward to going there. We ran strong there at the April race back in 2005, and were the highest finishing BMW taking the 6th spot. Seth has held the track record at Road Atlanta in the past and we are typically top 5 finishers there. I think we can do even better with the new cars."

"Additionally," Clay continued, "the BimmerWorld guys have been hard at work in the couple of weeks between races developing the package. Last month at Mosport I had my first complete race finish in the new E90 chassis so I think our reliability issues with the new car are coming under control. I feel pretty confident and I'm looking forward to a strong showing... plus I know we are due a little luck!"

Seth Thomas always enjoys his visits to Road Atlanta.

"This is the best track we go to all year," declared Seth Thomas, No. 38 BimmerWorld BMW 325i. But maybe my perception is a little blurred given the fact I can sleep in my own bed for this one. Seriously though, I have had great success here over the years."

"I really do believe this will be the turning point of the season for the BimmerWorld team," added Seth. "We have fast cars, at a track we know well and have tested at on numerous occasions. I think we'll be running up at the front and have all the ingredients for making this a successful weekend."

Joining the team this weekend will be Steve Bassen for his SPEED World Challenge driving debut.

"Steve Bassen, owner of Bassen Auto Body who keeps our cars straight and looking good, will be with us in the No. 39 BimmerWorld BMW this weekend," said James Clay. "Steve is an accomplished BMW racer and I look forward to getting him involved in some of the rubbing, not just the repair!"

"I am really looking forward to being a part of the Bimmerworld Racing team," said Bassen. "Having James and Seth as teammates for my World Challenge debut will be a huge asset. I've worked with the BimmerWorld crew for several years so I know that they have a well developed car with a proven set up."

"Road Atlanta always has been one of my favorite tracks," added Steve. "I'm hoping I have a great showing for myself and for the BimmerWorld team."

"I am glad that Steve is going to join us for his World Challenge debut," added Seth Thomas. "He is the man when it comes to helping us get our cars looking good after every race. Now he'll get to be part of the action he sees on TV.... and on our cars when we bring them back to him. It will be a lot of fun having him on board."

-credit: www.BimmerWorldRacing.com

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Drivers James Clay , Seth Thomas , Steve Bassen