Caddell takes Ford Racing Mustang Challenge Pole at Road Atlanta Etches his name in series' history with inaugural pole position Braselton, GA (2 May 2008) -- Andrew Caddell made a little bit of Ford Racing history on Friday as the Washington...
Caddell takes Ford Racing Mustang Challenge Pole at Road Atlanta
Etches his name in series' history with inaugural pole position
Braselton, GA (2 May 2008) -- Andrew Caddell made a little bit of Ford Racing history on Friday as the Washington state native scored the first-ever pole in Ford Racing Mustang Challenge for the Miller Cup competition with a fast lap time of 1:36.112-seconds at Road Atlanta. Tucson, Arizona resident Jamie Slone will start Saturday's 45-minute sprint race alongside Caddell on the front row after setting a fast time of 1:36.637-seconds.
Caddell, who was the runner-up in the 2007 SCCA Mazda MX-5 championship, is hoping to get his 2008 season off to a fast start.
"The car was great-a little loose in some places, but TC Motorsports gave me a great car," said Caddell. "I made a couple of mistakes on my fastest lap, so I think we could have gone a little bit quicker, but its great to start this race from pole. I'm not sure what to expect tomorrow, as I haven't raced with most of these guys, but hopefully we can get a clean start and can stay up front."
While the race marks Caddell's first Mustang run, his front-row partner Slone has some experience to fall back on with his previous Mustang racing exploits in Grand-Am KONI Challenge competition.
"I feel great-I have a great driver coach, a great team behind me with Rehagan Racing, and great sponsors with GoPro and Molecule, so I just can't wait for the race," said Slone. "For me it is all about the improvement I am making, and with how well things have gone this weekend, I'm hoping to be pretty competitive tomorrow."
The inaugural Ford Racing Mustang Challenge for the Miller Cup race is scheduled to see the green flag, waved by special Ford Racing guest 1989 Trans-Am Champion Dorsey Schroeder, at 2:15 PM ET.
NOTE: Live timing and scoring will be available at www.mustangchallenge.com.