More than 50 BMWs at the Circuit Mont-Tremblant Mont-Tremblant, July 27 2003 -- This weekend, along with the Formula Libre Class and the Production Class, there was over 50 BMWs racing under the aegis of BMW CCA (Car Club of America). The...
More than 50 BMWs at the Circuit Mont-Tremblant
Mont-Tremblant, July 27 2003 -- This weekend, along with the Formula Libre Class and the Production Class, there was over 50 BMWs racing under the aegis of BMW CCA (Car Club of America). The drivers who came from as far as California were enthusiastic about the Circuit. Most of them were from the U.S. as our own drivers were getting ready for next weekend's Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières. More and more Americans have become aware of the major renovations at Circuit Mont-Tremblant. The fruits of the track's promotional efforts were in evidence this weekend, and comments from a number of drivers indicated that the Circuit Mont-Tremblant is one of the most popular tracks in North America.
Pennsylvanian Jeffery Segal won 2 BMW races, followed closely by American Jeff Wagner and Canadian Bob Munro, while Californian Scott T. Smith, at the wheel of an E30 M3, took the 3rd and 4th races (Grand Finale).
BMW Class winners:
1st Scott T. Smith 1:46.656
2nd Jeffrey Segal 1:46.881
3rd Bob Munro 1:47.717
The President of the BMW Club of Canada, Phil Abrami, Concordia University professor, driving instructor and accomplished racing driver, was also at the Circuit Mont-Tremblant this weekend. He competed on Saturday and Sunday at the wheel of a BMW E30 M3 and ranked 17th. Abrami shared his impressions with us:
"Our members were very happy to be involved this weekend, which was actually the most important of the North American series of over 50 races. Besides the track itself, definitely one of the most challenging in North America, the drivers had to contend with Mother Nature-- Fortunately Saturday's rain gave way to brilliant sunshine on Sunday, and our members will go home eager to return next season. This is our seventh time at the Circuit since the renovations of 2000, and we are proud to have been the first club to use the exceptional new facilities."
Formula Libre Class winners:
1st Lee Racicot 1:55.726
2nd Jean-Guy Fournier 1:55.607
3rd Drew Wilcock 1:55.223
Production Class winners:
1st Jacques Villeneuve 1:43.580
2nd Paul Machant 1:47.665
3rd Drew Wilcock 1:54.176