Archer returns to Viper at Portland

Clinton Township, Mich. - Tommy Archer will return to the controls of the number 36 Cinjo Racing/Motorcity True Performance Viper at the Tommy Bahama 125 Trans-Am race at Portland International Raceway. Archer is recovering from injuries he ...

Clinton Township, Mich. - Tommy Archer will return to the controls of the number 36 Cinjo Racing/Motorcity True Performance Viper at the Tommy Bahama 125 Trans-Am race at Portland International Raceway. Archer is recovering from injuries he sustained in a testing accident three weeks ago.

Although still a little sore, Archer is poised to return. "I am little bit stiff still, but I feel better every day. My ribs are still a little tender, but once I get behind the wheel I will forget all about it. It was tough to watch the race at Sears from home," said Archer.

The 1.94-mile, 12-turn Portland International Raceway is the opposite of Sears Point. "Portland is a track that you have to be on the money there, it is short with not many turns so there is little room for error to make good lap times. It is a high speed track that puts a premium on horsepower," commented Archer.

Archer is currently sits in sixth place in the series driver's points standings. "Being 58 points out of the lead is not insurmountable. We need to have five really good races and have some bad luck happen to the guys in front of us. It would also be nice to win a race or two this year. We have had a couple of instances that haven't helped our situation like me getting hurt," continued Archer.

"At the halfway point of the season we are sixth in points, which is pretty good considering we lost Tommy for Sears Point. We can still have a very successful season with some good runs and good luck. The team is behind Tommy 100%," said Joe Tranchida, owner, Cinjo Racing.

The Portland race will be televised live on Speedvision, August 4 at 4:00 p.m. EDT.

Trans-Am Points Standings: 1. Paul Gentilozzi Jaguar 164 2. Brian Simo Jaguar 148 3. Johnny Miller Jaguar 147 4. Lou Gigliotti Corvette 115 5. Michael Lewis Jaguar 107 6. Tommy Archer Viper 106 7. Justin Bell Corvette 92 8. Boris Said Mustang 89 9. Tommy Drissi Jaguar 83 10. Bob Ruman Corvette 77

Cinjo Racing Season At-A-Glance:
Sebring Qualify sixth Finish fifth
Long Beach Quality sixth Finish fourth
Mosport Qualify third Finish second,
new track record Detroit Qualify second Finish nineteenth, axle failure
Cleveland Qualify fifth Finish fourth
Sears Point Qualify eighth - Anthony Lazzaro Finish fourth - Anthony Lazzaro

-Cinjo Racing

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Series SCCA , Trans-Am
Drivers Boris Said , Brian Simo , Tommy Archer , Anthony Lazzaro , Justin Bell , Paul Gentilozzi , Johnny Miller , Lou Gigliotti , Michael Lewis