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Race Served as Test for 12 Hours of Sebring Mishael Abbott Finishes First Among DP-02 Cars at Sebring INDIANAPOLIS (January 10, 2007) -- Mishael Abbott started off the 2007 season just the way she wanted in her B-K Motorsports, Elan DP-02 ...

Race Served as Test for 12 Hours of Sebring
Mishael Abbott Finishes First Among DP-02 Cars at Sebring

INDIANAPOLIS (January 10, 2007) -- Mishael Abbott started off the 2007 season just the way she wanted in her B-K Motorsports, Elan DP-02 powered by Mazda. Mishael finished first among the IMSA Lites 1 class cars at Sebring International Raceway's 3.6-mile long-track during the SCCA Central Florida Region Winter Vacation Nationals on Sunday.

Mishael Abbott used the SCCA race weekend to test and set up her new Mazda powered Elan DP-02 in preparation for her debut during the 12 hours of Sebring, March 14-17, as the 2007 IMSA Lites season kicks off.

"It was a really good weekend for my first race in this car," said Mishael Abbott. "My Team Manager, Marcus Haselgrove, and the rest of the B-K Motorsports team did an awesome job. I learned a lot this weekend, plus we had a great result."

"This was a good outing for B-K and Mishael," said Marcus Haselgrove. "We ran through a lot of setups, implemented new staff into the team, and ended up being the first IMSA Lites car in the race. Everybody worked really hard and I think the results show."

Mishael plans to schedule another SCCA National event weekend in February to get more seat time in preparation for the beginning of the IMSA Lites season.

"There is still more that I can get out of the car," Mishael said. "With some additional practice time and working hard with the team to further develop my skills, I am confident we'll be going much faster in March."

Mishael Abbott is pursuing her formal education at the University of Indianapolis working on a sports management degree.

-credit: mishaelabbott.com

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