RACE: National Runoffs: Toby Grahovec race report

Toby Grahovec Captures First Career SCCA National Championship Mansfield, OH (September 25, 2005) Toby Grahovec captured his first Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) National Championship with a flag to flag victory on Friday at the Mid...

Toby Grahovec Captures First Career SCCA National Championship

Mansfield, OH (September 25, 2005) Toby Grahovec captured his first Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) National Championship with a flag to flag victory on Friday at the Mid Ohio Sports Car Course. Grahovec led a 36-car Showroom Stock B (SSB) field from Pole Position and was never challenged for the lead. The only challenge of the week happened in the post race technical inspection, but the Classic BMW team was cleared upon further review. Although this was the first SCCA National Championship Runoffs victory for the Palos Park, IL native, it was the second consecutive SSB win for the BMW Z4. Grahovec's winning effort will be broadcast on the Speed Channel on November 20, 2005 at 1:00pm(EST).

"To win my first National Championship in the last Runoffs at Mid Ohio is really special," said Grahovec. "I can't thank Eric Maas and the team from Classic BMW enough for putting this effort together. My Paw Power Z4 was awesome. Tom Bull and Brad Hamilton came up from Texas to work on the car and were amazing. The car doesn't even have a scratch on it. I can't wait to do this again!"

Grahovec's race winning "Paw Power" BMW Z4 is owned and prepared by Classic BMW ( www.ClassicBMW.com). Classic BMW and their sponsors: Comcast Spotlight, English Color and Supply, and Reynolds & Reynolds utilize the racing effort in support of the Southeastern Guide Dogs, Inc. Additional support comes from Hoosier Racing Tires, Red Line Oil, RealTime Racing, Sky-Tek, King Motorsports, Trackside Communications, and IMAGE Sports Marketing and Management. Grahovec has a personal website at www.TobyGrahovec.com.

Grahovec also made his oval racing debut over the weekend at the Sandusky (Ohio) Speedway in the ShortTrackTrucks.com Challenge Series. Grahovec completed the race with a 6th place finish.

About Classic BMW: Based in Richardson, Texas, Classic BMW was founded in 1971. Today the dealership is one of the largest BMW dealers in the United States, and their campus occupies nearly four city-blocks. President Eric Maas is a two time Dallas Auto Show Chairman and former Chairman of the New Car Dealers Association of Dallas. For more information on Classic BMW and their proud support of the Southeastern Guide Dogs, Inc, please contact Kris Harris at 972-918-1129.

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Series SCCA
Drivers Toby Grahovec
Teams RealTime Racing