Portland, Oregon - Tommy Archer and the Cinjo Racing team hope to carry the momentum of their win in Portland two weeks ago into round seven of the SCCA Pro Racing Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich Cup at Road America. Still sore from a testing...
Portland, Oregon - Tommy Archer and the Cinjo Racing team hope to carry the momentum of their win in Portland two weeks ago into round seven of the SCCA Pro Racing Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich Cup at Road America.
Still sore from a testing accident, Archer is anxious to run the Viper at the 4.04-mile, 14-turn Road America circuit. "I am looking forward to it. It is kind of my home track. The track is fun; there are lots of fast turns. We have good horsepower now compared to where we were at the beginning of the year. The momentum from our Portland win is great. I think it is an extension of the team's hard work; we were ready for it. I will be feeling better for Road America, so it should be great."
With the win at Portland, Archer has moved up two places to fourth in the Trans-Am driver's point standings. "Without some help it will be tough to win the championship. I think we have some good performances left and I like the tracks that remain, but Paul has been very consistent," said Archer.
"We are coming up to some tracks that Tommy has been very competitive at in the past. The win at Portland was what the team needed to justify the hard work of developing a new car. There is no doubt we have a few more goals left, and we are still in a development mode with the Dodge Viper," said Joe Tranchida, owner Cinjo Racing.
The Road America race will be televised on Speedvision on Saturday, Aug. 25, at 2:00 p.m. EDT.
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