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Morgan Scores Eighth at First Ever Trans-Am Series Event Elkhart Lake, WI - Rob Morgan driver of the ...

Morgan Scores Eighth at First Ever Trans-Am Series Event

Elkhart Lake, WI - Rob Morgan driver of the #46 Computer Doctor Chevrolet Camaro made his return to road racing for the first time since 1998 Saturday, driving in the Johnson Controls 100 at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.

Morgan, 27, drove the Victoria Motorsports owned Camaro to a solid eighth place finish in his first ever Trans-Am Series event. The rain shortened event marked Morgan's return to road racing, spending the '99 and '00 seasons driving in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series.

Morgan qualified in the 21st position for the Johnson Controls 100 after experiencing handling problems in the time trials session. Morgan used patience and experience to move through the field heavy rain and standing water plagued the 25-lap event.

"Our car was handling great," said Morgan. "I haven't raced in the rain in quite a while, but have had a good deal of experience with it in the past. The rain was coming down hard and it was very difficult to see, I was doing everything I could just to stay on the course. It was great to get back behind the wheel of a road racing car and this finish has left me excited about my future in this series."

While Morgan was battling the severe weather conditions in Elkhart Lake his Craftsman Truck Series team was busy threatening to win the Sears Craftsman 175 at the Chicago Motor Speedway. After starting in the seventh position the team used persistence and excellent pit work to vault them to a second place finish.

"It was a great day for the Victoria Motorsports team in Trans-Am and an even better day for the Morgan/Dollar Motorsports team in the Craftsman Truck Series," Morgan explained. "To be involved with the deal here and get my first top-10 and then see the team I'm part owner of finish second is special. I just hope we can repeat that process next weekend as the trucks head to Nazareth and Trans-Am to Mid-Ohio.

Morgan will make his second attempt in Trans-Am series this weekend (August 25) at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, OH. Morgan will again pilot the #46 Computer Doctor Chevrolet Camaro in the 45-lap (101.25-mile) event beginning at 4:15 EST. This past weekend's race in Elkhart Lake can be seen in its entirety on Speedvision, Saturday August 25th from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST.

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Series Trans-Am
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