Washington DC: Paul Fix race report

Paul Fix beats the heats to take the Hard Charger and 9th place at DC Grand Prix. Washington, DC (July 20, 2002) - With cockpit temperatures over 150 degrees mixed with a new road course, there were many challenges. Beating the heat is a real...

Paul Fix beats the heats to take the Hard Charger and 9th place at DC Grand Prix.

Washington, DC (July 20, 2002) - With cockpit temperatures over 150 degrees mixed with a new road course, there were many challenges. Beating the heat is a real challenge and Paul and his team were able to overcome these obstacles. Paul Fix started 21st due to mechanical problems, as the green flag dropped Paul made quick work of the field and worked his way up to 9th place before the 61 lap race ended. This earns Paul his 3rd MSD Hard Charger Award, and moves him even higher in the BF Goodrich Cup championship drivers points.

Race quotes:
Paul Fix -"I knew it was going to be hot, and the brakes and tires were going to be compromised." "The BF Goodrich Tires were great throughout the race." "We knew that we weren't the fastest car, but I knew that consistency would be the key to our success, by running a good consistent pace we were able to overcome the issues." "I love the track, it was a great layout, the surface was consistent." "I look forward to coming back to DC next year."

The next race is Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres, Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada, August 1-4 and will air on the Speed Channel on 8/4/02 at 2:30PM ET.

There was great coverage of Paul's new associate sponsors Hotel Rouge, the Rouge is part of the Kimpton Group Hotels which also owns the Topaz and Hotel Monaco and Bertucci's Brick Oven Pizza which is located in Dupont Circle, both are in DC.

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Series Trans-Am
Drivers Paul Fix