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HOOSIER HEADS NORTH OF THE BORDER
WITH KONI CHALLENGE SERIES

6-16-08
Submitted By: Paula Nate
Lakeville, IN (June 16, 2008) – On an absolutely beautiful Saturday afternoon June 14, 2008, with a field of sixty five cars, twenty-nine Grand Sports (GS) and thirty-six Sports Touring (ST) taking to the 2.459 mile Mosport International Raceway track, Ontario, Canada. Scott Maxwell, Joe Foster and the No. 55 Hyper Sport Ford Mustang GT claimed the team’s second consecutive Grand-Am KONI Challenge Series Grand Sport victory.

On the race’s fourth and final restart, with nine minutes to go, Maxwell got a great jump on Hugh Plumb, and won by 3.013 seconds over Plumb’s No. 60 Rehagen Racing Ford Mustang GT. Maxwell had slipped past Hugh Plumb on Lap 66 – with just over 35 minutes remaining in the 82-lap, two-and-a-half hour race.

Plumb and Mike Canney followed up a strong Fresh From Florida 200 performance at Daytona International Speedway with a season-best second-place finish in the No. 60 Rehagen Racing Ford Mustang GT. Canney started 17th and ran near that position before handing the car off to Plumb on the first start.

Billy Johnson and Tom Milner filled out the race’s podium, as the pair took third in only their second race in the No. 18 Motorsport Technology Group BMW Z4.  

Four caution periods slowed the race’s average speed to 81.235 mph.

Point Leaders Curran, Holtom Win Second Straight Street Tuner Race

Jamie Holtom and Eric Curran led the final 64 laps in the Street Tuner race to give himself and Holtom their second consecutive class victory in the No. 01 Georgian Bay Motorsports Chevy Cobalt SS.

Curran took the controls from Holtom on Lap 41, and held off Kristian Skavnes in the No. 111 ICY/Phoenix Racing Subaru Legacy by only 0.942 seconds.

Skavnes and Chuck Hemmingson posted their best finish of the season with a second-place result. The pair will return to action next Sunday, June 22, at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in defense of their 2007 race victory.

Quebec brothers Kuno and Nick Wittmer fourth time, third place in the No. 32 i-MOTO Racing Acura TSX, keeping both drivers near the top of the point standings. Nick Wittmer started the race ninth before brother Kuno zipped through the field, and earned fourth, just behind the No. 29 Bill Fenton Motorsports Honda Civic Si of Matt Plumb and Bob Beede.

The race will also be televised (tape delayed) on SPEED Channel. No broadcast info available for this event at this time.

Hoosier Racing Tire is proud to be the sole racing tire provider for the Koni Challenge racing series. This weekend race was serviced by Hoosier’s service team of: Scott Huffer, Chris Bartholomew, Jake Budzielek, Jordan Szymanowski, Jim Bartholomew and Jeff Yute.

The next action for the KONI Challenge will be Sunday, June 22 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course ST Class only. And then again paired Grand Sports Class and Sports Touring Class July 4-5 at Watkins Glen International, New York.

For more information about the Grand American Road Racing Series please visit www.grand-am.com

      

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