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