IN (Aug. 11, 2008)
- Andy Lally in the No. 41, Porsche 997, withstood several challenges from
Craig Stanton late in the Casey's General Stores KONI Challenge race in
Grand-Am KONI Challenge Series Grand Sport (GS) competition Sunday to give
himself and co-driver/polesitter, Scott Schroeder, and the Carlsen Porsche /
Cohen Financial team their first victory of the season.
the one hundred and fifty-seven lap race, Lally led three times for 61 laps,
including the final 11, and held off a hard-charging Craig Stanton, on the 1.3
mile road course.
led for three laps in the final half hour of the race before Lally returned to
the point for good on Lap 147.
tried to get by several
times at the end, but was starving for fuel during the last handful of laps and
instead cruised to second, 3.063 seconds behind. It was the best finish for
Stanton and the No. 83 BGB Motorsports Performance Drink Porsche 997 team, so
far this season.
Auberlen was also part of the lead mix, and ended up taking third in the race
with Matthew Alhadeff in the No. 97 Turner Motorsport BMW M3.
fourth place were Bret Seafuse and James Gue in the No. 37, Mustang GT.
out the top five were defending series co-champions and current point
co-leaders Jeff Segal and Jep Thornton in the No. 09 Automatic Racing Imported
Car Store/Land Air BMW M3.
Lawson Aschenbach Win KONI ST
their first race together, Jamie Holtom and Lawson Aschenbach took the No. 01
Georgian Bay Motorsports Chevrolet Cobalt SS to the ST victory, as they held a
lap advantage over second-place finishers Matthew Bell and VJ Mirzayan in the
No. 95 Turner Motorsport BMW 330i.
Willard and Ken Wilden - in their first season together in the No. 75
Compass360 Racing Pure Hair and Body Care/Skunk 2 Acura TSX - finished third,
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KONI Challenge Series resumes action August 15-17, 2008 in a Grand Sport
/ Street Tuner Split class race at Grand Prix de Trois-Riviers,
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