IN (Aug. 19, 2008)
– Saturday August 16, 2008 found Trevor Hopwood and Adam Burrows combining
for their second Grand-Am KONI Challenge victory in three races after making an
impressive run to the checkered flag at the Grand Prix de Trois- Rivieres in
the No. 76 Fischer Skis Compass360 Racing Acura TSX. Adam Burrows and Trevor
Hopwood traded roles in their driving efforts Saturday in Le Grand Prix de
Trois-Rivieres, and those endeavors paid off in their second Grand-Am KONI
Challenge Series Street Tuner (ST) victory of the season. Adam Burrows,
normally the starting driver between the two, led the final 34 laps of the
75-lap event, taking the point after pit stops cycled through. He then held off
a determined Pierre Kleinubing over the final handful of laps to score their
second victory in three races. The final margin of victory stood at only 2.755
The team of Toby Grahovec and Pierrie Kleinubing, driving the No. 86, BMW
Z4, Classic BMW-Plano team, fought a hard battle with a second place
Polesitter Andy Lally and co-driver Jamie Holtom finished third in the No.
01 Georgian Bay Motorsports Chevrolet Cobalt. Andy Lally led the opening 15
laps after leading the 34-car field to the green flag. From there, Jamie Holtom
weaved through the field securing a spot atop the podium.
The ST class returns to action Sunday, Aug. 31 at Thunderbolt Raceway at New
Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, N.J.
CAMIRAND, LALLY WIN GRAND-AM KONI CHALLENGE
GRAND SPORT RACE AT LE CIRCUIT DE TROIS-RIVIERES
Lakeville, IN (Aug. 19, 2008) - Andy Lally won his second straight
Grand-Am KONI Challenge Series Grand Sport (GS) race Sunday and in the process
gave co-driver Marc-Antoine Camirand a record-tying eighth circuit victory in
the 39th annual Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres. The duo averaged a race record of
Lally and Camirand combined to lead 74 of the 80 laps - including the final
49 - in the No. 79 Kinetic Motorsports BMW M3, with Lally winning by 0.372
seconds over James Gue and Bret Seafuse. It marked the team's first ever KONI
Challenge victory, Camirand's second - both coming at the 1.521-mile
Trois-Rivieres temporary circuit - and Lally's fourth.
Camirand started from the pole and led the opening 25 laps before diving
into the pits for the team's only stop. When leader Joe Foster - who ran second
to Camirand before pacing six laps - pitted under a full course caution on Lap
32, Lally obtained the lead and pushed the No. 79 ahead to more than a
four-second advantage before the final caution.
Second place found James Gue and Bret Seafuse, in the No. 37 JBS Motorsports
teams’, Mustang GT.
In third place were Ray Mason and Billy Johnson in the No. 52, Rehangen
Racing’s Mustang GT.
It was also a good day for BGB Motorsports team as, Craig Stanton and
co-driver Jon Miller came in fourth in the No. 83 BGB Motorsports Performance
Drink/Weeden Consultants Porsche 997.
KONI Challenge participants return to action Sunday, Aug. 31 at the
Thunderbolt Raceway at New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, N.J.
Hoosier is proud to be the sole tire provider for the Koni Challenge Racing
Series. The event was serviced by Hoosier Racing Tire with a service team of:
Jim Bartholomew, Chris Grossman, Rick Sisk, and Jeff Yute, Engineer: Charlie
Gray and Product Manager: Scott Huffer.
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