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GRAND-AM KONI CHALLENGE SERIES
STREET TUNER RACE AT LE CIRCUIT DE TROIS-RIVIERES

8-19-08
Submitted by: Paula Nate
Lakeville, 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 seconds.

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 conclusion.

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 SERIES
 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 71.910 mph.

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.

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

      

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