Sonoma, CA. (July 14, 2004) - The Audi Certified Champion RS 6 Team
faces its toughest track on the ten-race SPEED World Challenge GT
Series circuit. Infineon Raceway is notorious for hot weather,
multiple twisty, windy turns, and to top it off, both Audi RS 6's will
be carrying an extra 50 pounds on top of the additional 100 pounds
earned from the team's win at Lime Rock Park.
SCCA Pro Racing Ltd. recently announced the additional adjustments
for the Certified Champion RS 6 team effective immediately. These
adjustments stem from the second consecutive one-two finish for the
Audi RS 6 cars, the first at Lime Rock Park and the second at Mid-Ohio
Sports Car Course. The #1 and #2 Audi's received an additional 50
pounds to their base weight as well as a 200 rpm reduction (to 6800)
and a reduction from 1.7-bar to 1.55-bar (approximately 10.3psi to
Last year at Infineon Raceway the Champion Racing duo did not fare
well on the 12 turn, 2.52-mile road circuit. Michael Galati finished
in sixth position while teammate Randy Pobst had contact with another
car and finished a disappointing 15th. Since then, the professional
team from Champion Racing (Pompano Beach, FL) has done an outstanding
job prepping the 4.2-liter, V8, bi-turbo engine.
Defending World Challenge GT Driver's Champion, Randy Pobst, makes
his 300th professional career start this weekend at Infineon Raceway.
Since 1963, Pobst has earned 60 race wins in 11 series at 26 tracks
and ironically, Infineon Raceway has yet to be a winning track for
The SCCA SPEED World Challenge GT race at Infineon Raceway, Round
Four of the 2004 Championship, is scheduled to begin at 8:55 a.m.
(PDT) on Sunday, July 18. The race will be broadcast the same day via
tape-delay on SPEED Channel at 1 p.m. (EDT).
Randy Pobst (Gainesville, GA). "We are in a much better position
this year versus last year. Our cars are much more competitive so we
should have a better shot than we did a year ago. It's going to be an
interesting race because so many adjustments were made to so many
cars. We'll just have to wait and see."
Michael Galati (Olmsted, OH). "Infineon Raceway is not the best
track for our Audi RS 6's, especially with the recent adjustments and
REWARDS weight given to us after our win at Mid-Ohio. It definitely
will be our most challenging track. This year's version of the RS 6
has improved considerably since last year so we hope to do better.
It's hard to tell right now because as I said, since so many teams
received adjustments after Mid-Ohio, no one really knows how each car
is going to run."