POMPANO BEACH, Fl. (October 11, 2004) - In an
effort to maximize the last opportunity for Audi and Champion Racing
to win their third Manufacturer's Championship title in the SPEED
World Challenge GT series, the Audi Certified Champion RS 6 team has
opted to compete with three Audi RS 6s at this weekend's final race of
the season at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Sunday, October 17.
Peter Cunningham will return as the third driver for the Audi
Certified Champion RS 6 team joining season regulars Michael Galati
and Randy Pobst. Cunningham first drove the all-wheel-drive quattro
Audi RS 6 last month at Road Atlanta. Audi is currently tied with
Cadillac (48 points) for the Manufacturers' title. Five-time World
Challenge Champion Michael Galati holds a slim lead for the Drivers'
Championship ahead by only four points of Tommy Archer and his Dodge
"The team has worked incredibly hard all year long and has
consistently prepared competitive and reliable cars," said Mike
Peters, Team Manager. " We feel it is necessary to do whatever we can
in order to retain the Manufacturer's Championship. Running a third
car makes mathematical sense."
SCCA Pro Racing Ltd. announced recently another adjustment
affecting the restrictor size change for the SPEED World Challenge GT
class Audi RS 6, effective immediately. Stated in Tech Bulletin #13,
the Audi RS 6 will go from a 49.4 percent restrictor prior to each
turbocharger to a 41.2 percent (34.5mm) air restrictor.
The SPEED World Challenge GT Championship will be decided Sunday,
October 17 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Live television coverage will
be provided by the SPEED Channel at 4:00 p.m. (Eastern), 1:00 p.m.
Randy Pobst (Gainesville, GA). "I'm coming to Laguna Seca as part
of one of the best teams in the World Challenge GT series. I intend to
give 100% and do all I can to keep my Certified Audi RS 6 competitive
given the circumstances. The points are still very close and with some
luck, we may prevail."
Michael Galati (Olmsted, OH). "I think we'll be more competitive at
Laguna Seca than we were at Road Atlanta. I hope for this fight we
have a gun like everybody else instead of a knife like we had at Road
Atlanta. Time will tell."
Peter Cunningham (West Bend, WI). "It's great to be back with
Champion Racing and to get back in to the Audi RS 6. I'm not sure what
the restrictor adjustment will do for us but I'm sure we'll be
stronger than we were at Road Atlanta."