BOWMANVILLE, Ontario, Canada. (August
It was a picture perfect 1-2
finish today for the dazzling duo from Audi Certified Champion RS 6
Racing during today's 50-minute race at Mosport International
Raceway. Michael Galati drove a flawless flag to flag race around
the sometimes dry and sometimes wet 2.459-mile circuit thus earning
him the top spot on the podium. Teammate Randy Pobst shadowed Galati
most of the time and brought his No. 1 Audi RS 6 across the finish
line in second position.
Driving the No. 2 Certified Pre-owned Audi RS 6, Galati charged into
the lead with Pobst directly behind him. It was cool and cloudy with
a hint of rain in the air. While turning laps at an average of 104
mph, Galati's left rear door became unhinged and dangled in the
wind. SCCA officials watched this carefully but ultimately
determined the situation as "loose bodywork which did not pose a
hazard" and allowed Galati to continue. Galati's win today makes him
the first 2-time SPEED World Challenge GT winner this year.
only competition came from a Corvette Z06 driven by Italian Lou
Gigliotti. The two swapped positions several times and then towards
the end of the race the rain came. Just enough to allow the quattro
traction of the Audi RS 6's to grip the track and keep the Certified
Audis in the lead.
Round Seven (second part of the double header race weekend) of
the SCCA SPEED World Challenge GT race at Mosport International
Raceway, is scheduled for tomorrow, Sunday, August 7, at 4:05 pm
(EDT). Qualifying will occur the same day at 9:10 am. Today's race
will be broadcast next Sunday, August 15 on SPEED Channel at 1 p.m.
Michael Galati (Olmstead, OH). "The car was great in the
beginning and then I started to pick up a vibration so bad that I
couldn't turn right. I thought I was going to snap something. And
then the sprinkles came and it gave me the cushion I needed. I
worked very hard for this win, very hard. I really take my hat off
to the Champion Racing guys who fixed the misfire on my Certified
pre-owned Audi RS 6. It's just an amazing combination."
Pobst (Gainesville, GA). "I don't think our Certified Audi RS 6s
were the fastest in this race but the traction advantage we have
from quattro gave us a great position on the start. And then the
weather was finally in our favor today. Without those sprinkles, I
don't think we would have won this race. And they came at just the
right time. It really came down to having quattro that helped us win
this race today."
Louis Milone (RS 6 Team Leader). "This race had a little bit of
everything. Randy and Mike just did an incredible job of driving.
What teamwork they showed today. The rain definitely helped. The
cars were just set up perfectly. The team did a great job all week.
It was those elements that helped bring home the win today. In my
history of World Challenge GT racing, that's probably the hardest
race for the top ten I've ever seen. It was anybody's race for the
entire 30 laps. The fans should have loved it!"
Mosport Speed GT Round 6 Results:
1) Michael Galati/Olmsted/OH Audi RS 6 30
2) Randy Pobst/Gainesville/GA Audi RS 6 30 -.956
3) Tommy Archer/Duluth/MN Viper CompCoupe 30 -1.192
4) Max Angelelli/Monte Carlo/MC Cadillac CTS-V 30 -1.983
5) Andy Pilgrim/Delray Beach/FL Cadillac CTS-V 30 -2.435
Margin of Victory: 00.956 Seconds
Fastest Race Lap: Car #12 Ron Fellows 01:24.496 MPH Overall Race:
43:03.827 73.77 Miles 102.782 MPH
SPEED GT Point Standings after Round 6:
1) Tommy Archer Viper CompCoupe 154
2) Michael Galati Audi RS 6 153
4) Randy Pobst Audi RS 6 138
3) Andy Pilgrim Cadillac CTS-V 136
5) Phil McClure Corvette ZO6 115
SPEED GT Manufacturer's Championship Standings:
1) Audi 39
2) Cadillac 28
3) Dodge 28
4) Chevrolet 18