The Audi Certified Champion RS 6 Team also
continues their back-to-back stretch at Portland International
Raceway. After a grueling race at Infineon Raceway, both cars have
been repaired and prepped to defend their lead in the Manufacturer's
Championship in the SPEED World Challenge GT Series.
This is only the second time the SPEED World Challenge Series has
appeared at Portland International Raceway. In 2001, Champion Racing
competed with two Audi S4's driven by Michael Galati and Derek Bell.
Galati won the race and also set a track record, 1:23.694 (83.350).
The SCCA SPEED World Challenge GT race at Portland International
Raceway, Round Five of the 2004 Championship, is scheduled for Sunday,
July 25, at 10:55 a.m. (PDT). The race will be broadcast the same day
via tape-delay on SPEED Channel at 1 p.m. (EDT).
Randy Pobst (Gainesville, GA). "Portland is a great place to race.
The people seem to be real race fans here. As for our Audi RS 6's we
should be more competitive here than Infineon. It's supposed to be
real hot here so the heat might generate some quattro traction
initiatives. We'll continue to give 100% working to keep the
Manufacturer's Championship lead."
Michael Galati (Olmsted, OH). "I think last time we were here in
2001 we won the race so I'm happy to be back here. It's different this
year because of the weight additions to our RS 6's but we should be
more competitive than we were last weekend at Infineon Raceway. The
Champion guys have done a great job in getting my car back up to