Texas Motor Speedway, Sunday, 4 March
Michael Galati took Champion Racing's #9
Audi S4 Competition
to Victory Lane in the opening round of the Speedvision World Challenge
at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday, clinching the team's second overall
with the turbocharged Quattro. Team-mate Derek Bell brought the #8 Audi
in 13 place.
It was an eventful race, Galati starting from third spot on the grid,
an early lead. A nearly race-long duel with Boris Said's Mustang ended
Said's car lost a wheel, allowing the hotly-pursuing Galati move into
which he maintained until a late-race full-course caution, causing the
to end under caution, securing Galati's win. Galati led pole-sitter
(RealTime Acura) and Randy Pobst (Toad Hall Racing Porsche) to the
after 28 laps around the 2.3-mile combined oval/roadcourse.
Next up for the Speedvision World Challenge GT series in Sebring
Raceway in just two weeks, which is a "home race" for the Pompano
Beach, Florida-based Champion Racing team. That event is part of the 12
of Sebring weekend. The Texas race will be broadcast on Speedvision at
pm (EST) on Friday, March 23.