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  Archive of Audi S4 Race Reports/News/Photos 2001  
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  2001 Speedvision GT World Challenge GT Series  
     
  MICHAEL GALATI WINS TEXAS SEASON-OPENER  
  STRONG SHOWING FOR CHAMPION RACING AUDI S4'S  
     
 

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 GT series at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday, clinching the team's second overall victory with the turbocharged Quattro. Team-mate Derek Bell brought the #8 Audi S4 home in 13 place.

It was an eventful race, Galati starting from third spot on the grid, and taking an early lead. A nearly race-long duel with Boris Said's Mustang ended when Said's car lost a wheel, allowing the hotly-pursuing Galati move into the lead which he maintained until a late-race full-course caution, causing the race to end under caution, securing Galati's win. Galati led pole-sitter Peter Cunningham (RealTime Acura) and Randy Pobst (Toad Hall Racing Porsche) to the checkers after 28 laps around the 2.3-mile combined oval/roadcourse.

Next up for the Speedvision World Challenge GT series in Sebring International 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 Hours of Sebring weekend. The Texas race will be broadcast on Speedvision at 9:00 pm (EST) on Friday, March 23.

 
     
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Texas Speedvision GT Winners Happy faces in Texas Victory Lane Bad hair day for Mike P.
Sweet Victory for Michael Galati Galati turns into Victory Lane Galati's crew celebrate in pit lane
Galati in the Lead at Texas 13th Overall Finish for Bell
S4 crew works on Bell's setup Galati at speed Galati pits
Bell pits his S4 Michael Galati Derek Bell and crew
 
     
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