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.