For Immediate Release-
August 24, 2014 Jeff Westphal drives Scuderia Corsa 63 to a strong 2nd place finish after starting 9th. The Californian made his way through the Tudor GTD field at the Oak Tree Grand Prix, gaining 7 spots in 35 minutes, then beginning to save fuel to stretch his sub 1 hour tank over 1 hour to meet the strategy requirements and help the #63 come out of pit lane in good track position for Balzan to finish the race.
“The race was such a rollercoaster of emotion for me, especially after coming off such a heartbreak at Road America being taken out of contention in the first 20 minutes. I went from sprinting, to jogging, to running throughout the 1+ hour stint to make sure I helped us meet our goals for strategy. I am so happy to be able to give the crew this reward after their hard efforts rebuilding our racecar, they deserve it!” Explained Jeff
Virginia International Raceway was the host of the Oak Tree Grand Prix, which just went through a track revitalization making the famous 3.27 mile natural terrain circuit fresh for the Tudor United Sportscar Championship.
“This was my first time around VIR, and I must say, it immediately jumped into my list of favorites. The track has all types of corners, and the fast sections are REALLY fast where we actually leave the ground at 150+mph while being full throttle. That type of adrenaline spike is what drivers like myself live for! I can’t wait to go back.” Said Westphal.
This podium put Wespthal and Scuderia Corsa 5th in points for the championship. Even though the lead is far away with 2 races to go, it is not mathematically impossible. Westphal and the team head to Austin, Tx’s Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in mid September for the penaultement race of the 11-race championship.