Burrows Fights to Fifth at Watkins Glen

Burrows Fights to Fifth at Watkins Glen

Positive Championship Momentum as GRAND-AM looks ahead to Indy

Contact: Matt Cleary, Sunday Group Management
(317) 908-2975-Mobile

Watkins Glen, New York (30 June 2012)– Adam Burrows and co-driver Andrew Novich finished fifth in the No. 74 Dr. Kimberly Henry/ Speed Secrets Honda Civic Si for Compass360 Racing (C360R) in the Continental Tire 150 on Saturday as the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge returned to Watkins Glen International.

The result is the second top-five finish in the last three races for the duo, and moved the No. 74 C360R entry up to fifth in the provisional team championship standings with three rounds of racing remaining in the 2012 season.

Novich delivered another stout performance in qualifying to net the sixth spot on the 65-car combined-class grid on Friday. That was well-converted into a run in the top-10 in the opening segments of the 2.5-hour race.

The event, held as part of the Rolex Sports Car Series Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen weekend, was the second consecutive Continental Tire Challenge race to produce an impressive seven caution periods.

That gave the field–those not caught up in the crashing–a wide range of options from the pit strategy perspective. The C360R squad, which has won the last three GRAND-AM Championships, had Burrows fueled to the finish as he raced in the top five for the final half of the race distance.

While the caution periods were good news for local body shops and insurance agents, the slow-speed running meant that some of the cars ahead of Burrows, who won the Watkins Glen race in 2008 with Trevor Hopwood, were able to make it to the finish after they were able to save fuel during all the caution laps.

Even though the race didn’t net a return to the podium for Burrows and Novich, it was still another strong outing for the two Honda racers and something to build on as the 2012 season continues to rapidly click off the races.

“The car was awesome once again, so a big thanks to the Compass 360R guys,” said Burrows. “I certainly had some worn out Continental Tires by the end, but we were able to hold our ground in fifth. There was a big question about how much fuel the guys ahead of us had, but with the yellows it didn’t play out for us to take advantage. But it was a very solid weekend with Andrew and for us to be racing in the lead pack all day long–if you can do that week in and week out in a series that is this competitive, the points will come with it. So I’m really happy about the weekend, and now I can’t wait to get to Indianapolis.”

PR inquiries about Adam Burrows and Trevor Hopwood should be directed to Matt Cleary at Sunday Group Management; 317.908.2975 (mobile) or media@ sundaymanagement.com

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Matt Cleary
Sunday Group Management
317.908.2975 (m)

Sunday Group Management is a leading motorsports management and communications consulting firm. Clients include Penske Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup driver AJ Allmendinger, Rolex 24 at Daytona Champions Michael Shank Racing, Riley Technologies, Continental Tire, and several teams and drivers in Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge competition.

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