Sports Touring After seven races, all three other classes in the Grand Am Cup series have seen one or two teams emerge as the dominant force in the 2001 edition of professional street stock racing. This is not the case however in the Sports Touring class.
After seven races, four different teams representing three different manufacturers, have come through to take wins. If tradition holds true this season, then expect the Team Lexus effort to take the win at Road America.
What tradition is that? The tradition of two timers. Power Racing and their Acura Integra Type Rs took the first two wins of the season. Then the next two were captured by the King Motorsports Acura Integra Type R. After that, Team Spartanburg took two in a row in their BMW Z3 Coupes.
So will Team Lexus take the win at Road America? From their display at the most recent race at Virginia, it appears that they might. Not only did the team take first with team owner Chuck Goldsborough and sports car ace, Terry Borcheller, but they also captured third with points leader Jason Potter and SRPII points leader Andy Lally.
The regular host of competitors will be their to try to break the tradition of two timers. Several teams have yet to win this season, and will be looking to take their first victory at Road America. Among those teams will be Spirit of Miami, Villaconn, RC Imports, and SpeedSource (who has won in Grand Sports, but not Sports Touring).