Villaconn International scored that elusive first victory on the fourteen turn - four mile long Road America circuit this past weekend.
After being so close to victory on several different occasions over the last year and a half, the Villaconn BMW Z3 Coupe team finally put it all together to take a win with Matt Connolly and Bransen Patch sharing the #36 BMW Z3 Coupe.
Early in the race, Villaconn battled amongst itself for the lead as the #36 BMW battled with the #34 driven by Jeff Trask and Jonathan Bomarito. Electrical problems forced the #34 to pit taking it out of contention.
The battle for the win at the end of the race came down to the #36 Villaconn Z3 Coupe and the #64 MAI/ www.tirerack.com/ Pro-Cam Acura Integra Type R being prepared by King Motorsports. Bob Endicott was handling the finishing chores for Mike van Sicklen in the #64 Type R, but was without the use of fourth gear as it had broken early in the race.
"We began losing fourth gear 30 minutes into the race," explained King Motorsports driver Bob Endicott, of San Pedro, Calif. "By the final hour, it was entirely gone." For King Motorsports, it marks their third second place finish of the year. The three seconds, coupled with two wins is enough to put Bob Endicott second in the points behind third place finisher Jason Potter.
Potter, who was now driving for the Team Lexus factory effort, was paired with Rick Fairbanks in the #0 Lexus IS300. Potter managed to finish the #0 Lexus in third place in front of the independent Mercedes 190E effort of R C Imports. Rick Ellinger shared the Mercedes with Tony Zelones en route to a fourth place finish.