Speed News Vol. 1 Issue 7 August : Page 48
showed they are a class act by running a three-hour race into the night without a single full-course caution. The race to watch was out front with the white No. 67 BMW of Pure Performance running hard to the end to capture the overall victory and the E0 class win. A mere 14.986 seconds behind them was another white BMW, the No. 70 Team TC Design E0 car coming in second overall and second in the E0 class. Taking home the final overall podium spot, and winning the ES class, was the formidable black and yellow Porsche 911 of G22 Racing/TruSpeed, which also set the fastest lap of the race with a 2:04:064. Racing was tight in all classes, with the E1 win going to Team Supermiata 48 in its orange No. 49 Mazda Miata. A mere 20 seconds behind them was the Mothers-sponsored Mazda RX-8 of Robert Davis Racing in second place. Robert Davis Racing’s second RX-8 in the field won the E2 class. The biggest field in the event, with 14 cars, was the E3 class with a fleet of Mazda Miatas taking the green flag. A pair of BRE heritage-painted Nissan Sentra SE-Rs sponsored by I/O Port Racing Supplies tried to break up the Mazda dominance this year in E3, but with a lunched gear box for the blue No. 33 car and a fuel spill penalty for the red No. 38 car, the Nissan team couldn’t get it done. And so, again, it was an all-Mazda podium, with some close racing between the Team RDR finishes second, just 20 seconds behind the winner of E1. That is close racing after three hours in the dark.
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