WRPM Race Update
WRPMotorsports Made with Xara 2018 Race Results
WRPMotorsports Driver Willie Phee finishes third at the American Road Race of Champions at Road Atlanta Raceway in Braselton, Georgia  The season ending American Road Race of Champions (ARRC) was completed at Road Atlanta Raceway and WRPMotorsports drive Willie Phee would come away with a 3rd place finish in the championship race.  Qualifying would be held on Friday and would consist of two sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.  The morning session would be held in wet conditions and WRPMotorsports driver Willie Phee would qualify fourth in class and seventh overall in the wet conditions.  “I didn’t have a great set of rain tires and it was the first time for me in the wet at this track, so I wasn’t that disappointed in my result” said Phee. The afternoon session would be dry with rain threatening and Phee would improve his qualifying position to third in class and third overall.  “The track was a bit damp but I figured it would dry out near the end of the session, plus I was hoping the rain would hold off, it did and I was able to get within two tenths of second and start inside the second row” said Phee. At the start of the race Phee would be inside row two and would get a great run off of turn 12 and get alongside the pole sitter going into turn one.  Phee would slot into second up the hill into turn two.  Phee would get another great run in turn seven and move into the lead before the end of lap one.  Phee would hold onto the first position until lap five when the pole sitting BMW would get back by going into turn one.  Phee would hold onto second place for two more laps but would miss a shift at the start of lap seven and drop to third when the car went into limp mode.  “I missed a shift on the front straight and I thought the car blew up.  I was coasting all the way through turn one and up the hill when I tried recycling the kill switch and the car started back up”.  Phee would maintain third position for the rest of the 20 lap race  “I thought I had something for Matt in the BMW when I got into the lead but when I missed the shift and the car went into limp mode it really hurt my chances to try and run with him.  Overall I’m happy that the car finished without any problems” said Phee. “As usual the OPM crew did their best to have the car in great shape for the race. And had it not been for driver error we might have had a better finish” said Phee.   For the 2019 season the WRPMotorsports TSX will be converted to run in Super Touring Under (STU) so the team an participate in the SCCA Runoffs scheduled for Virginia International Raceway in October 2018. The WRPMotorsports team is sponsored by Optima Batteries, Sparco USA, Total Lubricants, MCS Suspension and OPM Autosports.
November 3rd, 2018 – Road Atlanta Raceway, Braselton, Georgia
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