Blitzen Benz Racing places third in Eastern Region ChampionshipPublished 4:10pm Wednesday, October 31, 2012
At the nine-hour mark, one commentator said, “Blitzen Benz has made a solid, continuous run through the field during the entire race.”
According to ChumpCar president, John Condren, “The last three hours of the race were a nail biter, highlighted by penalties issued to the eventual first- and second-place finishers and what appeared to be a fuel starvation issue for Blitzen Benz 45 minutes before the checker, when (in second place) they were within 28 seconds of taking over first place. The Benz lost two laps in the pits that set the stage for the finish.”
First place went to an Acura team from the Raleigh/Durham, N.C. area and second went to an Infiniti team from Florida.
The Blitzen Benz Racing team included drivers Ned Gallaher of Asheville, Mark Thomas of Waynesboro, Va., Drew Calhoun of Simpsonville, S.C. and Warren Board of Tryon. The crew chief and mechanic were Rusty Tredinnick of Mills River and Greg Pressley of Hendersonville.
Blitzen Benz will race again at Road Atlanta on Dec. 8, 2012.
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