BimmerWorld Banks More Points at Barber
April 13th, 2010
Top GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge team takes 5th and 6th after starting from pole and leading during the caution-filled race in Birmingham, AL.
Team earns its first ST-class pole position in just its third race in the series with rookie David White behind the wheel
White and co-driver James Clay take fifth at the finish, followed closely by the sister BMW E90 of Seth Thomas and Bill Heumann in sixth
Thomas and Heumann leave Barber second in drivers points, White and Clay moved up to 11th and BimmerWorld/GearWrench maintains second in team points
White takes command of the lead in ST at the start of the race.
White and co-driver James Clay take fifth, Seth Thomas and Bill Heumann in sixth.
Consistency and progress have been the two most notable aspects of BimmerWorld’s maiden effort in the 2010 GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge season — a point they proved yet again last weekend at Round Three at Barber Motorsports Park.
After scoring their first ST-class pole, leading a significant number of laps, and banking more valuable points in the championship, the Dublin, VA-based BMW experts have been slowly rewriting what can be expected from a new entrant in the series.
At a track with more ups and downs than any other on the GRAND-AM calendar, Barber’s 2.3-mile, 17-turn layout allowed the BimmerWorld-built BMW E90s to post fast individual laps, as evidenced by David White’s first career pole position in the #80 BimmerWorld/GearWrench E90. But over the span of the 2 hour and 30 minute race, the lighter cars in the class enjoyed an advantage on a track that has been likened to a rollercoaster ride.
“We knew going in to Barber that it was going to be a tough one for us