BimmerWorld Rallies for Strong Finish at Homestead-Miami GRAND-AM Event
March 10th, 2010
BimmerWorld/GearWrench places both entries in the top-7 at the Grand Prix of Miami, Homestead 200 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race #81 BMW E90 of Seth Thomas and Bill Heumann earns more valuable points with a fourth place finish BimmerWorld/GearWrench stands second in the teams' championship after two rounds. Thomas and Heumann share fourth in the drivers' championship
#80 and #81 Cars
The BimmerWorld crew did their jobs perfectly making pit stops go smoothly.
#80 and #81 Cars
Thomas and Heumann have caught the attention of Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge series fans and competitors.
After an amazing run to finish on the podium in their debut GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race at Daytona International Speedway in January, the new BimmerWorld/GearWrench Street Tuner-class team came away with more valuable points at last weekend’s Grand Prix of Miami, Homestead 200 race after placing their BMW E90s fourth and seventh out of 31 entries.
The Grand Prix of Miami, Homestead 200 found the #80 and #81 E90s mixing it up in the lead pack, with Seth Thomas and Bill Heumann holding the point in the #81, leading seven laps after starting the race from pit lane, and ultimately taking home a fourth place finish. The #80 of James Clay and David White led for two laps on their way to seventh place. Thomas also took the honor of setting the fastest race lap for the Street Tuner class.
With incredibly strong outings in BimmerWorld’s first two Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge outings, team owner/driver James Clay placed the Virginia team’s early success on the experience within his unit of BMW specialists. BimmerWorld might be new to GRAND-AM, he says, but the move to the Street Tuner class was made after nearly a decade of road racing BMW cars in other series.
“A lot of people tell me that it is surprising to see a new team come in and be in contention immediately