Posted (08/07/2013) -
ELKHART LAKE, Wis.—RSR Motorsports drivers Corey Fergus and Sarah Cattaneo both have a lot of reasons to like Road America. Each of them is hoping to build on their success there this weekend during round eight of GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge.
Fergus, who will once again pilot the No. 198 RSR Motorsports Honda Civic Si with Chris Puskar, considers Road America his home track. The Powell, Ohio, resident has raced at the four-mile track many times during his career, often times with top results.
After Fergus earned the pole and ST track record in 2012, he and Trinkler were third in the race before a mechanical problem. Fergus returned to Road America later that year to take the Sports 2000 championship during the SCCA Nationals.
Fergus names Road America as his favorite track, but he is quick to note that racing there takes precision. “I like the fact that it’s four miles long. It takes a lot of skill to be fast around it, because one mistake can ruin your whole lap. You have to minimize mistakes,” Fergus says. “The kink is one of the gutsiest turns in America: it takes pure guts to go through that turn fast. There’s a lot to be gained and lost there.”
Sarah Cattaneo also favors Road America. She and Owen Trinkler are teaming up again for Saturday’s race, marking the first time they have driven together since they narrowly missed the ST championship in 2011. That same year, Cattaneo and Trinkler finished fourth at Road America.
Cattaneo will be driving the No. 197 Cruise America/Thor Motor Coach Honda Civic Si at Road America for the first time, but she has high expectations. “I’m super excited to be paired with Owen again. We had such a great run in 2011 and hopefully we’ll continue that streak running Road America together,” Cattaneo says. “The Hondas have been doing well this year and Owen is in the top ten for the championship. Hopefully I can help him out some more and give him a good finish.”
Tom Dyer and Andrew Novich will complete the RSR Motorsports lineup at Road America, driving the No. 196 US LED/Thor Motor Coach Honda Civic Si.
The 2.5-hour race gets underway on Saturday, August 10, at 1:30 p.m. ET, and it will be broadcast on SPEED on Saturday, August 17, at 3:00 p.m. ET. Cattaneo and Fergus hope the race will give them even more reasons to call Road America their favorite track.
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