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Kelly Moss Championship Plan Back on Track
Posted by: newsla on Jul 09, 2014 - 03:34 PM
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Kelly Moss Championship Plan Back on Track


Kelly Moss Motorsports will be back on track looking to increase its championship lead in Rounds 9 and 10 of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama July 10-12 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

 

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Since the beginning of the season, Kelly Moss Vice President Jeff Stone has focused on a mission for his team - winning a championship. After Kelly Moss young star Colin Thompson swept both races June 27-28 at Watkins Glen International, the team is right where it wants to be.

"We feel we are on track for both team and drivers' championships," said Assistant Competition Director Alex Stone. "We still have to remain focused and continue to push with the momentum we gained at Watkins Glen."

Kelly Moss leads the Platinum Cup Team Championship with 118 points, just one ahead of rival Formula Motorsport/Avid Motorsport. The team will need two clean races from Thompson to keep control of the championship at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, or Mosport, as it is commonly known.

"We have to be consistent, we have to score points, and we have to be very clean on the racetrack so we can go into Road America with a better points lead," Stone said. "We bring the same game with us no matter who or how many cars we are bringing."

Thompson, from Doylestown, Pennsylvania, leads the Drivers Championship, 116-112, over rival Angel Benitez Jr. in the Platinum Cup class.

Joining Kelly Moss and Thompson at the 2.459-mile, 11-turn circuit will be William "Wild Bill" Peluchiwski in the Gold Masters Championship.

Peluchiwski is fourth in the Gold Masters Championship, only one point behind third-place Jeff Mosing.

"Mosport can be a very tricky place," Stone said. "It should fare well with Bill and Colin, as the track is well-suited to their respective driving styles. They both have been working hard in the short time since Watkins Glen to stay on top of their game.

"We have an incredible crew of motivated and dedicated people. We have also been working very hard with our engineer and our drivers to develop a consistently quick car. We have come a long way since our first test with the 991, and every outing we continue to make progress with the team, the drivers and the car."

Qualifying for the GT3 Cup Challenge USA will begin at 10:35 a.m. (ET) Friday, July 11, with Round 9 following at 5:40 p.m. that afternoon. The second 45-minute race will begin at 10:10 a.m. Saturday, July 12.

Both races will be streamed live on FansChoice.TV. Follow live timing and scoring throughout the weekend at http://scoring.imsa.com/gt3-challenge-usa and get updates at @IMSALive on Twitter.

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