One focus for Comprent five at Road America: Win.
Wednesday, 12 August 2009
With Charlie Shears, Jonathan Gore and Tom Drewer all hovering around the front of the IMSA Lites 1 field in prior rounds, Comprent Motor Sport is looking to finally convert its pace into race wins at Road America for this weekend’s Time Warner Road Race Showcase featuring the American Le Mans Series.
The Athens, Georgia based team will field five cars for Rounds 7 & 8 of the IMSA Lites Championship presented by Frisby Performance Tire with season regulars Charlie Shears (Houston, TX), Jonathan Gore (Franklin, TN) and Tom Drewer (Adelaide, AUS) once again being joined by father and son duo David (Houston, TX) and Wayne (New Orleans, LA) Ducote in their Park One / Waskey Bridges sponsored cars.
“We all have a single focus this weekend, to win,” said team owner Kevin Kloepfer.
“Over the last two events we have proven we have the speed. Tom Drewer set the fastest time of the weekend in New Jersey to claim pole and led half of Sunday’s race.
Then we went to Lime Rock where Jonathan Gore (Foretravel Motorcoach car) was fastest in the wet session, and followed that up with a podium and fastest lap in Race 1, putting him on pole for Race 2. Unfortunately he tangled with David but regardless he proved the point.
Charlie Shears (US Builders car) came back with vengeance at Lime Rock after missing Utah and Jersey to claim his first podium with a strong second position. The Ducote’s are improving their pace all the time.
Sure Jonathan and Tom have to think about Championship points given they’re sitting 4th and 5th (consecutively) but we’re all going for the win. Everyone has equal equipment and equal resources. We know we can win. We won the Championship last year. I want all of them fighting for the win. Hopefully that’s what we’ll see this weekend.”
Comprent Motor Sports won both the 2008 IMSA Lites 1 Teams’ and Drivers’ Championships with driver Jonathan Goring (Torrington, CT).
Australian Tom Drewer, the 2008 IMSA Lites 2 Champion, will sport new livery for Road America. Replacing the Daily Planet (an iconic Gentleman’s club located in Melbourne, Australia) is a new venture called Ubantu Resort.
Ubantu Resort is a fully integrated residential and hotel development in South East Asia on a subtropical Indonesian island that has had minimal western influence, with a climate similar to Bali and Phuket. The self-sustaining, socially and environmentally responsible facility will work with, and benefit, the local community and will feature 5 international hotels, a super-yacht harbour and unique motor racing circuit.