Porsche factory driver Randy Pobst drove a stellar race to take the final podium spot at the Texas race. Pobst was driving the Moorespeed Porsche normally piloted by Peter Kitchak.
"The ALMS race ended 5 minutes before the start of the presentation lap," said David Moore. "I had to get him off the podium to jump in the car at the very last second. In fact by the time we got him belted up, the rest of the field was already headed out onto the track. "
Because he had not qualified, Pobst had to start from the back of the pack. By the end of lap one Pobst was in the top ten from 32nd! By turn one, Pobst had passed all but the top twelve.
Unbelievable as it may sound, Pobst has honed those talents in his many year of racing in the Grand Am Cup's predecessors. Many of those races had 70+ fields, and fans at those races were witness to many crazy starts, with Pobst coming out on top in many of them.
Randy Pobst had driven the car before. Randy tested the car with David Moore of Moorespeed at the Las Vegas race last season.
Dinan Racing and Speedvision Touring Car driver Terry McCarthy have announced the signing of two high-tech Silicon Valley companies-FMG and Image Micro-as primary sponsors for the 2001 season on the No. 23 BMW 328
Dinan and McCarthy teamed for five 2000 races in what they called a "pilot program" to determine if team chemistry was right. The team scored