Webb & Sampson Drive to Second Overall at Buttonwillow Raceway Enduro
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Webb & Sampson Drive to Second Overall at Buttonwillow Raceway Enduro

Crossing the finish line under the cover of darkness at 9:10 pm, Shawn Sampson secured second place overall and in class for the Sampson Racing Communications team at NASA Pro Racing's 3-hour endurance race at Buttonwillow Raceway Park on Saturday, April 26. Shawn Sampson had qualified the team's rotary-powered RX-7 in sixth place in the heat of the day, but with two teams no-shows to the grid, Scott Webb took the green flag on the outside of row two. From that point forward, the team concentrated on quick and consistent mistake-free laps. Featuring a formidable field of cars including Porsche's, BMW's, V8 muscle and lightweight, purpose-built sports racers, eight cars posted faster single lap times than the Mazda RX-7 during the race; however, Webb and Sampson were able to keep times within a few seconds lap after lap, even through traffic and at night. It was this steadiness for three hours straight that enabled the team to keep the faster cars at bay.



Much of the consistency in performance can be attributed to excellent preparation from Mobicanics, the predictable and stable Tein suspension, the reliable rotary engine from Mobius Motorsports (and lubricated by Motul), a single set of Toyo's endurance-proven RA-1 tires and PIAA racing lamps that turned night into day - not to mention excellent spotting and strategy communicated to the drivers from pit lane via the Sampson Racing Communications radios. Next on the road racing schedule is a challenging 6-hour NASA endurance race at Buttonwillow Raceway Park on Saturday, June 21 - http://socal.drivenasa.com/index.php?categoryid=3#jul9.



Complete results can be found at: http://www.mylaps.com/results/newResults.jsp?id=789631&ShowPerClass=0



Click the image or link below to take a ride along with Scott Webb at the start of the race:



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c__UVzIpAQM



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