Miller Race Notes: K-PAX
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Pobst and Galati finish their K-PAX Porsches in 4th and 14th in Utah SPEED GT race

Tooele Utah (May 18, 2008): Round 3 of SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge Championships here at Miller Motorsports Park was a bit of a struggle for the SCCA SPEED GT Championship points leader Randy Pobst and his K-PAX/3R Racing team mate Michael Galati today as Pobst could keep pace with the top three cars but could not pass them and finished 4th while Galati had to recover from a first lap penalty and a rock shower to finish 14th.

After problems in qualifying on Saturday Randy Pobst saw plenty of positives in finishing 4th in a race in which he started having no idea how well his Porsche would perform.

I am actually thrilled with the way this race played out because going into the race we weren't sure what we had going in, said Pobst My K-PAX Porsche was pretty good in practice and then we made some minor changes for qualifying and they didn't work. It was a disaster!

My engineer Will Moody looked back and found a setup that he thought would work but we weren't sure. Will came up with a great solution because my Porsche handled better than it had all weekend! When a car is setup that well it is fun to drive and I had a lot of fun today. My K-PAX Porsche was like an extension of my body it was that comfortable to drive!

Pobst, of Gainesville Georgia, moved his #1 K-PAX/3R Racing Porsche 911 GT3 up early from his 11th starting position and was in 6th by lap 2 and by lap 7 was 5th and dogging Andy Pilgrim's Cadillac for the 4th position which became 3rd when Cindy Lux spun her Viper on lap 11 trying to pass the Mustang of Brandon Davis for 2nd. After a race long battle Pilgrim prevailed for 3rd with Pobst right behind in 4th.

Davis, who won Round 2 at Long Beach, ran 2nd for the duration as he tried but seemingly had nothing for the race winning Dodge Viper of Tommy Archer, who won this race last season, as he paced the field comfortably from the front.

I was starting 11th so our race strategy was to steadily move up and try to catch Davis and Pilgrim because those are the guys I am fighting for the championship, said Pobst. My best move of the race was early on when I was able to pass Mike Davis' Mustang going into turn 7. That allowed me to keep up with the leaders.

Later in the race Randy was trying to pass Pilgrim's Cadillac for the final podium position and almost did but lapped traffic ended that bid.
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