Monterey, Calif- (9 September 2012)-- After a long break between race weekends, Adam Burrows was back in racing action this weekend as the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge staged round 9 of the 2012 championship at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
Burrows and co-driver Andrew Novich were sporting new colors on the No. 74 Honda Civic Si as Slime ( www.slime.com) joined the Compass360R effort. The duo showed no signs of rust after the multi-week layoff, with Novich taking 11th on the grid in the morning qualifying session.
Novich opened the race from behind the wheel and managed to avoid any of the mayhem, which came early and often in the penultimate race of the season. Burrows then took over the controls in the Civic, coming back to the field 24th in the order.
Burrows made the most of the short bursts of green flag running that interrupted the seemingly constant non-stop flow of yellow flags to move up to 8th at the finish.
"The car was a strong all the way through," said Burrows. "It was unfortunate to have so many yellow flags--not just because it was not the best race we've ever put on, but also because I think we would have been better over the long run rather than the short stints. There were some cars in front of me that were out of tires and I think if we had actually had the chance to race and not run behind the pace car, would have been far better off. It was really rough though. Not a lot of polite maneuvers out there for sure. I was glad we were able to have a good finish for Slime and for the Compass 360 guys."