World Challenge at St. Petersburg

Posted on Mar 28, 2011


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (March 27, 2011) – Jason Daskalos, Albuquerque, N.M. pulled off an unexpected fourth-place finish in the second of two Pirelli World Challenge races at St. Petersburg, Fla. during the weekend in his in his No. 7 Dalsin Development Dodge Viper Competition Coupe. His teammate, Fred Roberts, Mississauga, Ont., came in eleventh overall in the race. He finished thirteenth on Saturday, while Daskalos exited the race after only one lap. Daskalos did not qualify well, but ended up running in third for part of the race, before slipping to fourth after a multi-lap fight for the podium with Mike Skeen’s No. 2 Cragar Wheels Corvette.

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla - Results from Saturday's 32 lap 57.6 mile World Challenge Championship Pirelli World Challenge Champ. Round Two race, part of the SCCA Pro Racing Sports Car Wars Weekend at St. Petersburg Street Course, with finishing position, class, starting position in parentheses, driver, hometown, car, laps and reason out (if any).

1. GT, (2), Patrick Long, Belleair, Fla., Porsche 911 GT3, 32.
2. GT, (3), James Sofronas, Newport Beach, Calif., Porsche 911 GT3, 32, -.627.
3. GT, (15), Mike Skeen, Charlotte, N.C., Chevrolet Corvette Z06, 32, -19.106.
4. GT, (7), Jason Daskalos, Albuquerque, N.M., Dodge Viper, 32, -22.629.
5. GT, (10), Tony Gaples, Libertyville, Ill., Chevrolet Corvette, 32, -27.275.
6. GT, (8), Rob Morgan, Ladera Ranch, Calif., Porsche 911 GT3, 32, -27.749.
7. GT, (5), Johnny O'Connell, Gainesville, Ga., Cadillac CTS-V Coupe, 32, -29.903.
8. GT, (6), Andy Pilgrim, Marona Del Rey, Fla., Cadillac CTS-V Coupe, 32, -30.255.
9. GT, (4), Dino Crescentini, Mahattan Beach, Calif., Porsche 911 GT3, 32, -38.197.
10. GT, (13), Tomy Drissi, Hollywood, Calif., Porsche 911 GT3, 32, -47.495.
11. GT, (12), Fred Roberts, Mississauga, Ontario, Dodge Viper, 32, -53.656.
12. GT, (11), Steve Ott, Houston, Texas, Nissan GTR, 32, -55.039.
13. GTS, (19), Eric Foss, Dallas, Texas, Ford Mustang FR500S, 31, -1 lap.
14. GTS, (20), Peter Cunningham, Milwaukee, Wis., Acura TSX, 31, -1 lap.
15. GTS, (25), Chris DeSalvo(R), Charlotte, N.C., Ford Mustang GT, 31, -1 lap.
16. GTS, (22), George Winkler(R), Frederick, Md., Ford Mustang FR500S, 31, -1 lap.
17. GTS, (17), Jason von_Kluge(R), Ann Arbor, Mich., Ford Mustang Boss 302S, 31, -1 lap.
18. GTS, (21), Nick Esayian, San Diego, Calif., Acura TSX, 31, -1 lap.
19. GTS, (23), Richard Golinello(R), Oldsmar, Fla., Ford Mustang FR500S, 31, -1 lap.
20. GTS, (24), Brad Adams(R), New Orleans, La., Ford Mustang 500S, 31, -1 lap.
21. GTS, (27), Ben Crosland(R), Salt Lake City, Utah, Ford Mustang FR500S, 30, -2 laps.
22. GTS, (28), Ardee Toppe(R), Houston, Texas, Chevrolet Camaro, 30, -2 laps.
23. GTS, (29), Bill Ziegler, Ponte Verde Bch, Fla., Mitsubishi EVO, 30, -2 laps.
24. TC, (33), Tristan Herbert(R), Reston, Va., Volkswagen GTI, 30, -2 laps.
25. TC, (31), Lawson Aschenbach, Darnestown, Md., Honda Civic Si, 30, -2 laps.
26. GT, (1), Randy Pobst, Gainesville, Ga., Volvo S60 AWD, 29, Crash.
27. TC, (35), Patrick Seguin(R), Calrence Creek, Ontario, Honda Civic Si, 29, -3 laps.
28. TC, (40), Devin Cates, Broad Run, Va., Volkswagen GTI, 29, -3 laps.
29. TC, (36), Ray Mason(R), Columbus, Ohio, Honda Civic Si, 29, -3 laps.
30. TC, (41), Robb Holland, Gainesville, Ga., Volvo C30 FWD, 29, -3 laps.
31. TC, (39), Carl Hober(R), Cape May, N.J., Honda Civic Si, 29, -3 laps.
32. TC, (45), Shea Holbrook, Groveland, Fla., Honda Civic Si, 29, -3 laps.
33. TC, (44), Thomas Ehlen(R), Vancouver, British Columbia, Honda Civic Si, 29, -3 laps.
34. GTS, (16), Paul Brown, Covina, Calif., Ford Mustang Boss 302S, 28, Mech.
35. TC, (38), Aaron Povoledo, Toronto, Ontario, Volvo C30 FWD, 27, -5 laps.
36. TC, (37), Charlie Solomon, Dallas, Texas, Mazda RX-8, 27, -5 laps.
37. TC, (34), Ronald Zitza, Orlando, Fla., Volkswagen Jetta, 27, -5 laps.
38. TC, (32), Chip Herr, Lancaster, Pa., Mazda RX-8, 25, Mech.
39. TC, (47), Don Istook, Fort Worth, Texas, Volkswagen GTI, 22, Mech.
40. GT, (9), Patrick Lindsey, Santa Barbera, Calif., Chevrolet Corvette Z06, 17, Crash.
41. GTS, (26), Ernie Jakubowski, Oakville, Ontario, Porsche Cayman S, 9, Mech.
42. TC, (43), Carolyn Kujala, Tucson, Ariz., Volkswagen Jetta, 7, Crash.
43. GT, (14), Jason Carter(R), Dallas, Texas, Porsche 911 GT3, 4, Mech.
44. TC, (42), Colin Cohen(R), Ft. Worth, Texas, Volkswagen GTI, 4, Mech.
45. GTS, (18), Alec Udell(R), Houston, Texas, Chevrolet Camaro, 3, Mech.
46. TC, (46), Eric Meyer, Indianapolis, Ind., Mazda RX-8, 1, Retired.
47. GTS, (30), Tom Felt(R), Provo, Utah, Honda S2000CR, 0, DNS.
48. GT, (48), Tony Rivera, Houston, Texas, Nissan GTR, 0, DNS.
49. TC, (49), Brett Sandberg, Allendale, N.J., Honda Civic Si, 0, DNS.

Time of race: 50 minutes, 54.334 seconds.
Average speed: 67.890 mph
Margin of victory: .627 Seconds

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