Daskalos Claims a Podium at Pirelli World Challenge Race 1 From Mosport
BOWMANVILLE, Canada (May 21, 2011) - Jason Daskalos continued a podium-filled start to the 2011 season with a third place on Saturday at Mosport International Raceway. He started eighth in the No. 7 Dalsin Developments Dodge Viper, improving one position to seventh just before a caution period. Steadily improving his pace, Daskalos moved to sixth on lap 18. Another pass on lap 20 moved Daskalos into fourth, where he was able to move past James Sofronas on lap 21 and into the podium position. It was the third-consecutive podium finish for Daskalos, with a pair of third-place performances now sandwiching a round four win. Daskalos also earned the Invisible Glass Clean Pass of the Race during his climb to third.
"Sheldon Miller, my crew chief, and Matt, my engineer from Dodge, they're giving me a great car," Daskalos said. "It's so easy to drive. Without them, I wouldn't be up here, so I want to congratulate them and thank them. I'm enjoying it. This is good." Fred Roberts finished eleventh in his Dodge Viper Competition Coupe. Round Six of the Pirelli World Challenge Championships will take place on Sunday at Mosport International Raceway.
Both rounds of the Pirelli World Challenge Grand Prix of Mosport presented by Optima Batteries will air on Versus on Saturday, June 18 at 3:00 p.m. EDT.
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BOWMANVILLE, Canada - Results from Saturday's 30-lap, 73.77-mile World Challenge Championship Round Five race at Mosport International Raceway, with finishing position, class, starting position in parentheses, driver, hometown, car, laps and reason out (if any).
|Finish Pos||Start Pos||Driver, Hometown, Car, Laps|
|1.||GT||(1)||Mike Skeen, Charlotte, N.C., Chevrolet Corvette Z06, 30.|
Johnny O'Connell, Flowery Branch, Ga., Cadillac CTS-V Coupe, 30, -2.506.
|3.||GT||(8)||Jason Daskalos, Albuquerque, N.M., Dodge Viper, 30, -4.764.|
James Sofronas, Newport Beach, Calif., Porsche 911 GT3, 30, -9.251.
Andy Pilgrim, Marina Del Rey, Fla., Cadillac CTS-V Coupe, 30, -9.808.
|6.||GT||(5)||Patrick Long, Bellaire, Fla., Porsche 911 GT3, 30, -12.114.|
|7.||GT||(7)||Tony Gaples, Libertyville, Ill., Chevrolet Corvette, 30, -13.040.|
|8.||GT||(10)||Tomy Drissi, Hollywood, Calif., Porsche 911 GT3, 30, -17.836.|
Rob Morgan, Dallas, Texas, Porsche 911 GT3, 30, -18.291.
|10.||GT||(9)||Alex Figge, Denver, Colo., Volvo S60 AWD, 30, -20.495.|
Time of race: 51 minutes, 04.586 seconds.
Average speed: 86.658 mph
Margin of victory: 2.506 Seconds
Lap leaders: Laps 1-30, #2 Mike Skeen
Fastest race lap: #3 Johnny O'Connell, 1:21.215 (108.999 mph)
Fastest qualifier: #2 Mike Skeen, 1:19.310 (111.617 mph)
Cautions: 1 for 5 laps
Invisible Glass Clean Move of the Race Award: #7 Jason Daskalos