Monday, May 16, 2011

Brandon Kraus Makes Two Wins In A Row - US Touring Car Championship

A big Congrats to Brandon Kraus once again for winning 1st in this weekends US Touring Car Championship. This now marks two 1st place finishes in a row and he's got his sites on the Trifecta. Brandon's H-powered 4th Gen Prelude engine built and tuned by BlackTrax is showing to be a top contender in this racing class. Keep up the good work BK!

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May 14, 2011, Willows, Ca. – Brandon Kraus in the #9 DW Pumps/BlackTrax Performance/Roger Kraus Racing Honda Prelude takes win number 2 from pole position for the Nitto Tires U.S. Touring Car Championship Round 2 Race of Thunderhill Raceway. Kraus scored the fastest lap of the race with 1:58.013, besting his pole qualifying time of 1:58.408.

Words from Brandon Kraus
Well it started out realy well for the DW Pumps Roger Kraus Racing BlackTrax Honda Prelude....We were fastest in practice and qualifying and in the Sat race we pitted on the wrong cheakered flag....We should have taken the 2nd flag...See they had 3 races going on at 1 time....The map sensor started to go bad on us so the Dodge srt4 caught back up to us by the last lap but we beat him to the line and won by .166 second.....The closest race finish in USTCC history...People were on there feet......Awesome day for the team....And we beat the track record....We ran a 1:58.016 in the race......Day 2 was great until the race were the alt went bad and the batt went dead and we did not finish....But untill that happened,we sat on p1 and by turn 1 we were in 2nd...I made the pass on the outside of turn 3 getting hit by the Dodge.....We then went into turn 1 at 125 mph and he turned me sideways then hit me right in the door....We fell back to 2nd......Then i ran him down again and passed him back,had a 8 second lead untill the batt went dead...We were Fastest in the race with a 1:59.00....We had the best car out there and the fastest car....We helped Pete and Kurt get there cars faster....We had Petes car down to a 1:58.40........Till he blew his motor........Thanks to BlackTrax/DW Pumps and Roger Kraus Racing for all there help and support.......Next stop Sears Point June 11/12 2011.....

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