A Grand Finale For SCCA SPEED World Challenge

The time has come for the close of the 2008 SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge season. While the both of the
Manufacturer Championships Presented by RACER have been wrapped up, both of the Drivers? Championships will
be decided this weekend at Road Atlanta.

Though a seventh place finish at last weekend?s Round Nine race at New Jersey Motorsports Park was his worst
finish of the season in the No. 1 K-PAX Racing Porsche 911 GT3, defending SPEED GT Champion Randy Pobst
appears to be on the verge of his second-consecutive Championship. Pobst currently has a 92-point advantage over
second-place Andy Pilgrim. With a maximum of 122 points available in a race weekend, Pobst only needs to start
Friday?s Road Atlanta SPEED GT Finale Presented by FOAMETIX to earn his third World Challenge Championship.
But don?t expect that to quell Pilgrim?s motivation in the least. Cadillac is undefeated at Road Atlanta, having won
every race here since the car made its debut in 2004. Not to mention the No. 8 Remington Shaving Cadillac CTS-V
driver has yet to score a win this season.

The third spot in the SPEED GT Drivers? Championship could go to any of three drivers this weekend. Brandon
Davis currently holds the spot and is coming off of back-to-back podium finishes in the No. 10 ACS/Sun
Microsystems Ford Mustang Cobra, but Michael Galati and James Sofronas are within striking distance. While the
previous round at New Jersey resulted in a disappointing ninth-place finish for Galati in the No. 23 K-PAX Racing
Porsche 911 GT3, it was the race of a lifetime for Sofronas, who finally captured his first World Challenge victory
after 99 starts. Sofronas? victory in the No. 14 Global Motorsports Group Porsche 911 GT3 also clinched the SPEED
GT Manufacturers? Championship Presented by RACER for Porsche.

Jeff Courtney continues to climb the point standings. The No. 99 Kenda/TJM/MPI Coin Dodge Viper pilot drove a
stellar race at Thunderbolt Raceway to take home a sixth-place finish and now finds himself sixth in the points
heading into the finale. Considering Cadillac?s reputation at Road Atlanta though, he should be concerned about
being caught by Michael McCann in the No. 16 Remington Shaving Cadillac CTS-V. McCann has been within reach
of a podium finish all-season long and Road Atlanta might just be the place where he gets it done.

The same could be said for Jason Daskalos, who nearly climbed the podium for the first time in New Jersey.
Daskalos earned the Sunoco Hard Charger award for starting 13th, but finishing an impressive fourth in the No. 5
Coastal Pet Products Dodge Viper. It?s not the first remarkable drive we?ve seen from the World Challenge
sophomore and a podium this weekend would be well-deserved.

Eric Curran?s mechanical woes continued in the penultimate round last weekend. After rocketing from ninth on the
grid to third by lap six, a faulty alternator brought Curran?s No. 30 Whelen Engineering Chevrolet Corvette into the
pits. Once fixed, Curran returned to the course and set the fastest lap of the race, leaving a lingering question about
how the Corvette pilot would have finished without the problem.

Other drivers to watch in SPEED GT include: Cindi Lux (Dodge Viper), Tommy Milner (Aston Martin DB9), Jeff
Altenburg (Lexus IS), Mike Davis (Ford Mustang Cobra) and Tony Gaples (Chevrolet Corvette).

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