Fogarty Gains 5 Positions for 15th place at Laguna Seca

Pirelli World Challenge

No. 99 GAINSCO Auto Insurance®/Bob Stallings Hyundai Genesis Coupe

GTS Qualifying – Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway

Starting Position 20th                                                                     Overall Race Result: 15th

Best Lap: 1:34.417                                                                            Best Speed: 85.332 mph

Jon Fogarty on the Race: “The GAINSCO Auto Insurance car was very reliable this weekend, which is fundamental to our development and to being able to compete in these races.  So, I’m proud of the crew and the work they’ve done.  The direct injection motor is extremely complex and taking a stock street car and turning it into a competitive race car is very difficult, but the GAINSCO boys have achieved a lot over the last few weeks and I think that showed today.  We are obviously not where we want to be, but we passed a few cars out there and learned a lot to help push us forward.  We had great support this weekend from the visiting agents.  Seeing the sea of red on the grid and their smiling faces made me proud, it’s an honor to represent them and I am glad we gave them a bit of a show today!”

Bob Stallings on the Race: “Wow, what a day!  We had a sea of fans in GAINSCO red on the grid and all of our agents had a terrific day.  The Red Dragon was terrific today.  It was the first time the car has ever run 50 minutes and it was a very satisfying day.  We are looking forward to the off season for improvements in our engine program.  I think 2016 will be a good year for racing a Bob Stallings Hyundai.  Jon Fogarty is back and he ran a very nice race today.  It’s special to have him back in the car and our fans love it too!”

 

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Katie Brannan

GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing

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2015-12-09T00:20:00+00:00