Sonoma Race Review

Sonoma Go Pro Grand Prix

Race #1 Review

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

Jeff Harrison started the Go Pro Grand Prix of Sonoma on Saturday in the 20th position (qual. 1.44.167/81.797mph).  The new Red Dragon looked aggressive on the technical portions of the track but unfortunately, a fuel pressure sensor failed just over half way through the race.  The No. 99 GAINSCO Auto Insurances/Bob Stallings Hyundai Genesis Coupe completed 16 laps, ran as high as 18th and recorded a best lap of 1.46.037 at 80.971 mph.  A new sensor is not available for today’s race, the Red Dragon will not compete today.  The team looks to continue development before the next race in two weeks at Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey, California, the final round of the 2015 Pirelli World Challenge Championship.

Jeff Harrison on the GAINSCO debut: “It was great to get the new Red Dragon out racing today. We had a misfire in the middle of the race which forced us to retire immediately, so that was very unfortunate.  The good news is, our goal was track-time and even though we were not able to finish the race, we now have a lot of valuable data to improve the future handling and balance of the car and even more importantly, to improve the reliability of the car.  This Hyundai Genesis Coupe is going to be a very fast, very competitive race car.  It’s a real shame we can’t run today in race two, but I know the future is bright and I am very grateful to Bob and Linda Stallings, the crew, GAINSCO Auto Insurance and Bob Stallings Hyundai for this incredible opportunity.”