Special Motorsports Event - USF2000 Winterfest Andretti Autosport Comments
Sebring, Feb. 8, 2012:
THOMAS McGREGOR, #7 TEAM DAIRY QUEEN / EXCLUSIVE MANAGEMENT INC
Finished Cooper Tire Winterfest Race 2 as P4 Started Race 3 in the fourth position and finished eighth
" First, I would like to thank my Andretti Autosport crew for all their hard work and always doing their best to help me both on and off the track. Also, thank you to Exclusive Management and Dairy Queen for all of the support. I am really happy to be racing with this team, it is definitely a dream come true. In the first race, I began fourth and had a pretty great start. Halfway through the race, it started drizzling a little bit and I was able to catch up. It was a really close finish and I was able to maintain fourth position. I started fourth again for the second race and ended up finishing in eighth. I learned a lot in the second race which will definitely help me in future races. Thank you to my coach Michael for all of his support. We have our work cut out for us, but I know it will be a great year."
SHELBY BLACKSTOCK, #8 TEAM STARSTRUCK
Started and finished Race 2 in the seventh position Finished the Cooper Tire Winterfest Race 3 in the fifth position, he started the race seventh
"The second day at Sebring International Raceway went well. In the first race we started seventh, but we went the wrong route on setup changes, so we remained in seventh position. The second race started better. We went back to a different setup package and that turned out really well. On the second to last lap, we were running down the two cars in front of us, but needed a little more time. If the race could have been a few laps longer, that would have been to our benefit. I would like to thank Andretti Autosport for all of their support and the awesome car they have given me. I'm looking forward to the rest of the season."