Sports Car: Gdovic Dominates Podium at VIR
Danville, VA. – Coming off his impressive NASCAR Xfinity Series finish at Watkins Glen International earlier this month, Brandon Gdovic took charge of the podium at Virginia International Raceway over the weekend. The 23-year-old driver from Yorktown, Va. finished 1st in Rounds 4 and 5, then finished 2nd in Round 6 of the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Series Gallardo AM division. It was Gdovic’s first career start at the venerable 17-turn, 3.27-mile road circuit near the Virginia-North Carolina state line. His No. 46 Lamborghini Gallardo was fielded by Mitchum Motorsports of Virginia Beach, Va., and sponsored by American Messaging, LLC and ComServe Verizon Wireless.
A drive-through penalty after a slight pit crew miscue kept Gdovic from winning Round 6 and thus sweeping the weekend. After the costly penalty, he relentlessly cut the deficit on the leader to fewer than five seconds before running out of laps. The weekend’s two victories and runner-up finish at VIR moved Gdovic into a tie with defending World Champion Jake Rattenbury for 2nd-place in the Gallardo division point standings.
“Thanks to Chris Mitchum and the entire Mitchum Motorsports team for providing me with a great Lamborghini for the weekend,” said Gdovic, whose ever-growing racing resume includes success in four levels of NASCAR racing, plus in the ARCA, INEX and IMSA series. “They executed a test session on Friday, ran two races on Saturday and one Sunday, and did a great job from start to finish. We had a successful weekend, and I’m very thankful to American Messaging and ComServe Verizon Wireless, our sponsors for the VIR event.
“Even after the pass-through penalty, I tried my best to give the team a three-race sweep of victories, but I needed a few more laps to catch the leader in Round 6. I’m looking forward to the next race at the Circuit of the America in Texas on the weekend of Sept. 17-19.”
Highlights from all three rounds of the VIR race weekend will be televised from 8-9 p.m. (ET)Wednesday, September 9 on CBS Sports Network.
To keep up with Brandon Gdovic visit Brandon Gdovic Racing on Facebook, @BrandonGdovic on Twitter or visit the his website at www.brandongdovic.com.
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