Team press release
P.J. Groenke takes first place in Round 5 and 6
TORONTO, ON Ã¢â‚¬â€œ June 28, 2011 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ The Pfaff Castrol Motorsport team is thrilled to announce two first-place wins in the Castrol Canadian Touring Car Championship. P.J. Groenke raced the VW GTI — sponsored by Pfaff, Castrol and Verax.ca — to victory in Round Five and Round Six of the Touring Car Series this past weekend.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We are thrilled about GroenkeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s race results and are confident the team can continue this momentum throughout the season,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Christopher Pfaff, president and CEO of Pfaff Automotive Partners.
In Round Five, Groenke made a remarkable jump from 10th position to first place during a hectic start to the race. While several cars were damaged in both series, Groenke showcased his driving skills by avoiding a crash to move ahead of his competition and maintain the lead to the finish line.
In Round Six, Groenke held on to a first-place position from start to finish moving him up significantly on the seriesÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ points ladder. After Round Four, Groenke was in fifth position of the Touring Class standings and has now moved into third position.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“This was a perfect race weekend! The Pfaff, Castrol VW GTI, presented by Verax.ca performed perfectly thanks to my crew chief Sean Asselin,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Groenke. Ã¢â‚¬Å“I am very proud to race and work for Pfaff and look forward to the rest of the season.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The ChampionshipÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Round Seven and Eight will take place on July 8 to 10 at Honda Indy Toronto. To get the complete results of Round Five and Round Six, visit www.touringcar.ca.
Photos by Gary Grant of The Garage Blog