Tooele, Utah -- Todd Lamb and Ryan Winchester finished on the podium in all three Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car races at Miller Motorsports Park this weekend. The strong results place them second and third in the World Challenge driver standings. Shea Holbrook notched solid top-five results in each race, putting the TrueCar pilot in fifth place in the overall TC standings.
"I'm really pleased with our results this weekend," said Crew Chief Enrico Diano. "We've moved up on Cooper's Mazda3, despite the series still being behind the ball on ensuring they have data from all the cars."
Indeed, the World Challenge technical staff is still struggling with ensuring their boost monitoring system works with any reliability. "We're quite concerned that what we see in terms of on-track performance from the VWs and Mazda isn't finding its way to the technical department," noted Team Principal Karl Thomson. "I'm concerned that we don't have a level playing field, and the series' lack of data means they can't move forward with rules changes. Given that we're nearly half-way through the season, I'm really disappointed we don't have any reliable data points the series can use to do some performance balancing. If you watch the in-car videos the VW drove away from our cars like they were standing still, so we're clearly very far off from having any level of parity."
"We don't want to come in here and blow everyone's doors off," Thomson continued. "We were last year's Champions and we'd like the opportunity to defend that fairly. But at the moment, the forced induction cars have a distinct advantage, and I hope the series will get their house in order soon."