Courtney and Wittmer Turn Out Four Top-Ten Finishes
St. Petersburg, Florida –The Woodhouse Performance Team put up some respectable numbers in the World Challenge 2010 season opener on the Streets of St. Petersburg with four top-ten finishes. Jeff Courtney in the No. 99 Kenda Tires/Woodhouse/Dodge finished 10th after a 12th place start in the first round on Saturday. On Sunday, on the second round of the WC season, Courtney moved up the field to finish 9th after again starting in the 12th position. Teammate Kuno Wittmer made an impressive debut with a 6th place start on both Saturday and Sunday, he maintained his position to finish in 6th on Saturday, and improved on it on Sunday, finishing in 5th. Wittmer has racked up 155 points in the Championship race, Courtney has earned 124.
The WC season opened on the sunny streets of St. Petersburg with a crowded field. This year the series has included all three divisions, GT, GTS, and TC, in one race. “With the new added twist of all three classes running together, sometimes traffic is you friend, sometimes not, but at the end of the day you just hope it all balances out,” said Courtney.
“It was great to be back in the car,” said Courtney, who has not been behind the wheel of a racecar since October of 2009. “Thanks to the Woodhouse Performance Team for getting these cars ready on very short notice,” said Courtney. “St. Pete is a great event, with a lot of 2nd gear turns, we struggled all weekend to get the power down.”
Wittmer was also pleased with the season opener, “This is a great start to the season; the Woodhouse Performance Team did a great job getting the cars ready for both races. We were reliable, fast and consistent on this tight, tricky street course.”
The Woodhouse Performance Team has a short break before their next race in Long Beach, California, April 16-18, 2010.
Courtney, Wittmer and the Woodhouse Performance Team would like to thank the Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park again for their support and hospitality.
Watch the exciting Streets of St. Petersburg races, round 1 and 2, on VERSUS on April 18, 2010, 2 pm – 3:30 pm, after the initial broadcast, you can catch the racing action at www.world-challengeTV.com . Follow round 3 on www.world-challenge.com
on April 16-18, 2010.