Cadillac Racing’s O’Connell and Cooper Third and Fourth during St. Pete in PWC
O’Connell third and Cooper fourth
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Cadillac Racing drivers Johnny O’Connell and Michael Cooper finished competition one of dual in third and fourth during a St. Petersburg Grand Prix presented by Cadillac in St. Pete.
O’Connell (Flowery Branch, Ga) started from a inside of a second quarrel in third position. Teammate Cooper (Syosset, N.Y.) took a immature from fifth. At a start of a 50-minute competition around 1.8-mile, 14 spin mutated travel march that encompasses a city streets of St. Petersburg and a runway during Albert Whitted Airport in ideal 73-degree continue a span slotted into third and fourth during a exit of Turn 1. The 20-car margin kept a competition immature a whole distance. When a mottled flew over a Cadillac twin they came to a line in third and fourth.
“That was tough work,” O’Connell said. “The fact that a competition went immature a whole stretch speaks to a turn of pushing talent in a series. we consider we got all out of a Pirelli tires today. With about 5 laps to go we was shifting a Cadillac ATS-V.R Coupe around flattering good. There are certain circuits that will fit a automobile and St. Pete is not unequivocally one of them. We will demeanour during a information and urge a automobile for tomorrow. The probability of sleet is in a foresee for Sunday, we consider we would acquire that variable.”
Cooper was astounded that there were no counsel flags.
“I was astounded that a competition went immature a whole way,” Cooper said. “At a start we only slid in behind Johnny. He was really clever in a opening laps. we was focused on holding caring of a tires during a race. we was expecting a counsel and a restart so we wanted to make certain we had some automobile left to take advantage of a redo. we am a small unhappy to start in eighth tomorrow, though a good outcome today. We will make a few changes to a ATS-V.R Coupe for Sunday.”
Based on their quick laps from competition one, O’Connell will start tomorrow’s competition from third and Cooper from eighth.
Round 4 of a Pirelli World Challenge Series will take to a streets of St. Petersburg tomorrow, Sunday, during 3:15 p.m. ET. Live timing and scoring can be found during worldchallenge.growsites.net. Live streaming can noticed during World-ChallengeTV.com. The competition from St. Petersburg will be televised on a CBS Sports Network on Mar 20 during 12:00 p.m. ET.