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Cadillac Racing’s O’Connell and Cooper Third and Fourth during St. Pete in PWC

Cadillac Racing’s O’Connell and Cooper Third and Fourth during St. Pete in PWC

O’Connell third and Cooper fourth






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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 Live streaming can noticed during The competition from St. Petersburg will be televised on a CBS Sports Network on Mar 20 during 12:00 p.m. ET.