[home][rumors and news][model release matrix][dealer network][desktop calendar][exhaust notes][tov forums][links][search][sponsors][garage][login]

Tire Rack Upgrade Garage
 Search for a Dealer:
 Canadian Flag US Flag
 Honda Acura
 ZIP  
Acura
There are currently no active Acura promotions
Honda
There are currently no active Honda promotions
Road & Track dyno tests 9th gen Accord V6 MT vs 2018 Accord 2.0T 10AT
More.......................
2018 Acura RLX Arrives in Showrooms with Striking Redesign
More.......................
American Honda Reports Sales Figures for October 2017
More.......................
Second-Generation NSX “Dream Project” by ScienceofSpeed to Debut at SEMA
More.......................
Honda Reveals their Sports EV Concept
More.......................
Watch Live: Honda Reveals their Sports EV Concept at the Tokyo Motor Show
More.......................
American Honda reports strong sales numbers for September 2017
More.......................
Honda will be showing a Sports EV Concept at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show
More.......................
Repair and Maintenance --> Re: Tough Brake Job - TL SH-AWD
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: G70: Korean Entry-level Luxury domination on the rise?
Join Discussion......
Civic --> Re: Sonic Grey CTR
Join Discussion......
Strictly Technical --> Re: Krell audio system
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Why is Acura being so quiet?
Join Discussion......
Accord --> Re: 2018 Accord Sport - Sport Mode on CVT but not 6MT?
Join Discussion......
Professional Motorsports --> F1 - 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: The Tesla semi truck is pure fantasy. Look at the numbers
Join Discussion......
Accord --> Re: 2.0T is up on the Honda US website
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> It All Started With A Silver ‘86 Accord LX 4-Door
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: Honda to halve electric cars' charging time to 15 minutes
Join Discussion......
Audio & Electronics --> Re: Sony XBR65A1E for $3500 + sales tax
Join Discussion......
Fuel Cell Technology --> Re: 16 more H2 stations will be online soon
Join Discussion......
Fuel Cell Technology --> Nikola Motor
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: Jaguar E-Pace
Join Discussion......
RealTime Laguna Seca Results
 Date: October 19, 2004 18:41
 Submitted by:  RyanDL
 Source: RealTime Press Release
 Credibility Rating: Not Specified


Kleinubing Fourth at Monterey
-Absent Plumb Finishes Third in Title Chase -

October 17, 2004 – Monterey, California

Three-time SPEED World Challenge Touring Car champion Pierre Kleinubing led 21 of the 26 laps in today’s season finale race at Laguna Seca, but finished fourth to secure an uncharacteristic seventh place in the yearend Driver’s points.

Kleinubing held a narrow lead over eventual race winner Jeff Altenburg when his RealTime Racing A-SPEC equipped Acura TSX slipped on the sandy and damp racing surface in Turn 11, allowing three cars to get by.

“It was just an error,” Kleinubing said, “and I feel bad for Brian Pillar, my crew chief, and all the RealTime Racing crew who worked so hard to get us on the pole for the race and lead all but a few laps – the laps that counted the most. I know we could have held off Jeff.”

Matt Plumb, the 2003 season Rookie of the Year, kept his third place in the points without being at the race. Instead, he and his wife were at home in Rhode Island, awaiting the birth of their first child.

His seat in RealTime’s second Acura TSX was capably filled by Ken Dobson, an opponent of the RealTime team in previous years, who qualified 15th on his home track and worked his way through the field to finish seventh.

Nick Esayian and team newcomer Chip Herr drove the team’s two Acura RSX cars. Esayian scored a 17th place in his Datamine/Total Trolley-sponsored RSX to finish 18th in the season points. Herr started 17th but a mishap with another car dropped him to 27th at the finish.

In qualifying, Kleinubing roared around the 2.238-mile circuit on the Monterey Peninsula at a record average speed of 81.993mph to take the Air Force Reserve pole position, almost a half-second faster than his nearest competitor.

“The A-SPEC Acura TSX is the first four-door sedan RealTime has raced in World Challenge,” said Pillar, “but the team’s 17 years of experience preparing Hondas and Acuras for racing gave us the knowledge to make this car a winner in its first season. This is one very hot sedan.”

Plumb put the TSX into the winner’s circle at Mid-Ohio, its third race, and again at Mosport. Kleinubing recorded the TSX’s other two wins at Portland and Road Atlanta. Plumb was on the pole at both Mid-Ohio and Portland, and this weekend Kleinubing scored the 26th pole qualifying spot of his exemplary World Challenge series career.

Acura, with only one full-time team in the World Challenge series, finished second to BMW for the Manufacturers Championship.

The RealTime Racing Touring Cars are sponsored by the Acura Division of American Honda, A-SPEC Performance Parts, Red Line Oil, Eibach Springs, BOSCH, Sparco, Hella, Brembo, Hawk Performance, and Acura Genuine Parts.

http://www.realtimerl.com

Last edited by RyanDL on October 19, 2004 18:41

Click Here to Submit Your Comments

Viewing Threshold (What is this?)

[fancy] [flat] [simple]
Subject Thread Originator Replies Last Post
  What happened to the other TSX teams?
JMU R1 0
2018 Acura RLX PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
TOV First Drive: 2018 Honda Accord
Read Article....................
2018 Honda Accord Specifications and Features (FINAL)
Read Article....................
2018 Honda Accord Hybrid PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
2018 Accord Touring 2.0T PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
2018 Accord Touring 1.5T PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
Contact TOV | Submit Your Article | Submit Your Link | Advertise | TOV Shop | Events | Our Sponsors | TOV Archives
Copyright © 2017 Velocitech Inc. All information contained herein remains the property of Velocitech Inc.
The Temple of VTEC is not affiliated with American Honda Motor Co., Inc. TOV Policies and Guidelines - Credits - Privacy Policy