[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
This 2019 Acura RDX A-Spec is wearing an exclusive new shade of blue
More.......................
2019 Pilot gets upgraded with standard LED headlights and "Telematics"
More.......................
Sources: 2019 HR-V adds Sport trim, loses 6MT option
More.......................
All-new 2019 Acura RDX Makes Road Debut as Official Vehicle of Rally Cycling Alongside NSX Supercar
More.......................
Clarity Electric still available for $199/month lease, but down payment has increased $600
More.......................
Driving impressions: Hondata's FlashPro for the FK8 Civic Type R
More.......................
American Honda Reports April Sales Results
More.......................
Honda reveals Everus EV Concept at Beijing International Auto Show
More.......................
Sales Experiences --> Re: Questions regarding: lease, then buy option
Join Discussion......
Integra --> 95 GSR vs. $230,000 McLaren
Join Discussion......
RDX --> Re: 2019 RDX Trim Levels
Join Discussion......
Integra --> 95 GSR vs. $230,000 McLaren
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Electronic rear view mirrors - one thing I don't like
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: Tesla - facts behind the mirage
Join Discussion......
Civic --> Re: 2019 Civic MMC rumors?
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: My NSX video
Join Discussion......
RDX --> RDX trim levels
Join Discussion......
Professional Motorsports --> Re: F1 - 2018 Monaco Grand Prix
Join Discussion......
Professional Motorsports --> Re: Moto GP Spoiler
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: Genesis G70 - Everyday Reviews
Join Discussion......
NSX --> Re: 2020 NSX Type-R
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Porsche Macan S weight distro: 56.7/43.3
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: Electricity Supplies tight in Calimestan
Join Discussion......
RealTime Denver Results
 Date: August 15, 2006 15:09
 Submitted by:  RyanDL
 Source: RealTime Press Release
 Credibility Rating: Not Specified


August 13, 2006 Ė Denver, Colorado

You had to assume there was a wicked-good SCCA SPEED Touring Car race brewing when RealTime Acura driver Pierre Kleinubing qualified on the pole for the Grand Prix of Denver event by only 0.025 seconds over teammate Brandon Davis.

Qualifying drama, however, paled in comparison to the race finish. Several minutes after the checkered flag fell, series officials determined that Davis had secured his first professional victory by the narrowest margin in World Challenge history, 0.005 seconds over teammate and 2005 Denver race winner Eric Curran.

Kleinubingís third place finish, just 0.632 seconds out of the lead, resulted in the first Winnerís Circle sweep for the RealTime Acuras since the season finale in 1999 at Laguna Seca.

Davis, the 2005 Touring Car Rookie-of-the-Year and a rising junior at the University of Denver, has now become the youngest winner in the 17-year history of the World Challenge at 20 years, 268 days. This was his first podium finish in 21 race starts and he jumped from sixth to fourth on the season points chart.

The 30-lap race on the 1.657-mile temporary circuit on the streets of Denver, was dominated by Davis, Curran and Kleinubing, who held the top three positions throughout, but rarely in the same order. Their battle could have been tougher if the fastest Mazda of second-in-points Randy Pobst and fourth-in-points Audi driver Chip Herr hadn't come together in Turn 1 on the first lap. Pobst dropped back a few spots as a result of the altercation, but Herr got the worst of it and was forced to the pits for suspension repairs.

Kleinubing kept his Acura Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles-sponsored TSX in the lead for the first three laps until Curran, who saw Davis and his TSX were already occupied with trying to move ahead of Kleinubing, passed both of them to put his Acura RSX into the lead.

Curran held the point with his mirrors full of RealTime orange & white teammates until lap 19 when Davis pulled off a successful pass under braking for the 180-degree Turn 9.

Following the raceís second full course yellow, Davis stretched out a relatively large 0.021-second margin over Curran, who had 0.566 seconds over Kleinubing. Neither of the veteran RTR drivers showed interest in giving the kid a break in front of his hometown cheering section.

Curran regained the point on lap 26, passing in the same place where he had lost the lead, and held it until he and Davis engaged in a rolling start drag race out of Turn 9 to the checkered flag, swapping paint as they went.

RealTime team owner Peter Cunningham qualified his TSX ninth fastest and finished in seventh place, only 3.482 seconds out of the lead. Cunningham remains third in the Drivers points at 137, trailing the 167 points for Mazda driver Randy Pobst, and 195 for Kleinubing.

More importantly, the 1-2-3 Acura finish enhanced Acuraís Manufacturers' Championship points lead from six to 13, after six of ten rounds.

Nick Esayian qualified his RSX 14th quickest in the 22-car field. In the race he survived a number of bump and run incidents, and worked his way back through the pack to wind up 11th, his first time all season out of the top 10. For the second straight year in Denver, Esayian and RealTime hosted a group from the 10th Special Operations Group, representing the Special Operations Warrior Fund. The fund provides for the families of fallen special-ops soldiers from four branches of the U.S. military. It is always a humbling experience to be in the presence of these brave soldiers and their family members, but on this day they also raised the teamís spirits with their loud cheers supporting the efforts of the RealTime Acura crew!

The two RealTime transporters were loaded and on the road within three hours of the checkered flag in Denver Sunday evening. The eleven hundred mile journey direct to Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin will be completed Tuesday, giving the team a few short days to prepare the cars. The race will be held this Saturday at 430p CDT at the famed Road America circuit, not far from RTRís Saukville home outside Milwaukee.

The Denver race will air on the Speed Channel on a tape-delayed basis on August 19 at 100p EDT.

RealTime Racing is sponsored by Acura and Acura Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles, Red Line Oil, Eibach Springs, buyBrakes.com, Sparco, Hawk Performance, Brembo, BOSCH, A-SPEC, Memphis Car Audio, Valley Graphix, Total Auto Body, Enkei, PACT and A-YES.


http://www.realtimerl.com






Last edited by RyanDL on August 15, 2006 15:18

Click Here to Submit Your Comments

Viewing Threshold (What is this?)

[fancy] [flat] [simple]
Subject Thread Originator Replies Last Post
  What a finish!
BigDoggie 0
  Changing Impressions
ebno 0
  RealTime Results
Mechanic 4
  No Photo-Finish pictures?
Bustanovich 2
Photo Gallery - Some other cars from 2019 NYIAS
Read Article....................
TOV Video: 2019 Acura RDX Walk-around with LPL Steve Hansen
Read Article....................
TOV Photo Gallery: 2018 North American International Auto Show
Read Article....................
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....................
Contact TOV | Submit Your Article | Submit Your Link | Advertise | TOV Shop | Events | Our Sponsors | TOV Archives
Copyright © 2018 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
29