Return from Roebling Road Raceway

The MINI of Charleston racing team returned home from Roebling Road Raceway, their last ’05 season regular season race, with another victory and another Championship in hand. Driving the team’s new ’05 MINI Cooper S, Robbie Davis won the Showroom Stock “C” race at the SARRC (South Atlantic Road Racing Championship) Invitational. Robbie’s win finished off a perfect SARRC season for him with 8 starts, 7 poles and 8 victories. Rob drove the MINI to a 48 second victory over the Dodge Neon of Paul Gauzens of Atlanta , Georgia . Rob thanked his sponsors, MINI of Charleston , MINI USA, Mini Mania and Kumho Tires for their great support, leading to an undefeated rookie season. Although it sounds like a cake-walk at year end, the season provided the first year driver plenty of challenges as Customs and EPA waivers expiring forced Robbie to drive 4 different cars to victory during the year. “It is a real tribute to Rob’s natural ability to be able to adjust to 4 different cars and still dominate”, said proud father and fellow team race driver Brad Davis. “Rob had never been in the new ‘05 MINI Cooper S until the first qualifying session. By the 2nd session he was within .4 seconds of my SCCA National pole qualifying speed in the spring Roebling Road National.”

During the off season the new red MINI Cooper S will be on display in the showroom MINI of Charleston . In the first 3 starts this new car won 2 pole positions, came in 1st place in the SARRC Invitational, 3rd at the VIR National and 6th in the SCCA National Championship last month at Mid-Ohio. The team will be arm wrestling to figure which Davis will be driving in the SCCA National Series next season. “We have a firm commitment from Kumho Tires that next season we will be on the faster Kumho 710 tires. We look for another very successful season.”

Brad will be heading to Italy for the International John Cooper Challenge Final, pitting MINI drivers from all over the world against each other for the first ever International Challenge Championship. Brad will be one of two drivers representing the USA at the Misano track outside San Marino .

For more information contact Brad Davis @ 843 402-6551 or brad.davis@hendrickauto.com

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