July 6, 2008 Pooler, Georgia – Being flexible is an important thing for an amateur racing team. After changing plans at least three times, the MINI of Charleston Racing team was able to get driver Robbie Davis in the car and on the track for both races in the South East Division (SEDiv) Double National this weekend at 2.0 mile Roebling Road Raceway. A change in Rob’s business commitments allowed him to get dropped off at Interstate 95 in Pooler, Georgia, get picked up by a waiting “street” MINI Cooper and then rushed to the track in time to run Saturday’s 45 mile SCCA National Championship event. After missing both Qualifying sessions on Friday and Saturday morning, Robbie was forced to start at the back of the field. Rob quickly picked his way through the field and was soon the top running showroom stock car in the multi-class race. When a summer thunderstorm started dumping rain on some parts of the track, Rob showed his car control skills and never made a mistake, taking the SSB win. At times it was raining hard in turns 2, 3 and 9 and dry in turns 1 and 4-8.
Sunday morning, a rare and minor crew mistake spoiled the chance at a qualifying spot for Sunday’s race and Rob was again forced to start at the rear of the field. He again surgically worked his way through the field and 23 laps later had his second win of the weekend and sole possession of first place in the SEDiv points championship. With only one more SEDiv race remaining, but a few out of region race opportunities, the points battle between Rob and Mike Scoravacchi of Manheim , Pa. is not yet completed.
Rob’s new full time position on the Sprint NASCAR fan experience trailer will leave plans for the final SEDiv race, The South Carolina Grand Prix race at Kershaw , SC in August and the SCCA National Championship Runoffs in Topeka KS., during October, up in the air.
For further information or additional photos, contact Brad Davis at 843 402-6551 or firstname.lastname@example.org