Victory at the Classic 24 Hour for SRE Driver Scott Turner!

November 15, 2015 - It was a quite a first race for Scott Turner and his 1966 Shelby GT350 Mustang, affectionately named "Ramsey", at the Daytona Classic 24 Hour.  Running in the A-3 category, Scott dominated the field winning handily and placing 4th overall in the group!  A steady drive and four trouble-free race stints resulted in victory by more than 4 laps over the second place finisher.  

The beautiful blue and white number 13 car drew lots of attention from fans and fellow racers due to its period authentic restoration and the sound of the Ted Wenz built engine. Body trim, color scheme, graphics and interior all reflect the car's heritage exactly as it was raced in the early 1970's in SCCA as a B Production racecar.  Back in the day, it won three South East Division SCCA titles and now, at Daytona, "Ramsey" has returned to victory lane in convincing fasion!

 

The race weekend was virtually trouble free for Scott and Ted Wenz's SRE team.  The Thursday practice sessions went smoothly and Scott quickly found the pace.  A convincing win in the Group 3 sprint race on Friday showed the car had the pace to win the feature event provided it could last all four one hour stints which make up the Classic 24 hour race.  A solid drive in the first race on Saturday gave Scott a lead of over 1 minute by race end.  The first of two night runs saw Scott extend his lead to over two full laps.  Pit stops by the SRE crew went smoothly and by the start of the last race Sunday morning, Scott had a 3 lap cushion with which to work.  A heady drive (plus a couple of flyer laps) and excellent teamwork earned Scott and Savannah Race Engineering the A-3 Classic 24 hr Title!  

Ride along with Scott in the Sunday morning race HERE