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SCCA: Borcheller, Galati Take World Challenge Wins atTrois-Rivieres

2 August 1998

TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec, Can. ( -- With a last-lap pass, Terry Borcheller earned his second World Challenge T1 Class victory of the season, topping Peter Cunningham by 0.266-second at the Trois-Rivieres street circuit, while Michael Galati scored his first win of the season in the T2 Class.

Borcheller, driving the No. 56 Home Improvement Saleen Mustang, started the 31-lap, 46.686-mile race second, and after holding the top spot for the first 13 laps, stalked Cunningham's No. 42 RealTime Racing/CompTech Acura NSX, looking for an opportunity to make his bid for the win.

"Terry (Borcheller) and I had a really good race today," said Cunningham. "He was faster in some parts of the track, and I was quicker in others ."

As the duo encountered traffic on the final lap, Borcheller dove to the inside of turn nine on the 10-turn, 1.506-mile circuit, passing Cunningham and holding him off to the checkered flag, while Neil Hannemann, in the No. 31 ViperSpeed Dodge Viper, finished third.

"My advantage over Peter (Cunningham) was coming out of the corners," said Borcheller. "Toward the end of the race my engine temperature was getting high, and then in the last two laps it was either go or blow ^ luckily it lasted and here I am."

In the T2 Class, teammates Galati and Pierre Kleinubing posted a 1-2 finish after starting the 30-lap, 45.18-mile contest on the front row.

From the green flag, the T2 Class battle was a duel between Galati's No. 44 RealTime Racing/CompTech Acura Integra and the No. 43 RealTime Racing/CompTech Integra R of Kleinubing. Kleinubing had the edge at the start and led the first 19 laps before Galati was able to slip past as they worked through traffic.

Once in the lead, Galati was there to stay, holding off Kleinubing by 0.445-second at the checkered flag, with Lance Stewart earning the final podium position.

"We had a really great run today," said Galati. "Pierre (Kleinubing) was tough .. really tough, and I was just able to get by him in turn four as we went through the traffic."


TROIS-RIVERES, Quebec, Can. -- Results from Saturday's 31-lap, 46.686-mile SCCA World Challenge combined T1 and T2 class race at the Trois-Rivieres street Circuit, with finishing position, starting position in parentheses, driver, hometown, class, car, laps and reason out.

  1. (2), Terry Borcheller, Pheonix, Ariz., T1, Saleen Mustang, 31.
  2. (1), Peter Cunningham, West Bend, Wis., T1, Acura NSX, 31.
  3. (3), Neil Hannemann, Livonia, Mich., T1, Dodge Viper, 31.
  4. (5), Jeff Conkel, Lincoln, Neb., T1, Porsche 911, 31.
  5. (6), Grant Carter, Stevens, Md., T1, Chevrolet Camaro, 31.
  6. (10), Reese Cox, Marietta, Ga., T1, Chevrolet Corvette, 30.
  7. (8), Alfred DuPont, Kennett Square, Pa., T1, BMW M3, 30.
  8. (19), Michael Galati, North Olmsted, Ohio, T2, Acura Integra R, 30.
  9. (18), Pierre Kleinubing, Erexim, Brazil, T2, Acura Integra R, 30.
 10. (22), Lance Stewart, Jupiter, Fla., T2, Acura Integra R, 30.
 11. (11), Bob Sheisser, Brookfield, Conn., T1, Ford Mustang, 30.
 12. (20), Walter Puckett, Shelby, N.C., T2, Saturn SC, 30.
 13. (21), Will turner, Newburyport, Mass., T2, BMW 328, 30.
 14. (32), Alain Chebeir, Pelham, N.Y., T2, BMW 328is, 30.
 15. (15), Peter Polli, Mendon, Vt., T1, Chevrolet Corvette, 29.
 16. (33), Johannes van Overbeek, Pleasanton, Calif., T2, BMW 328is, 29.
 17. (12), Pierre Bareil, Cap Madeleine, Can., T1, Ford Mustang LX, 29.
 18. (26), Stephan Taran, Quebec, Can., T2, VW Golf, 29.
 19. (7), Thomas Safar II, Point Pleasant, N.J., T1, Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1, 28.
 20. (14), Jacques Rivard, Des Chanbeault, Can., T1, Porsche 911, 28.
 21. (27), Fred Meyer, Dallas, Texas, T2, Acura Integra R, 28.
 22. (23), Brian Wade, Newfields, N.H., T2, BMW 328, 27.
 23. (24), David Rosenblum, Langhorne, Pa., T2, Saturn SC, 24, Mech.
 24. (17), Bernard LeBlanc, Quebec, Can., T1, Porsche 968, 24, Mech.
 25. (4), Ron Johnson, Wayzata, Minn., T1, Saleen Mustang, 22, Crash.
 26. (25), Mark Reed, London, UK, T2, Oldsmobile Achieva, 22, Crash.
 27. (13), Renald Hemelin, Trois-Rivieres, Can., T1, Eagle Talon, 22.
 28. (9), Benoit Theetge, Quebec, Can., T1, Porsche 911, 19, Mech.
 29. (16), Cliff Nystedt, Watermill, N.Y., T1, Chevrolet Corvette, 15, Crash.
 30. (29), Hugh Stewart, Massipequa, N.Y., T2, VW Jetta, 11, Mech.
 31. (30), Yan Tom, New York, N.Y., T2, VW Jetta, 11, Mech.
 32. (31), Hugh Plumb, Chadds Ford, Pa., T2, BMW 328is, 0, Crash.
 33. (28), Steve Lisa, Scottsdale, Ariz., T2, Oldsmobile Achieva, 0, DNS.

T1 Class time of race: 40 minutes, 48.508 seconds.
T1 Class average speed: 68.641 miles-per-hour
T1 Class margin of victory: 0.266-second
T1 Class fastest race lap: Peter Cunningham, 1:12.828 (74.443 mph)
T1 Class lap leaders: laps 1-13, Borcheller; laps 14-30, Cunningham; lap 31,
Borcheller.

T2 Class time of race: 41 minutes, 29.579 seconds.
T2 Class average speed: 65.331 miles-per-hour
T2 Class margin of victory: 0.445-second
T2 Class fastest race lap: Michael Galati, 1:16.817 (70.578 mph)
T2 Class lap leaders: laps 1-19, Kleinubing; laps 20-30, Galati.


SCCA World Challenge T1 Class Drivers' Championship Point Standings - Six Race Total 1, Terry Borcheller, Saleen Mustang, 146 2, Peter Cunningham, Acura NSX, 141 3, Ron Johnson, Saleen Mustang, 141 4, Neil Hannemann, Dodge Viper, 96 5, Jeff Conkel, Porsche 911, 87 6, Chris Wiehle, Chevrolet Corvette, 82 7, Reese Cox, Chevrolet Corvette, 75 8, David Schardt, Toyota Supra Turbo, 73 9, Paul Brown, Ford Mustang Cobra R, 71 10, Bobby Archer, Dodge Viper, 65 11, Thomas Safar II, Corvette ZR-1, 65 12, Alfred DuPont, BMW M3, 64 13, Grant Carter, Chevrolet Camaro, 51 14, David Farmer, Chevrolet Camaro, 48 15, Walter Dethier, Ford Mustang Cobra R, 47 16, Walter M. Swick, BMW M3, 43 17, Jeff Demetri, Ford Mustang, 40 18, Randy Roatch, Porsche 911, 38 19, Bill Cooper, Chevrolet Corvette Z-R1, 34 20, Pierre Bareil, Ford Mustang LX, 33 21, Scotty B. White, Chevrolet Corvette Z-R1, 32 22, Peter Polli, Chevrolet Corvette, 30 23, Stuart Jones, Pontiac Firebird, 20 24, Pete Halsmer, Acura NSX, 20 25, Jerry Isaacson, Porsche 911 RSR, 20 26, Cliff Nystedt, Chevrolet Corvette, 20 27, Kenneth Lubash, Chevrolet Camaro, 19 28, Rick Polk, Porsche 911, 19 29, Bob Sheisser, Ford Mustang, 18 30, Tom Baker, Eagle Talon, 17 31, Dennis Petersen, Chevrolet Corvette, 17 32, Pat Nowak, Mustang Cobra, 14 33, Bob Schiesser, Ford Mustang, 14 34, Jacques Rivard, Porsche 911, 14 35, Michael Pettiford, Chevrolet Camaro, 14 36, Bernard LeBlanc, Porsche 968, 13 37, Guy Pine Pavageau, Chevrolet Camaro, 12 38, Steve Marshall, Porsche RSR, 12 39, Darren Law, Ford Mustang, 12 40, Bruce Kalin, Chevrolet Camaro, 11 41, Renald Hemelin, Eagle Talon, 11 42, Benoit Theetge, Porsche 911, 10 43, Tim Allen, Saleen Mustang, 9 44, Kim Baker, Chevrolet Corvette Z-R1, 9 45, Doug Johnson, Chevrolet Corvette, 8
SCCA World Challenge T2 Class Drivers' Championship Point Standings - Six Race Total 1 Michael Galati, Acura Integra R, 166 2, Pierre Kleinubing, Acura Integra R, 149 3, Lance Stewart, Acura Integra R, 147 4, Johannes van Overbeek, BMW 328is, 138 5, Hugh Plumb, BMW 328is, 121 6, Alain Chebeir, BMW 328is, 119 7, Mark Reed, Oldsmobile Achieva, 99 8, David Rosenblum, Saturn SC, 95 9, Will turner, BMW 328, 94 10, Walter Puckett, Saturn SC, 93 11, Taz E. Harvey, Honda Prelude, 88 12, Chuck Hemmingson, Pontiac Sunfire, 74 13, Fred Meyer, Acura Integra R, 65 14, Brad Creger, Acura Integra R, 62 15, Steve Lisa, Oldsmobile Achieva, 59 16, Jeff McMillin, BMW 328is, 58 17, Brian Wade, BMW 328, 34 18, Michael Sturm, Honda Prelude, 33 19, Jim Lovett, BMW 328i, 30 20, Hugh Stewart, VW Jetta, 30 21, David Bruener, Honda Prelude, 21 22, Chris Reinke, Ford Contour, 19 23, Stephan Taran, VW Golf, 18 24, Charlie Downs, Mazda RX-7, 15 25, Dino Hamilton, Dodge Neon, 14 26, Tom Kelly, VW GTI, 14 27, Yan Tom, VW Jetta, 12 28, Fred Pignataro, Contour SVT, 12 29, Alex Krugman, Mazda RX-7, 11 30, Dick Reed, Pontiac Sunfire, 11 31, Manny Matz, Mazda RX-7, 10 32, A.J. Frank, Honda Acord, 9 33, Grant Lockwood, BMW3, 8 34, Walter Markes Jr., BMW 325is, 7 35, Richard Ellinger, Mercedes-Benz, 5 36, Denny Baglier, Mazda MX6, 3