CRP Racing Headline News
Skeen Places 6th in the debut of the Hawk Performance/CRP Racing Audi R8 LMS Ultra at Long Beach Grand Prix
Charlotte, NC - With less than one week to go before the Long Beach Grand Prix, two of CRP Racing's crew headed to Audi Sport customer racing in southern Indiana to pick up the newly purchased Audi R8 LMS Ultra & begin the long trek to California. Another CRP crew guy had already flown up to help convert it to Pirelli World Challenge specs, decal it and get a crash course in its operation from the Audi guys. After being 3rd fastest in practice, Mike Skeen placed 9th in qualifications. The CRP crew worked closely with Audi after that to work out a few bugs and get to know the newest member of the team.
It all worked out and Skeen was able to finish the Hawk Performance Audi R8's debut race in 6th place, claimed the 2nd fastest lap time of the race (behind Alex Figge's McLaren) and had the fastest lap time of all the Audi's competing in the race. CRP Racing was very pleased with the race weekend and are looking forward to the next World Challenge race at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, AL, April 25-27.
In the meantime, be sure to watch the Pirelli World Challenge Championships action from the Streets of Long Beach this Sunday, April 20th starting at 5:30 p.m. Eastern on NBC Sports Network.
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Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, CA - April 11-13
Barber Motorsports Park, AL - April 25-27
Chevy Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix, MI - May 30-June 1
Road America, WI - June 19-21
Honda Indy Toronto, Canada - July 18-20
Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio - August 1-3
Sonoma Grand Prix, CA - August 22-24
Miller Motorsports Park, UT - Sept. 2-3
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