Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Porter Race Cars Wins Desert Series Championship

The CATTRAC Porter Race Cars team clinches Desert Series Championship Baja 1000

The CATTRAC Porter Race Cars team, piloted by the team of Billy and Dave Gasper, has clinched the 2007 Class 1 overall Desert Series points championship. Finishing the famed Baja 1000 with a strong 10th overall and 5th in class, the team has battled through a field near 40 cars during the six races that comprise the SCORE series. Billy and Dave Gasper have won points championships twice prior, and have both won the Baja 1000 twice. Crew chief and Porter Race Cars founder, Danny Porter has won points championships and won the Baja 1000 twice as a driver and twice as crew chief for Rod Muller.This means a lot to us both as racers and as fabricators. We race what we build. This has been a tough win for us, we had a lot of great competition throughout the year at every race. This is our first year for my brother and I racing in Class 1 and we love it! stated the elated Billy Gasper.When asked about the race Billy replied, It was no walk in the park. We rolled just outside of the Bay of LA and it took Scott a while to get the car righted with no help. We had a few flat tires, and lighting became a big factor between the roll and all the mud. I know at one point we were back in 9th, but the car ran great, we could have done another 1300 miles! We didn't know where we stood until after we crossed the line. I drove as fast as I could the last part of the race. We won by one pointCrew chief Danny Porter commented; I knew we could do it. We had the right team, equipment, and drivers. I especially want thank CATTRAC and all of our sponsors, we couldn't have done it without them.Check out team CATTRAC Porter Race Car's website for race results, photos and video of the Baja 1000 at

The CATTRAC / Porter Race Cars team are sponsored by:CATTRAC Construction, Good Year Tires, Porter Race Cars, Kartek, Sol Tek Light Systems, Kroyer Racing Engines, King Shocks, Pro Am Racing Products, Sunset Sign Design, Beard Seats, The Converter Shop, Dirt Bagz

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