Franck Wins Wild Monterey Race; Foss Earns MX-5 Cup Championship

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AWR would like to congratulate Christian Franck, who earned his first-ever race win in the SCCA Pro Racing Playboy Mazda MX-5 Cup race at Mazda Raceway Laguna and also Eric Foss who earned the MX-5 Cup Championship.

hristian Franck leads Todd Buras to the finish line at Mazda Raceway.
Christian Franck leads Todd Buras to the finish line at Mazda Raceway.

MONTEREY, Calif. (Oct. 20, 2008) – Christian Franck, of Simi Valley, Calif., survived a thrilling SCCA Pro Racing Playboy Mazda MX-5 Cup race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca to earn his first-ever race win. Todd Buras, of Melbourne, Fla., and Robert Huffmaster, of Clarkston, Mich., completed the podium. Finishing fourth, Eric Foss, of Fort Worth, Texas, claimed the 2008 Playboy Mazda MX-5 Cup Championship.

Franck’s wild ride began on the start, as he immediately shot past Huffmaster for fourth and found himself at the tail end of a four-car battle for the lead. Ahead of Franck, polesitter Foss was doing his best to hold off Brad Rampelberg and Buras. The constant side-by-side action in front of him allowed Franck to pick his spots, motoring past Buras on lap five and stealing second from Rampelberg a lap later. Continue reading “Franck Wins Wild Monterey Race; Foss Earns MX-5 Cup Championship”