The Fast Track Racing/Classic BMW team secured more podium finishes Friday and Saturday at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in the intense Pirelli GT4 America sports car competition with the BMW M4 GT4 machines in the 60-minute, two-driver doubleheader races.
The fast 2.459-mile, 10-turn historic CTMP (formerly Mosport Park) track always proves to be a tough circuit for the drivers, but a popular tour stop in the Blancpain GT World Challenge series.
In Friday’s late afternoon GT4 SprintX race, Justin Raphael and Stevan McAleer piloted the No. 29 Raphael & Associates/Classic BMW BMW M4 GT4 to a runner-up position in the GT4 SprintX East Pro-Am division in the 40-lap contest. The Raphael/McAleer combination won the GT4 SprintX Pro-Am and SprintX East class event last month at VIRginia International Raceway.
Battling for the GT4 SprintX East point lead at CTMP, the Raphael/McAleer team needed valuable points in both 60-minute GT4 SprintX races this weekend. In addition to scoring second to the KrugSpeed pair of Anthony Geraci and Elivan Goulart Friday, the No. 29 BMW M4 GT4 also placed fourth in Saturday’s GT4 SprintX feature for the East Pro-Am category.
“We were hoping to capture more wins this weekend at CTMP,” said Toby Grahovec, Fast Track Racing team manager and driver. “We just missed out to repeat the VIR success, but we’ll take the podium finishes, collect our important points and prepare for our next event. The CTMP course is fun, but tough on a driver and team. Taking more podiums keeps us in the hunt for the series championships now.”
Grahovec and his driving partner Chris Ormacht recorded two separate podiums in the No. 92 VETS Indexes/Classic BMW BMW M4 GT4 car this weekend.
On Friday, the Grahovec/Ohmacht duo drove to third place in the GT4 SprintX Pro-Am national division in the 40-lap, 60-minute race. Then they returned on Saturday with a second-place performance to another BMW M4 GT4 squad of Sean Quinlan and Greg Liefooghe.
The Fast Track Racing organization now returns to his Plano, Tex., headquarters and prepares for the next Pirelli GT America competition set for June 7-9 at Sonoma Raceway in northern California.
About Fast Track Racing/CLASSIC BMW:
Fast Track Racing is located at the Classic BMW headquarters in Plano, Tex., north of Dallas. Fast Track Racing has capturednumerous race events over the past decade and was recently awarded the BMW Sports Trophy award as the Top BMW Racing Team worldwide in 2018. It marked the first time an American racing organization has captured the prestigious award. In addition, the Fast Track Racing also won the Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car Team championship led by Karl Wittmer, Matt Travis and Jayson Clunie in BMW M235iR cars. Toby Grahovec and Chris Ohmacht won two GTS Am SprintX division races in 2018 and finished third in the SprintX final points in the new BMW M4 GT4 sports car. Classic BMW heads up the BMW customer racing program in North America, with customer-built cars and has already captured a 2016 Touring Car driver’s title with Grahovec and the BMW M235iR car. The BMW M235iR racing sedan also won the Touring Car manufacturer’s championship in 2017 and 2018. Fast Track Racing will campaign BMW M240iR and BMW M4 GT4 machines in 2019.