Accumoto Motorsports' Mark White continues string of podiums at Petit Le Mans
Posted (09/29/2006) -
With a total of 5 podium finishes out of 6 starts, Mark White wrapped up the inaugural IMSA Lites series in Atlanta. Mark was in the hunt for the championship all season in spite of being chased by a series of unfortunate events. "Although we have been down on power all season long, we came into this weekend with great momentum from our back to back seconds at Road America. The confidence we developed there helped us fight to third place in round 9."
Ultimately it was the proverbial 10 cent part that took White's
Accumoto Motorsport/ThrottleThreads.com West WR 1000 out of round 10 resulting in a fifth place finish in the L2 drivers championship. "My teamate Randy (Alexander) and I fought hard for this all season and I am pleased with our results. I would have rather won the whole thing of course, but in light of the obstacles we overcame, I feel we put forth an awesome first year effort! To nip at the heels of the factory and the PVM guys makes a strong statement for the Accumoto team and I want to thank my Crew Chief Jimmy Bach and Race Engineer Jacob Heiden for that. I am looking forward to 2007!"
IMSA lites L2 Drivers Championship Points (top 8)
Dan McBreen (PVM Racing) 152
Duncan Ende (West Factory) 118
Robby Card (PVM Racing) 104
Eric Vassian (PVM Racing) 99
Mark White (Accumoto) 95
Alex Gonzalez (ActiveServ) 89
Randy Alexander (Accumoto) 83
Tom McGlynn (West Factory) 65
One of the largest crowds in Petit Le Mans history was on hand to experience the closing rounds of the '06 Lites series. They were treated to two rounds of exciting on track Lites action. As a bonus they were offered an up close and personal view of the series cars and competitors. Many teams welcomed spectators in to get a closer look and answer questions about the smaller prototypes. Interest about the cars and the series was not limited to the general public. A number of racing dignitaries including Elliot Forbes Robinson and Wayne Taylor visited the Accumoto tent throughout the weekend indicating a growing interest for '07.