Millville, NJ: October 31, 2010: In front of a colossal crowd at New Jersey Motorsports Park – Thunderbolt Circuit, TKi Motorsport secured the 2010 GTS3 Championship title with their Volvo S60 Challenge driven by Josh Koropchak.
TKi’s team strategy for the final race weekend was to play it safe while still being competitive. Race one on Saturday saw Koropchak swiftly progressing the Volvo race car through the GTS3 field, in hot pursuit of the class leader. A late race incident on track yielded a finish under a full course yellow, inevitably leaving Koropchak out of time to make a few more spectacular passes for position. Finishing in 5th place, the team accrued valuable points.
Sunday’s race promised to be even better as Koropchak put on an impressive effort during qualifying to start the race in 2nd position. At turn four on lap one of the race, Koropchak found himself off track after threading the Volvo through a three-car accident. Returning onto track, he battled for 2nd position back, however his pursuit was halted by a second incident that forced the safety car onto the circuit. Nevertheless, the Volvo S60 crossed the finish line with headlights flashing and ecstatic screaming over the team’s radio, finding a 3rd place podium finish.
“The Volvo S60 has truly been a superb platform for TKi this year with regard to reliability, speed, and handling. We were able to finish every race, with nearly 70 percent of them being podiums. I am so thankful for our sponsors, crew, and fans, and the tremendous effort and support they gave throughout the season. Without them, this achievement would not have been possible,” said Josh Koropchak, Team Principal and Driver.
This weekend also saw a large turnout for Volvo with the third installment of “Volvo’s at the Track” in coordination with Swedespeed.com. Fans and enthusiasts were treated to a fun filled day including lunch, suspenseful racing action, and a raffle with items donated by sponsors and supporters. Some participants also took advantage of the opportunity to run their cars on the track. Finally, a Volvo XC60 T6 R-Design courtesy of VolvoCountry.com was on display, and also served as the official pace car for Saturday’s race.
“Even though the 2011 plans are still under development, we are working hard toward a Volvo campaign,” said Team Strategist, Ricky Marrero.
The TKi Motorsport 2010 team consists of Josh Koropchak, Tom Koropchak, Ricky Marrero, Mary Ann Hoffmann, Jonathan Aguila, Dave Lipkins, Chris Rhom, Nick Pro, Mike Ratini, and James Russo.
TKi Motorsport 2010 sponsors include VolvoCountry.com, IPD, Exim-Cars, Swedespeed.com, GTPlanet.net, and SweetGFX.com. For partnership opportunities please contact email@example.com.