BTM Motorwerks racers Michael Shawhan and Brad McClure will join 40 other competitors from all over the country at Sonoma Raceway November 7-9 for the BMW Spec E30 National Championship.
!The Spec E30 class is considered a real drivers class as all cars are prepared equally to specific technical guidelines with the result being that the best driver generally wins rather than the driver with the largest bankroll and the biggest engine.
!Michael Shawhan has locked up the 2014 NASA Regional Championship and enters the Nationals as the favorite having won 11 races this year while setting class track records at Sonoma, Laguna Seca and Thunderhill.
!As a measure of his commitment Michael took time to broaden his skills as he competed in a BTM Motorwerks supported stock car in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race at Sonoma this past June. In front of a huge crowd and the national media, Michael raced against the likes of Sprint Cup Regulars Austin Dillon, Michael Annett and Ricky Stenhouse and ran in the top 10 before a broken axle spoiled his run to the front.
!Since winning the 2011 & 2012 NASA Regional Championships Michael’s teammate and BTM Motorwerks Team Principal Brad McClure has focused most of his racing efforts in the United States Touring Car Championship winning the TC Championship in 2013 and competing this year in GT in a 996/911 Porsche.
Brad currently stands 2nd in the GT class with one event to run but he did score a podium finish earlier this year in Spec E30. He expressed satisfaction with his BMW following last Fridays test session over the hilly and extremely technical 2.58 Classic Sonoma configuration and said. “I’ve got a well-prepared car and I know Sonoma like the back of my hand. I’ll have a plan in place to run to the front and then try and keep everyone else at bay”.
!Both BTM drivers feel that they have excellent chances to “best the rest” and expect to compete with each other for the win.
!The NASA Nationals at Sonoma Raceway are open to the public with a nominal $10/person admittance fee. Take a drive up to Wine a Country next weekend and cheer on these two talented local drivers as they race their hearts out for the National Championship.
!About BTM Motorwerks
BTM Motorwerks is your Silicon Valley’s Diamond Certified Service Center for Porsche, BMW, Mercedes, Mini Cooper, Audi and Volkswagen with six Bays and plenty of parking, located at 1661 S. Bascom Avenue, Campbell, CA conveniently close to Hwys 17 and 280.
!Give Mike or Brad a call at 408-369-1911 to get the best in care for your German car or Mini Cooper. And while you’re at the shop or visiting them at the track ask the boys about their “arrive & drive” program for anyone interested in racing or just in improving their own driving skills and confidence levels on and off the track.
!Media Contact: Mike Cesario, Racers Drive email@example.com