The Fortis Audi S4 Flies
As the crew unloaded the brand new Audi S4 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, you could feel the anticipation build. Josh Hurley took to the track in the new car and was instantly pleased.
Despite a few small issues the new car was flying. In the early practice days, Josh and the the Fortis Watches–Perfect Pedal–APR Motorsport Audi S4 were among the leaders. In fact the lap time they set was the third fastest of the weekend.
Realizing hat the Audi had the pace, Josh Hurley and the rest of the team spent the rest of the practice sessions running on old tires to set the car up for the long run and letting Gary Gibson get some much needed time in the car.
For qualifying Gary Gibson put the car into the middle of the field, only one second off the pace, which had boded well for Josh Hurley. The whole team excitedly waited for the race to start.
Cold Start Flap Breaks
At the drop of the green flag Gary Gibson took off, passing multiple cars before the first corner. Unfortunately the good run would only last a few feet, as a cold start flap, required by the rules to be run as stock, broke, shutting off all air from the 3.0 liter motor’s supercharger. With no more boost, Gary brought the car in. The crew quickly went to work and fixed the issue; but sadly the car had lost multiple laps. The team then elected to park the car in order to better prepare it for next week’s World Challenge race.
Fortis Watches Official Timepiece of Josh Hurley
Fortis Watches is the official timepiece of Josh Hurley of the APR Motorsport Team for the 2011 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Season. Josh’s watch is the limited edition automatic black-dial Fortis Spaceleader.