Strategic Wealth Racing scores Top-10 Finish at Road America

Strategic Wealth Racing Scores Top-10 Finish at Road America

Elkhart Lake, Wis. (6 August 2016) – As the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Series swung into its final four rounds of the 2016 championship beginning with the Road America event on Saturday, Strategic Wealth Racing targeted some positive top-10 results through the remaining races.

The team achieved that goal on Saturday at the famous Road America circuit when drivers Matt Dicken and Corey Lewis combined for a run to 10th place at the historic 4-mile road course nestled in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.

It was the third top-10 result of the year for the Goldcrest Motorsports-supported team and was a welcome one after a long day at Lime Rock Park two weeks ago in which Strategic Wealth Racing ultimately took 15th in a race that saw limited caution periods on a very hot and sticky day.

Saturday’s event saw great weather for racing with pleasant temperatures and sunny skies. Dicken opened the 2.5-hour event at the track known as America’s National Speed Park from the eighth row after delivering his best qualifying performance of the season.

Although the race produced four long caution periods, three of which fell during Dicken’s opening stint, he managed to make the most of the limited green flag running with the No. 36 Strategic Wealth Designs Porsche Cayman. Dicken held off contenders from all angles and pitted just before the flag flew for the the third caution period to hand the Cayman to Lewis over in 18th position.

Lewis put his head down and quickly showed himself quick again in the Cayman as he ran as high as eighth during his 1.5-hour stint. Though quick in the corners, the No. 36 machine struggled for the same straight line speed of the cars ahead and battled to hang on to a top-10 result in the final laps. He managed to take 10th at the checkered flag for the sophomore team’s second consecutive top-10 at Road America.

“It was fun,” enthused Dicken, whose parents were on hand to congratulate him following the race. “The car started out great but we slowly transitioned into an oversteer. We think something might have been going on with the engine. The temperatures were running a little high so Corey (Lewis) and I were both struggling down the straightaways. It was handling well in the corners, but we were just getting walked on the straights, so it was tough. We never gave up, we kept fighting and we’re happy with a top-10. Goldcrest Motorsports did a good job setting the car up again. We should have a good run at VIR so we’re looking forward to it.”

“Overall, this was a really solid race for the whole team,” explained Lewis. “Matt did an amazing job in his opening stint, and we had a couple of yellows that he played really well and was able to make up some positions for us. As soon as I got in the car, we had another yellow and that stacked everyone up and I was thinking, ‘ok this is money!’ I saw Spencer (Pumpelly) and a few other (Porsche) Caymans, and I was hoping we could all work together—make a Cayman Train to the front. Unfortunately, we struggled a bit with straight line speed. But that’s no excuse. I did absolutely everything I could in the car, and I’m frustrated with the result. I wanted to be higher up for the team and for Matt, but it just wasn’t our day. But we’ll just keep our head down and keep grinding. Overall it was a great team performance for Strategic Wealth Racing and Goldcrest Motorsports. Now I’m just looking forward to the next race.”

Strategic Wealth Racing will next be in IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge competition at VIRginia International Raceway August 26-28.

The Road America event will be televised on FOX Sports 1 at 11:00 AM ET on Sunday, August 14.