With victory and champagne fresh in the minds of the COBB Tuning Motorsports team, Friday afternoon practice signaled the begining of a tough weekend for the team for Round 3 of the Redline Time Attack at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The GT-R of Brian Lock continued to have engine issues in Las Vegas, despite it’s miraculous 11th-hour victory in New Jersey.
An oil change following the Friday practice session revealed large quantities of bearing material, most likely caused by an oil starvation issue discovered during a track testing session earlier in the week. Knowing that complete engine failure was eminent should the car continue to compete, the team decided that caution was the better part of valor and parked the GT-R for the weekend.
Down but not out, Brian Lock and STI diver, Cameron Benner, will share Benner’s car for the remainder of the weekend with Cameron continuing to campaign in Street Class, and Brian looking to secure some points in the Modified Class.
COBB Tuning founder, Trey Cobb, continues to mature as a driver and has showed good speed at this tight and technical 2.2-mile Las Vegas track. Look for Trey near the top of the podium on Sunday!