Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca - Rolex Sports Car Series - New Driver Ryan Phinney
May 17th was a great day for Ryan Phinney of Carmel, California. Ryan's good friend and best in the sport - Joey Hand (pictured with Bob Brower) recommended to Matt Connolly a new and upcoming driver - Ryan Phinney. Ryan is pictured with his Mom. Gina and Pat Phinney are the owners of the world famous Baja Cantina in Carmel Valley and Marina Del-Rey, California. This was quite a sight to see. Ryan had no sports care experience to date, although had plenty of open wheel experience under his belt. He has been racing since he was 5 and now is only 18 years old. From his practice session to Qualifying, just one hour later, he took more than 3 seconds off his best time. Ryan really excelled upon the green flag and worked his way from 10th position to 2nd position when he had to turn the car over to the other driver. Congratulations to Ryan, Pat and Gina for an incredible day at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.