Johnny Kanavas _ professional driver

NEWS _ Kanavas Heads To Homestead-Miami Speedway For The Kia-200 Focused And Ready To Move Forward

Kanavas Heads To Homestead-Miami Speedway For The Kia-200 Focused And Ready To Move Forward

San Clemente, CA (04.24.12): After facing a bittersweet Round-2 of the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge at Barber Motorsports Park, Johnny Kanavas and teammate Sarah Cattaneo are focused on bringing home a solid result for the #63 Mitchum Motorsports BMW 128i in this weekend’s Kia-200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.  The team made strides with the development of the car during the Barber weekend.  “We made a lot of progress with the car at Barber.  We kept getting faster by learning what the car liked.” said Johnny Kanavas.   Unfortunately, the #63 suffered a major oil leak early in the race ultimately ending their effort early.

The Mitchum Motorsports crew have been hard at work getting both the team ST-Class BMWs and GS-Class Camaros ready for Homestead after a messy event at Barber.  Along with the #63 BMW suffering mechanical issues, one of the team Camaros suffered heavy damage during a lap-1 incident, but came back to finish the race.

“We are looking to carry our development momentum into Round-3 at Homestead and take our #63 to the front of the ST field.” commented Kanavas.  “Myself, teammate Sarah [Cattaneo], and the entire Mitchum Motorsports Team have gelled well together and I’m very thankful for the opportunity to run such a good/fun car with this team for the 2012 season.  We are very confident in our effort and are working hard each race to get that little BMW up front…”

Johnny Kanavas wishes to thank partners: Destiny Deep Sea Water, Oakley, and Drift Innovation for all their support in the 2012 GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge.

The green flag for the Kia 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway flies on Saturday April 28, at 2:45pm [ET].  The event will air on SPEED Channel May 12, 12:00pm [ET]/ 9:00am [PT]

Event info at: www.GRAND-AM.com


Partners _

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