It was an excellent day for Ian Bass and Josh Hurley at the Homestead-Miami Speedway for the Grand-Am KONI Challenge ST Race. Ian Bass put the #171 Volkswagen GTI third in line during qualifying and they managed to stay there in the end. This was Hurley’s first pro race at his home track. Quotes from the drivers after the jump.
Ian Baas (No. 171 APR Motorsport Volkswagen GTI; ST race third place): “My part of the race seemed to be pretty uneventful. We started off with a lot of banging over the first four laps, fighting for position. I just wanted to give the car to Josh in a good position. This is the first podium of the season for APR Motorsports and got us some good points. I’m happy.”
Josh Hurley (No. 171 APR Motorsport Volkswagen GTI; ST race third place): “Not only is this a hometown podium for me (Hurley lives in Cooper City), but it’s a hometown podium for my sponsor, Gunther Volkswagen. If it wasn’t for them, I wouldn’t be out there. It was absolutely a great day. I really love running with APR Motorsports and Volkswagen. The Civics had a little bit of engine on us, but that’s OK, the next race we’ll try to get them.”