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ArmsUp Motorsports Scores Double Podium at St. Louis Gateway International Raceway

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Jim Victor took home a pair of third place finishes in the Formula Continental division, and he steadily keeps improving with every race. Photos Courtesy: Jacques-O-Lat Photography
Jim Victor took home a pair of third place finishes in the Formula Continental division, and he steadily keeps improving with every race. Photos Courtesy: Jacques-O-Lat Photography
Formed in 1995, the Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin based ArmsUp Motorsports is one of the premier SCCA Formula Continental and Formula Atlantic vintage racing teams around. At the recent SCCA St Louis Region's March Wins National, the ArmsUp drivers of Pat McGinnis and Jim Victor both produced podium results. McGinnis scored the win in the regional and was second in the national event, and Victor delivered a pair of third places in the Formula Continental (FC) division.
ArmsUp Motorsports says they could not be happier with their K&N relationship, which is now entering its fourth year. Photos Courtesy: Jacques-O-Lat Photography
ArmsUp Motorsports says they could not be happier with their K&N relationship, which is now entering its fourth year. Photos Courtesy: Jacques-O-Lat Photography


"For ArmsUp Motorsports the double podium was a very good way to kick off the spring," commented team owner Gregg Borland.

After the regional on Saturday the team believed that McGinnis had a very good chance of taking the win, but bringing the car back in one piece, in the rapidly changing conditions, that was a bonus. ArmsUp Motorsports has been to Gateway International Raceway a few times now and each time they have been able to keep refining the setup there. McGinnis as well has shown a ton of improvement over his rookie season, so the combination of car and driver was very strong during the St. Louis race.
Pat McGinnis took a win and second place in front of his home crowd at Gateway International Raceway. Photos Courtesy: Jacques-O-Lat Photography
Pat McGinnis took a win and second place in front of his home crowd at Gateway International Raceway. Photos Courtesy: Jacques-O-Lat Photography


"You can see how much more comfortable McGinnis is in the car after a year under his belt," remarked Borland. "Saturday he was the only FC car running below the track record and he did a solid job in the race. Victor drove well all weekend too, and he only gets better as the season goes on."

"I thought we had a great weekend at Gateway. Saturday in the regional was a lot of fun. The car was so good in qualifying and being able to take the regional win near my home town was awesome," reflects McGinnis.

"On Sunday we again had a good car and I was able to jump out into the lead on the first lap. But once I lost the lead, I had to think about the big picture, which was gathering points to make the SCCA National Championships runoffs, so I just focused on making it to the finish without hurting the car. I have to thank the ArmsUp crew for a great car all weekend and their usual hard work."

ArmsUp Motorsports says they could not be happier with their K&N relationship, which is now entering its fourth year. Every one of the team's racecars is equipped with K&N Air Filters which are maintained with K&N Filter Cleaner and oils. Their mechanics and drivers both say that they are comfortable knowing that the engines they use, and work on, are getting the ultimate protection with the K&N Filters fitted to the car.

The Gateway weekend was basically the start of the regular season for ArmsUp Motorsports, which will see their level of activity steadily increase. The teams' next event is the SCCA National, April 16 - 18, at Virginia International Raceway where they will have four drivers running in the Formula Continental division. They will also enter cars in the new Pro US F2000 National Championship this season. Currently the team is scheduled to be at three of the events, with an eye toward starting fulltime Pro effort in 2011.

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