The 50th Anniversary Trans Am season starts on a cool florida weekend filled with promise. Team Derhaag/Gregg has been working hard all winter to prepare its two cars and its team for another successful season. Both drivers Simon Gregg and Mickey Wright have been training all winter. Mickey Wright has signed a contract with Wagner Race Products Driving coach Mike Wagner to provide race prep and on track coaching for the 2016 season, "After spending time in the off season with Mickey I see promise in Mickey and I have high expectations" said Mike.
When asked to comment on the teams readiness team owner Jim Derhaag smiles and gives the thumbs up and comments, "This team operates with military efficiency on and off the track, 2016 will be no different".
The first practice sessions showed promise, the team and drivers are delivering, as times dropped throughout the day. The Derhaag Team known for great car prep experiences a couple unexpected mechanical failures which are quickly repaired.
A new tradition was started by the Derhaag Crewe, dubbed the 2016 DH Karting Championship. Where the Crewe competes for a TBD end of year prize. The first round turned out to be extremely competitive, no one has been ejected from the tracks YET!
Day Two Qualifying sees Simon in the top 10 and Mickey in the top 20, the qualifying positions did not show the real pace of either driver.
The Race was filled with excitement caution flags, a pace car, Sebring is always exciting. Both drivers showed good speed however a rare mechanical failure for Mickey on a restart took her out of the race while Simon was involved in an early accident. The team and drivers were all disappointed by the finish of the weekend but not for lack of effort. As always the team will bounce back for race 2 at Road Atlanta. "This was not a great result for the team but mark my word we will be ready for Road Atlanta" said Jim Derhaag.