The Red Line Oil-backed BimmerWorld 1993 BMW 325 has returned from the high banks of Daytona International Speedway with a well-earned Optima Batteries ChumpCar World Series podium finish in the Memorial Day weekend’s 14 Hours of Daytona.
The team consisting of drivers James Clay, Cameron Evans, Jim Morris and Charlie Postins unfortunately had contact with a competitor in the first 30 minutes of the event, dropping the car from 6th place to 97th after pitting to fix a broken tie-rod. Once repairs were made, the car was back on track seven laps down and clawed its way through the field of 119 entries.
“All of our drivers were incredibly consistent yet quick in traffic. Given that we only had the 12th fastest lap of the race, we were proud of our effort. We chipped away all day and made some good calls in the pits,” said Cameron Evans, VP/COO of Red Line Synthetic Oil Corporation. “Just because it’s low-budget racing doesn’t mean we don’t take it seriously. We’re racers and we came to win, but we had a great time with our customers and the ChumpCar staff. Big thanks go out to the guys from the BimmerWorld shop in Virginia for towing down and supporting us at the event.”
BimmerWorld’s Chump entry runs Red Line’s 40WT Race Oil, MTL gear oil, 75W90 GL-5 gear oil in the differential, CV-2 grease in the axles and WaterWetter coolant additive in the radiator.
Red Line would like to thank owner James Clay and his BimmerWorld team for all of the extra hours putting this car together and for competing in this incredibly fun series with us. Thanks also go out to Optima Batteries, Falken Tires, AIM Sports, Performance Friction, Sparco, and CRC for their support of the program.
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Article on event by Sports Car Illustrated