Monday, October 26, 2009
Daty 4: Mockett Wins But Blomqvist Still Leader
San Luis Potosi, October 26th.- The 22 edition of La Carrera Panamericana left behind the first half of competition and Swede Stig Blomqvist still doesn´t make mistakes, reaching for his global brand experience to consolidate in the absolute top. The former world rally champion, sailed by the Venezuelan Ana Goni Boracco, demonstrated once again its international quality management to keep the third place in the fourth stage of the Panamericana, ran between Queretaro and San Luis Potosi, which was won by American Doug Mockett, with Mexican Angelica Fuentes. Mexicans Alejandro and Mauricio Pimentel recovered from Sunday's problems, as they didn´t finish the final speed sections, crossing in second place in the day, made of 424 kilometers, which 107 were timed and the remaining traffic. However, attempts of Doug Mockett and brothers Pimentel do not seem to disturb Stig Blomqvist, who has a perfect race and every day looks like being the great favorite for heading as a winner to Nuevo Laredo, on Thursday. In an Oldsmobile registered on the Tourism Mayor, Mockett covered the distance in 58:42.1 minutes in the timed unofficially.
The brothers Pimentel, aboard a Dodge, crossed in second place with a record of 59:29.3 minutes. Blomqvist and Boracco arrived third in 1:00.04.3 hours in a Studebaker. The fourth place went to Karl Scheible and Dyana Marlett, a Major Tourist Volvo, with a time of 1:01.34.4, and Swedish Lars Stugemo and Jonny Oloffson in a Major Tourist Studebaker returned to the top, ranking in fifth overall with 1:01.36.9 hours. The day was white in removals from Queretaro to San Luis Potosi for approximately 75 cars started the race, but the crews of the Jaguar of Mike Harris and Larry Ligas, in addition to the Porsche of Jack Lewis and Kim Watkins suffered a tough encounter, far only a few meters in the last section of speed before the noon service in the town Jalpan, Queretaro. The Pan American convoy left at eight in the morning downtown Queretaro, to arrive shortly after four o'clock in the evening at the Historic Center of San Luis Potosi, where hundreds of young fans welcomed them in forming a human wall the last meters to the arch of arrival. On Tuesday, La Carrera is having a very emotional day, because will return to Guadalajara for the first time in nine years, on the way to Tequila, where it will reside output arc.
The caravan multicolor will reach the picturesque town of Tequila at 15:00, but spend the night in Guadalajara, to exit the Glorieta de la Minerva at 8:00 pm.
If you know Doug and Angelica as well as I do then you know they have got to be hurting but knowing them as well as I do I also know they will be the first to accept the fact that that's just racing and make no excuses.