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Wright Motorsports' Kuhlman Wins Masters Class;
Schein Sets New Track Record
In IMSA GT3 Cup Race at Lime Rock

LAKEVILLE, Conn., May 27 - Wright Motorsports' Kasey Kuhlman backed up his two Masters class victories at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca earlier this month with another one Saturday afternoon in IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge competition at Lime Rock Park.

The 45-minute race was supposed to be the first half of a doubleheader, but a similar race scheduled for later Saturday afternoon was "abandoned" before the start due to heavy rain and a local curfew. IMSA will decide if that race will be rescheduled, and is so, when and where it will be held. Another Wright Motorsports driver, Michael Schein, had the pole for the nightcap.

Schein, of New York City, started second in the series' first race of the day but was passed by Christina Nielsen on the first lap. He ran in third place until lap 31 with only 15 minutes remaining in the race, but dropped to sixth at that point. He ended up seventh at the checkered, right behind Kuhlman, who finished sixth overall in addition to being first in the Masters class. 

Kuhlman, of Cincinnati, started fifth overall with his Kuhlsport #15 but dropped to eighth in the early stages of the race. He got seventh by passing another teammate, Santiago Creel of Mexico City, Mexico, on lap four, and sixth when he passed Schein on lap 32.  Schein was 9.318 seconds behind Kuhlman at the finish, but he set the fastest lap of any of the 25 drivers in the race with a 53.231 (103.474 miles per hour) on lap six of 47, which was a new track record.

Creel qualified eighth and was as high as seventh at one point, but he had to be content with a top-10 finish when he placed ninth overall. His #60 Porsche is sponsored by Hotbook and Under Armour.

Wright Motorsports' representative in the Gold Cup class, Kristin Treager of Tulsa, Okla., placed sixth in that division with her #52. It is sponsored by the Sheehan Racing Team, Women's Sports Foundation, Women in the Winner's Circle Foundation and Boston Avenue Law PLLC. 

Treager qualified seventh in class for the race, which was held on her birthday. She got a great start, moving up to fourth in class by the end of lap one, but she spun working lap four and dropped to ninth. She then worked her way back up to sixth before the checkered dropped.

The next event on the series' schedule is another doubleheader at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, N.Y. June 27-28.

The Yokohama-supported series' Web site is part of imsa.com.

Additional information can be found on the team's Web site at WrightMotorsports.com and its Facebook page. 

Other social media links of interest include:

Wright Motorsports: Facebook: Wright Motorsports; Twitter: @WrightRac1ng

Kasey Kuhlman: Facebook: Kuhlsport

Michael Schein: Instagram: @Mike_Schein

Santiago Creel: Instagram: @Santiagocreel; Twitter: @screelg

Kristin Treager: Facebook: KristinTreagerRacing; Twitter: @KristinTreager

Driver post-race quotes follow:

Kasey Kuhlman: "Lime Rock is a tough track that just keeps coming at you.  It is relentless, so concentration is the key to success.  I got shuffled outside at the start and lost a few spots.  I put my head down and worked back up to P6.  I was on the tail of the lead train waiting for mistakes from the guys in front, but they kept it together.

"I'm happy with a Masters class win and a car without any damage leaving this place!"

Michael Schein: "Decent weekend at Lime Rock. We were fast right out of the box, which was great. I qualified second for Race 1. At the start I lost a position so I was sitting in third for about the first half of the race. My pace was good. The top three broke away a bit, but then we hit a full-course yellow. After we went

green I held third but a few laps later I locked up going into Turn 4 and I dropped to seventh, which was a bummer. I finished seventh.

"I had fast lap in the race, which put me on pole for Race 2. Unfortunately for me, the race never went green because of the rain so no results for Race 2. I was happy with my pace for the weekend. I just need to erase those silly mistakes."

About Wright Motorsports: 

Wright Motorsports is the premier Porsche tuning facility in Ohio and a multi-series, international racing team known for superb car preparation, expert race strategy and driver development. Located in Batavia, near Cincinnati, it is owned and directed by John Wright, a certified Porsche factory-trained technician. As a crew chief Wright has played a key role in winning eight driver and seven team championships in World Challenge, IMSA (ALMS) and the Grand-Am Rolex Series. In 2012-2013 Wright Motorsports won back-to-back driver and team championships while fielding multiple entries in the IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge; serviced its customers who compete in other series and club-racing events, and provided race car-quality preparation for its customers’ high-performance street cars. For more information see WrightMotorsports.com on the Internet and follow it on Facebook and Twitter.