Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin (June 9, 2008) - It was a stormy weekend at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. But despite the weather and two restarts it was Larry Pegram, of the LeoVince Foremost Insurance Ducati Team taking another third place finish - his third this season. The race at Road America was the sixth of the ten-race series. Pegram is currently in third place in the point's standings with 167 points, just three points away from second overall.
The Formula Xtreme racing at Road America was a bit like a rollercoaster ride due to thunderstorms moving through the area and a four-rider crash in the first turn of the initial race. There were two restarts, the first due to the crash and the second due to lightening from encroaching thunderstorms.
In the first race Pegram was in fourth place when the red flag came out, in the second race he was in third when his clutch went. The second red flag turned out to be a blessing for the Ducati rider. In the second restart Pegram moved from sixth place to first place in one lap and stretched the lead for five laps. He later traded spots with Jake Zemke and was passed by Aaron Gobert finishing the race in third place - just 2.524 seconds behind the leader.
"I am excited about the results this past weekend. The weather both helped and hurt me. It helped me with the second restart, but then the rain stopped midway through the race that I was leading and that worked against me a little, but I am not complaining - we were happy to take another podium. Last year I think I had only three podiums all season," commented Pegram. "We are performing much more consistently this year and working towards winning. My Pirelli's are working extremely well. The Ducati 848 is nothing short of amazing. We are running a brand new motorcycle at the top of a very competitive class," added Pegram.
The team is off for a few weeks. The next race is August 2, 2008 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio (www.midohio.com). Pegram will be attending the Moto GP and AMA Superbike races July 18 - 20 in Monterey, California at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and signing autographs at the Ducati tent.
Larry wears the EXO-700 Burst in Red/White, (see it) the same helmet anyone can buy off the shelf of your favorite dealer.