Frustration for Phil Fogg Jr. and Zoro Racing in Long Beach

Phil Fogg Jr. finished seventh in the Grand Prix of Long Beach after contact from another car took the No. 18 Zoro Racing machine out of podium contention with just two laps to go.

The 50-minute Grand Prix of Long Beach was marred by numerous incidents that created several caution periods and allowed for just seven laps of green flag racing.

Phil Fogg Jr. qualified the No. 18 Zoro Racing Porsche third on the grid for Sunday’s race and held third position for 22 laps of the 24 lap race.

Zoro Racing is sixth in the Pirelli World Challenge GT Cup presented by MOMO championship standings with five of 18 races completed.

Zoro Racing will next be in action at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama when the Pirelli World Challenge stages Rounds 6 & 7 of the 2015 championship April 23-26.


PHILL FOGG JR.: “The thing that was interesting to me about this race was all of the loggerhead traffic jams where cars were just parked in the corner. I’ve never experienced a race like that. That was a very big challenge. We were in the fountain corner (Turns 2 & 3) and Trefethen hit my right rear with his left front and damaged my right rear wheel. It kind of felt a little bit funny but I made it down the straightaway and I was going into the brake zone and the car just snapped on me. After that, I didn’t want to end up in the wall, so I just decided to be safe and pull it in.”

TYLER TADEVIC, TRUSPEED AUTOSPORT TEAM OWNER: “Thank you for all the support from Zoro – I’m sorry we couldn’t put on a better show for them this weekend. Congratulations to Colin Thompson on the win. Phil (Fogg) did a great job this weekend, it just didn’t play out for us there at the end when he was taken out. We can’t wait to get to Birmingham next week. We’re ready to turn the page onto the next one!”