Gerardo Bonilla Wins 2007 IMSA Lites Championship
Monterey, Calif. (October29, 2007) - Gerardo Bonilla clinched the 2007 IMSA Lites Series driving an Elan DP-02 sports racer with the B-K Motorsports racing team. Bonilla finished 2nd in the weekend’s first race Sunday morning, and won the day’s second and final race of the season ahead of local hot shoe Matt Downs and second in points Jay Cochran.
Bonilla’s season was marked with seven wins in 12 starts, beginning with double wins at his home track, Sebring International Raceway. Bonilla continued on with wins at Miller Motorsports Park, Lime Rock Park, Mosport International Raceway, then at the final weekend at Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca. “The pressures of trying to win a championship are easier if you’ve done it before. The Skip Barber National Series gave me that confidence and experience in 2005. I can’t thank that organization enough,” related Bonilla.
Plans are being finalized for Bonilla’s 2008 racing season. “This year was very special, but somehow, I have a feeling 2008 is going to be the best yet. It just proves that hard work will always be rewarded. We’ll keep pushing,” said Bonilla as the season came to a close. More information is available at www.gerardobonilla.com.
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