BREA, CA. April 30, 1987… The Women’s Movement was more than evident this last weekend as Lisa Caceres and Desire’ Wilson “moved” to the front of the pack of their male counterpart competitors in their first win and first race of the 1987 Escort Showroom Stock Endurance Series. In their #20 Saleen Mustang, Lisa and Desire’ not only qualified on the pole with a new GT class track record, but led the most laps during the race to win by a 2 lap margin over the new Porsche 944S.
“We really had no idea how we stood competitively with the rest of the field until the first qualifying run of the year on Saturday morning,” commented Ken Brown, Crew chief. “Our girls will be very hard to beat this year,” said Steve Saleen, Team Owner. Steve and Rick Titus, of Motor Trend Magazine, should know, as they are fielding the #19 Saleen Mustang which finished 3rd in class. After a major “incident’ in Turn 2 during Friday’s practice, the #19 was literally rebuilt overnight and placed on the grid for Saturday morning, ready for qualifying. After overheating problems were solved in the first pit stop of the of the race, the injured Saleen Mustang moved from 8th to 3rd position.
The General Tire XP2000V’s were definitely put to the test at Sears Point Raceway, which is one of the most demanding road cares in North America. “The Saleen Mustang and the XP2000V’s were an unbeatable combination this weekend,” said Dave Erickson, Motorsports Coordinator for General Tire. “We are obviously looking forward to Portland!”, he went on to add.
June 5 and 6 at the Portland, Oregon Rose Festival is the next stop, for the Saleen Autosport Endurance Team. With the support and enthusiasm of our sponsors: Ford Motor Company, General Tire, Montgomery Ward, TRW, Hunter Engineering, Motorcraft, Team 1 Ford, American Racing, Monroe Shocks, Flofit seats and Kenwood Electronics. Saleen Autosport will strive to continue their “winning ways” for the remainder of 1987.