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Aug 30, 2011 / reports
Lawson Aschenbach battle strong opposition from the K-PAX Volvos and Volkswagen Golfs, not to mention his three team-mates, and manged to retain his World Challenge Touring Car lead after the double-header weekend at Infineon / Sears Point in northern California this weekend. Aschenbach managed a great start in the first race on Saturday, fending off his rivals for the win in TC in his #71 Compass360 Racing Honda Civic Si. On Sunday, however, his Honda Civic Si proved no match for the forced induction cars and he was over-powered. The 50-minute race proved challenging, though, and he battled back to a strong second position behind championship rival Aaron Povoledo in his Volvo C30.
Team-mate Ray Mason had a strong Rookie weekend, coming home 5th in race one and 4th in race two in the Columbus Truck #74 Honda. Tom Ehlen placed a solid sixth and fifth, respectively, in the #72 Speed Secrets car, while Brett Sandberg suffered contact in both races, belying his strong form in qualifying.