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2nd Place @ Honda Indy Toronto

Pirelli World Challenge Round 9, July 20th, 2014

3 GENERATIONS OF RACING!

CHUCK UDELL, BOB UDELL & ALEC UDELL

Another Race, Another Car

alec udellThe Woodlands,TX. Oct. 4, 2014 - Two weeks ago Alec Udell was in Utah for the final weekend of racing in the 2014 Pirelli World Challenge season. Plagued by “gremlins” this year, he and the team were looking forward to the end of season banquet. The tally for the year was 3 top 3’s, 8 top 5’s, 11 times in the top 10. A triumph, all things considered.

Bags packed, transporters loaded, farewell’s and well wishes exchanged for another year, it was time to go back to University, Clemson, in South Carolina where he is majoring in Engineering.

While Alec was winging his way to campus life, Stuart Robinson of Motorsports Development Group was in talks with several Tudor Racing teams exploring opportunities for Alec. The two had been brought together years ago when Alec started karting in Texas, eventually entering and winning the Texas Prokart Challenge Series. Since then Robinson has been his coach and manager and now he saw an opportunity to take another step forward. A seat in the Muehlner Motorsports Porsche 991 was available for the upcoming “Lone Star LeMans” being run at the Circuit of the Americas later that week. After two days of negotiating, and deal was struck and Alec would be piloting a new platform in a different series.

We finally caught up with Alec during a break from his University schedule, to ask how itall went for him.

Did you have enough time to prepare?  You only had two days after Utah and the PWC.

It was a bit tough to go straight from one race to another in my situation at Clemson, however once I was at the track I was able to focus all of my efforts on learning the car and the team. I luckily have had lots of laps at COTA so learning the track wasn't an issue.

Different than a 50 minute sprint, better or worse?

I think better, there's time to make up from a mistake or a bobble, and it’s not always the case that the fastest car wins. You have to be fast and consistent to finish on top.

You had a new platform (a Porsche 991 America) for this race, did you have enough test time in the car prior to the race?

I did not have as much time as I would've liked, we had some issues in the last practice and qualifying session. During the race, I had time to get acclimated in the car and get into the rhythm.

The Porsche and the Mustang are very different cars, how did this affect your drive?

I just went into the experience with open eyes knowing it would take me some time to get up to speed. In the Mustang you have to ‘throw around’ more than the Porsche, so I had to adjust my driving style for this a bit.

Are you looking to move up to a GT platform? What would your choice be?

I would love to move up to the GT category, the Porsche seems like a fantastic place to

Alec Udell Porsche

So what are your hopes for the 2015 season?

Next season being in Pirelli World Challenge GT3 Cup is a big hope I have, and running a few races in Tudor. That being said, we've had great success with the Mustang the past few years and I would love the opportunity to go for the GTS Championship win.

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Pirelli World Challenge at Sonoma Grand Prix

 TOP TEN FINISH at the World Challenge Sonoa Grand Prix August 22nd to 24th, 2014

2014 sonoma grand prix alec udell2014 Pirelli World Challenge Sonoma Grand Prix (Photo: Michael Wong)

Sonoma GP was a tough weekend for Motorsports Development Group. We overcame many challenges to put both cars on the grid each day. With the help of our friends at Cortex Racing we had a great race weekend.

Motorsports Development Group had two drivers in the GTS class, Alec Udell #17 and Mitch Landry #97 at the World Challenge Honda Indy 200 race at Sonoma August 22nd - 24th, 2014.

Saturday Race 1

Alec Udell was unable to make the 2nd practice session due to mechanical problems but managed to qualify 9th overalll. Teammate Mitch Landry qualified 14th overall. Alec started Saturday's race in P9 and gained 4 positions to finish in 5th place. Mitch gained 5 positions after starting in P14 he finished 9th.

Sunday Race 2

Alec Udell finished in the top ten again on Sunday in 6th place. Team mate Mitch Landry finished in 18th position.


Photos by Michael Wong

Class GTS - 22 Cars Practice 1 Practice 2 Qualifying Race 1
Saturday
Race 2
Sunday
Alec Udell #17 19th DNS 9th 5th 6th
Mitch Landry #97 14th 10th 14th 9th 18th

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The race will be broadcast  on NBC Sports Network. Sunday, August 30th at 1 p.m. (re-air Thursday Sept 5th 16 at 12:30 a.m.) eastern time.

Also on www.world-challengeTV.com after initial broadcast.

View live streaming on www.world-challengeTV.com day of races and continuously on demand after races
Visit the Pirelli World Challenge website for full results and more information.

On Board Video From Alec Udell' Car at Pirelli World Challenge @ Mid-Ohio

Pirelli World Challenge Round 11 at Mid-Ohio as seen from the on-board cameras in Alec Udell's #17 Ford Mustang Boss 302S racecar. 

World Challenge 11 & 12 Honda Indy 200 @ Mid-Ohio

ALEC UDELL PODIUMS @ Pirelli World Challenge Honda Indy 200 at Mid-OHIO

alec udell pirelli world challenge mid ohioAlec Udell 2nd Place Pirelli World Challenge Round 11Alec Udell had excellent results this past weekend at the World Challenge Honda Indy 200 race at Mid Ohio August 1st - 3rd, 2014.

Alec Udell drove his Mustang Boss 302S car to 2nd place on Saturday in the GTS class. Unfortunately on Sunday Alec had mechanical problems with his clutch but still managed a 7th place finish!

"Not quite the day I was hoping for, had a throwout bearing go bad about 25 minutes into the race which forced me to shift without the clutch for the remainder of the race! Still pulled out a top 10 finish with the issues, and have a clean car for the next race! Thanks to Watson Racing Motorsports Development Group Ford Racing for all the support over the weekend! Still a good weekend overall!"

 

Class GTS - 27 Cars

Practice 1 Qualifying Race 1
Saturday
Race 2
Sunday
Alec Udell #17 8th 4th 2nd 7th



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The race will be broadcast  on NBC Sports Network. Sunday, August 10 at 1:30 p.m. (re-air Saturday, Aug. 16 at 12 a.m.) eastern time.

Also on www.world-challengeTV.com after initial broadcast.

View live streaming on www.world-challengeTV.com day of races and continuously on demand after races
Visit the Pirelli World Challenge website for full results and more information.

World Challenge Rounds 9 & 10 @ Honda Indy Toronto

Pirelli World Challenge podium at Honda Indy TorontoPirelli World Challenge Round 10 GTS class podium at Honda Indy Toronto July 20th, 2014

Qualifying July 18th - After a slow start in the Practice 1 session at 8th fastest we got up to pace in the Practice 2 session with the 2nd fastest car in the GTS class. We didn't get the result we wanted in Qualifying, we know we are capable of doing better tomorrow on raceday.

Saturday Round 9 July 19th - Fifth Place finish for Alec Udell in Race 9 of the Pirelli World Challenge from Toronto!

Normally, a broken sensor during a race would greatly hinder a team and driver. Fortunately for driver Alec Udell, this happened on the warm up lap of the race and he was able to pit. The quick work of the crew had him back out, just after the start and was able to join the race at the back of the field. Almost immediately there was an incident in turn one, involving several cars that resulted in a full course yellow lasting 15 minutes.

On the the restart, Alec began to slowly work his way up through the pack, 14 cars in all, ending up in P5. He also managed to post the second fastest lap and will start in P2 Sunday morning at 9:15 am

Sunday Round 10 July 20th - Winners Circle!  Stepped up on the podium yesterday, to accept my second place trophy after 45 minutes of racing I finished just 0.039 seconds behind Mark Willkins. I had an excellent car, and have to thank Motorsports Development Group for preparing my MDG/ Watson Racing, Boss 302s Mustang. It allowed me to not only keep up, but aggressively threaten the pole sitter for the entire race with and average lap times faster then the leader.

Traffic and smart driving by the leader kept me from being able to take the lead. Congrats to Mark Wilkins on his win. Looking forward to Mid-Ohio in a few weeks, hope to see you there.

Thanks to Motorsports Development Group for giving me a great car to drive. My Watson Racing Boss 302 Mustang allowed me stay right with the leader.  Congrats to Mark and KIA on a well fought race! Couldn't be happier with how the day went today. Great racing with Mark Wilkins and Jack Roush Jr. A hard fought race for 2nd place! Great car and great team!

Class GTS
19 Cars
Practice 1 Practice 2 Qualifying Race 1
Saturday
Race 2
Sunday
  8th 2nd 9th 5th 2nd

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Read the Pirelli World Challenge Round 9 & 10 Race Report

The race will be broadcast  on NBC Sports Network. Sunday, August 10 at 1:30 p.m. (re-air Saturday, Aug. 16 at 12 a.m.)

Also on www.world-challengeTV.com after initial broadcast.

View live streaming on www.world-challengeTV.com day of races and continuously on demand after races
Visit the Pirelli World Challenge website for full results and more information.

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