Brandon Gdovic delivers in his Xfinity debut with Precision Performance Motorsports at Watkins Glen
China Grove, NC. (August 11, 2015) – Brandon Gdovic finished an impressive lead-lap 13th on Saturday afternoon at Watkins Glen International in his first NASCAR Xfinity Series start in the Precision Performance Motorsports-prepared Chevrolet. The No. 55 Camaro is owned by his father, Rick Gdovic of Yorktown, Va., and sponsored by WindStax Wind Power Systems and Fronius USA.
In getting the best Xfinity Series finish of his career, the 23-year-old driver overcame a penalty for running over a loose air hose while exiting the pits. Later, he was forced to make an unscheduled late-race pit stop to change a loose tire. Despite those setbacks, the PPM team brought home the third-best finish among teams on the grid that weren’t affiliated with a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series organization.
Led by crew chief Mark Setzer, Gdovic was 19th-fastest in the first practice and 15th in the second at the historic road course in upstate New York. Gdovic then backed up his practice times with a 19th-place qualifying effort in only the third Xfinity race of his career, his first on a road course. He was briefly a top-10 runner until getting shuffled back during a late-race restart.
“The PPM team brought it home p-13 in our first Xfinity start with WindStax Wind Power Systems and Fronius USA on board!” said Brandon Gdovic, whose ever-growing racing resume includes success in several disciplines within the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series, a victory in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series, the ARCA Series and multiple victories in the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Series. “I can’t thank everyone on the team enough for all their hard work getting this car ready with such short notice. We had a good run all race long and we overcame a loose wheel with 15 to go to make it back up to 13th. I had a ton of fun wheeling one of these on a road course and hope to do it again soon. Thanks to everyone for the support and messages.”
“I am very proud of our team’s debut in the Xfinity Series” Said Richard Gdovic, Team Owner of Precision Performance Motorsports. Charles Denike, Team Manager and Engineer has taken charge of our Xfinity program and is continuing the success from our K&N program. Everyone has worked very hard preparing our racecars for this event and it paid off with an exceptional finish for our team. Brandon did a great job missing all of the wrecks, racing smart, and executing each pit stop like a veteran. He is a testament to our training programs and extraordinary success we have had all year helping other drivers reach their potential. I would also like to thank WindStax and Fronius USA for their continued support of our program. Their representatives and families were able to attend this race and enjoy the excitement and hospitality provided by a great team of racing professionals.”
To keep up with Brandon Gdovic visit Brandon Gdovic Racing on Facebook, @BrandonGdovic on Twitter or visit the his website at www.brandongdovic.com.
About Fronius USA:
For over 65 years the name Fronius has stood for intensive research and the constant search for new, innovative solutions. Our state-of-the-art products have received numerous international awards for innovation, environmental stewardship, and best practices. In the field of welding technology, Fronius is a competent partner to the international automotive industry and other metalworking industries where high quality is a major concern. For more information visit Fronius USA Welding on Facebook, @WeldFroniusUSA on Twitter, or visit the website at www.fronius.us.
About WindStax Wind Power Systems:
WindStax® Wind Power Systems is a full-service wind power company. We design and manufacture our own unique brand of plug-and-play wind power systems for residential and commercial off-grid, micro grid, and supplemental stationary power requirements. WindStax™ Wind Power Systems incorporates many industry firsts – including high-performance energy management in a self-contained and reliable green energy system that is easy to install and inexpensive to own and operate. For more information visit its website www.windstax.com.
About Precision Performance Motorsports:
PPM is owned by Richard Gdovic and managed by Charles Denike. PPM fields cars in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, NASCAR Southern Modified Tour, and Whelen All-American Series – Late Models and Modifieds. PPM provides a comprehensive driver development program, race car rentals, setup and pull down rig services, test consultation, and driver coaching. PPM has facilities in both China Grove, North Carolina and Gloucester, Virginia. For more information visit Precision Performance Motorsports on Facebook, @PrecisionPerf on Twitter or visit the website at www.ppm646.com.