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Continental Tire IMSA Driver Spotlight: Eric Foss

This week’s Continental Tire IMSA Driver Spotlight, Eric Foss…

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Driver Spotlight: Eric Foss
Driver, No. 56 Murillo Racing Porsche Cayman (CTSC)
Follow: @ericfossracing

How has the switch been to a Porsche and what are some of the bigger 

“The transition to the Porsche Cayman from the BMW 328i has been
relatively easy. Both Jeff Mosing and I raced the Rolex 24 at Daytona in 2013 
in a Cayman, so the car felt very familiar. The biggest difference between
the Cayman and the 328i is the Cayman’s short wheelbase, which means the car 
changes direction much quicker than the BMW.”

What does Murillo Racing need to do in the last two races to win a

“Murillo Racing needs to stay focused on our own execution to try and wrap
up this championship. We realize that only focusing on what we can control
 will yield us the best results. Who cares what Eversley is doing anyway!

What are some of the challenges that COTA presents to a driver?

“Circuit of The Americas is a very forgiving track with all of its runoff
 areas. The biggest struggles for the race weekend will be dealing with the 
heat and getting the fuel consumption numbers right due to the long length
 of the track and the low speed last section that won’t allow for much
 coasting to pit lane.”

As we approach 2015, is there anything you would like to see changed in CTSC?

“For 2015 I would love to see the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge
 require both drivers to do 45 minutes for the team to score points. Heck,
maybe we could throw in some standing starts too!”

If you could go on a road trip anywhere, what car would you take, where
 would you go and who would you want to take with you?

“My ultimate road trip would be to drive up and down the California coast
in my Continental DW-shod 97 M3 with my wife Tila. I love the ocean and 
Tila is always instigating me to drive the car sideways.”

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