Bruce Wilkie, driving a
Roman Auto Prep built and maintained Alfa Romeo GTV
holds fastest lap time of all Group 8 Alfas through the
week until the 5th session on Saturday when the clutch
failed. Roman Tucker of Roman Auto prep
responds:…. "It would appear that we left the
clutch disk in for exactly one race too many!!!"
Wilkie had Roman Auto Prep
build this car for him in 1999 and has been racing it
ever since. Roman went on to say… "Initially
we built this car with a very conservative set-up, both
chassis and engine. As Bruce evolved as a driver
naturally the car needed to keep pace with that change.
In 2005 we increased the horsepower substantially and
this year we changed the chassis set-up to include some
new parts that we have developed and manufacture."
Bruce loves the new
configuration and has never been faster at the Glen.
Roman Tucker:… "This new chassis set-up really
works with Bruce’s driving style. My goal is to
produce racing chassis components that are integrated
and up-gradable so that we can bring our driver /
chassis combinations up through the grid at a safe and
comfortable pace. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention
that Bernardo Martinez, Jr. has helped me a great deal
with developing some of these parts. He’s a good
test driver and has offered me good feedback on the
parts I have wanted to develop. Many of these
parts ended-up on the Wilkie car and Bruce has proven
that these parts can translate to drivers of all