The Luther Automotive Group

Park Place tech tackles Audi Twin Cup

Master Technician Pete Wallace has competed in the national Audi Twin Cup Challenge many times, but 2014 was extra special, with his best finish ever and a cruise for the prize.

Master Technician Pete Wallace, right, was sixth in the Audi Twin Cup Challenge.  Other participants include, from left, Glen Rausch, Matt Peters and Joshua Kern.

Master Technician Pete Wallace, right, was sixth in the Audi Twin Cup Challenge. Other participants include, from left, Glen Rausch, Matt Peters and Joshua Kern.

Wallace, of Park Place Motors, typically places between 10th and 20th, but this time was different.  The same six or eight technicians typically compete for the top spots, said Wallace, who was sixth.  “Every once and a while, a new guy breaks into the top.”

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A total of 40 techs were chosen from 580 entrants for the competition in Virginia.  Stations were set up with problematic cars.  Wallace said he didn’t get a breakdown of how he did on each event, which left him guessing which areas he did well in.

“It’s hard to put a finger on it.”
Newer Audis have 20 to 50 computerized modules, he explained, and some even systems protecting against pinching with the power windows.
Master Tech Matt Peters joined Wallace in the final competition.
Wallace’s reward was a cruise for two to the Mediterranean.

 

 

 

 

 

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