Team Latus Motors Racing is a small team with limited resources, but Rapp is pleased to be riding for the enthusiastic Latus, who is also a longtime supporter of dirt-tracker Joe Kopp. "He's not a big team," said Rapp. "He's not a corporation. He's just one guy who is spending his own money, and I'm thankful for that. We need people like George in this sport."Strong winds on Saturday morning at Fontana blew a 300-foot section of air fence onto the track and caused scheduling delays. Starting from fourth on the grid, Rapp went backward in the difficult conditions. "The crosswind was blowing the bodywork out, and the shift lever got stuck on it," he said. "It was just one of those things. We'd never ridden in wind like that." At the end of the race, the shift lever had rubbed through the paint on the offending panel.