Wow! What an amazing track layout for these Formula Vee race cars! We began with practice in the late afternoon and wound up racing under the stars. While the infield was a bit tricky due to the lighting in some areas, it sure proved to be a great test of our drivers.
Congratulations go out to Edgar for grabbing the P1 bonus point in qualifying. However, the man taking the top spot tonight was Mike Key. With a Formula Vee that seemed to get wider by the minute, he raced a pretty flawless race and defended very well. Mike Key had a great last lap run through the infield and managed to hang on to the gap to take the top step!
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Due to logistics delays for many of the teams, we were able to more or less have a fun yet tight battle at Kansas between the MX5's of Michael Key and Edgar Sanchinelli.
Congrats to Mike for picking up the P1 bonus point by qualifying in 1st place. The battle was on with a shortened race down from 63 laps to 30. Passing opportunities were very tough to manage here. In the end a small draft helped Edgar cross the line just a hair over Michael Key.
We hope driver's and teams will join us in the final 3 rounds of the championship. We head off to Gateway Roval with the Formula Vee this coming Monday!
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(must complete ½ race dist. For points)
A fun combo tonight and a tough one even for the AI as well! We had 10 AI drivers on the grid tonight making things interesting and keeping everyone on their toes. Congratulations to Eero Nomm for securing the Bonus Point for qualifying P1 out of the human opponents.
It was a tough round and many had to use their spare cars. Zac Burke came out on the top step of the podium. Great job to him as he was playing a smart yet quick paced race. Michael Key and Pat Prevenas did well to survive the night as well around some aggressive AI drivers.
See you all next round at Kansas in the MX5!
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(must complete ½ race dist. For points)
One of the most enjoyable track and car combos we have on the calendar took place tonight at Lime Rock. These Mx5's are such a joy to drive here. Zac Burke had incredible pace and picked up the Premium GTP P1 Qualifier Bonus Point. Brennan Houran had amazing pace at his home track as well. As we took the grid, Greg Brockway had mechanical trouble that resulted in an accident with Greg Mac. The rest of the drivers kept pushing through the tires as we got closer to pit stops. Most drivers did not take tires and had to battle the understeer. In the end, Zac Burke took the top step of the podium. Edgar Sanchinelli had a spin with gearbox issues and Mike Key was able to get a good gap going sitting in P2. In the end, Patrick Prevenas rounded out the competition that survived tonight's race. A bit of incidents rendered some cars to longer repair times.
We look forward to the battles between the walls at Long Beach in the Formula Vee!!! See ya'll there!
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A first track to many of our drivers tonight and a first car for our P1 Bonus Point Qualifier Glen Stout Jr.!!! It was quite a battle to keep up with the AI drivers we have included in the Formula Vee rounds today during practice. However, in qualifying they did not seem as fast. That was not the case in the race though as some of the AI went for daring inside passes and caused some wild situations. Some drivers are still recovering from their wild tangles with AI drivers! One of those crashes caused the P2 position to be snatched away from Mike Key though he was able to limp the car home in P3! Brennan slid into the session late in practice but as always adapted very well to the car and conditions to take P2. Sadly Jeff Rutledge had a run in with an AI driver on the last lap which caused his chance at a podium to go away.
Thanks to all drivers that came into North Wilkesboro tonight! Our AI experimenting continues and we continue to ENJOY MOTORSPORT! See you all at Round 11 - Lime Rock in the NC Mazda MX5!!!
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