Race Highlights January 2017

The 2017 race series began with lots of rain, but it could not dampen the spirits of our racers. Those with rain tires braved the rare opportunity to test their skills in the challenging conditions. Given the weather, race stewards opted to postpone Friday’s race to Saturday. Saturday’s schedule was modified to accommodate morning practice, qualifying and two races for Light Sport and Miata as well as a Lotus bracket race. The schedule would test SM crew and drivers.

Friday’s rain gave way to a clear, crisp Saturday morning, perfect weather to take on the challenging Fittipaldi (A) 3.67-mile course. Despite the compressed schedule, SM crew and drivers all performed brilliantly!

Light Sport Racer

Race #1

  • LSR1 division: Brandon Rambo 1st, Erik Davis 2nd and Gerhard Watzinger 3rd
  • LSR2 division: Ron Eckhardt 1st, Nick Kelly 2nd and Bruce Jones 3rd
  • LSR3 division: Ron Fletcher 1st, Mitch Bishop 2nd and Gregg Gorski 3rd
  • LSRR division: Greg Boehme 1st
LSR1 and LSR2 podium pictures do not accurately reflect the final positions.

Race #2

  • LSR1 division: Jesse Menczer 1st, Gerhard Watzinger 2nd and Erik Davis 3rd
  • LSR2 division: Ron Eckhardt 1st, Nick Kelly 2nd and Mark Rohrwasser 3rd
  • LSR3 division: Indy Al Miller 1st, Ron Fletcher 2nd and Mitch Bishop 3rd
LSR winners sporting their redesigned 2017 trophies!

Miata

Race #1

  • Miata division: Gregg Gorski 1st, Ryan Pond 2nd and Dennis Kane 3rd
  • MX5 division: Teddy Landau 1st, Jim Balestrieri 2nd and Ron Fletcher 3rd
Podium picture above does not accurately reflect the final positions.

Race #2

  • Miata division: Gregg Gorski 1st, Dennis Kane 2nd and Michael Lorenz 3rd
  • MX5 division: Teddy Landau 1st and Jim Balestrieri 2nd
Podium picture above does not accurately reflect final positions.

Lotus

Bracket Race

  • Podium: Michael Reynolds 1st, Cam Lancaster 2nd and Tom McMillan 3rd
Lotus drivers always finish smiling!

Next Race Weekend

We would like to thank all of our CSM members, friends and family who came out and made our first event of the season a great success. We are looking forward to cooperative weather for our February race weekend, which takes place on the 10th and 11th. We will be running the Mansell (C) 3.4-mile track configuration. Make sure to mark your calendars, and we will see you at the track!

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