The April Race Weekend featured the Mansell (C) 3.4-mile course. On Friday, drivers battled powerful winds but were rewarded with some amazing weather for Saturday’s races. It was great to welcome back familiar faces including Nick Kelly (LSR3) and Andy Kern (Lotus). It was also great to see Andy Weiss competing with the Miata group, Monica Carlson in the LSR3 Radicals and Alex Motola and Kevin Hill in the MX5 class. We also want to send a special congratulation to Ron Eckhardt who set a new LSR2 record on the Mansell C configuration! Eckhardt’s Friday qualifying time of 2:10.731 beat previous record of 2:11.596 set by Bruce Jones.
The Sports Car race was exciting as always. Friday was Steve Hardie’s second race in the MX5 class and he took the second place podium position. Congratulations Steve! On Saturday, Steve continued his impressive run by leading a 4-car battle with Alex Motola, Randall Sechrest and Kevin Hill. Unfortunately, Hardie went off in 5B and lost his position in the battle.
Saturday’s race saw an increase in participation in the challenging Lotus class. Our 5 Lotus pilots put on an exciting, clean race. We look forward to next months Lotus race!
We had a good turnout in the LSR Division. It was exciting to see Monica Carlson give the boys a run for their money during Saturday’s race! On Saturday, Doug Ramirez had an impressive run! Doug started in the back of the pack and methodically worked his way to the front to challenge Denis O’Leary, Gerhard Watzinger and Ron Eckhardt for P1. Ramirez ultimately finished on the top step of the LSR1 podium. It was one of the most impressive drives of the year! Awesome job Doug!
There was excitement throughout the grid. Jon Hirshberg, who was sporting his new Radical RSX, had Monica Carlson right behind him with Sean Mason and Gerry Shear close behind. There were great battles all around track this weekend.