Race Highlights March 2017

It’s always a fantastic time at the track when it’s a Club Spring Mountain race weekend! The beautiful weather combined with our great group of racers, family, friends and staff made a fun and exciting experience for all. The Andretti (C) 4-mile configuration was the road course of choice. Its combination of long straights with fast, tight corners made for exciting multi-class racing. It was also wonderful to see George Kurtz, Gerhardt Watzinger and John Falb back at the track for some fun club racing after spending time away participating in other racing series – Welcome Back!

Friday and Saturday, competitors from the LSR1 and LSR2 classes battled each other for overall position. Spectacular spins at the exit of the Bowl by Bruce Jones and Patrick Liddy demonstrated the efforts all drivers were making.

On Saturday, Jones was the star of qualifying. His lap of 2:32.484 was over 1.1 seconds faster than the closest competitor in the higher LSR1 class! His lap was the best of the weekend.

The Miata racers once again showed how to race close and clean. While Teddy Landau walked away from the group in his MX5, the other Miata racers battled for every position. The Bowl and Turn 7 proved to be choice locations to attempt passes.

The Lotus group participated in a traditional race this weekend. On Friday, Jack Fried came out on top and Mark Saroyan took a close second. However, the tables had turned for Saturday’s race: Saroyan took first with Fried securing second.

Light Sport Racer

Friday

  • LSR1 division: 1st Todd Slusher, 2nd Denis O'Leary and 3rd Gerhard Watzinger
  • LSR2 division: 1st Ron Eckhardt, 2nd Bruce Jones and 3rd Mark Rohrwasser
  • LSR3 division: 1st Indy Al Miller, 2nd Patrick Liddy and 3rd Gregg Gorksi
  • LSRR division: 1st Greg Boehme

Saturday

  • LSR1 division: 1st Todd Slusher, 2nd Denis O'Leary and 3rd Gerhard Watzinger
  • LSR2 division: 1st Bruce Jones, 2nd Ron Eckhardt and 3rd Mark Rohrwasser
  • LSR3 division: 1st Patrick Liddy, 2nd Indy Al Miller and 3rd John Falb
  • LSRR division: 1st Greg Boehme

Miata

Friday

  • Miata division: 1st Gregg Gorski, 2nd Mark Saroyan and 3rd Doug Ramirez
  • MX5 division: 1st Teddy Landau and 2nd Jim Balestrieri

Saturday

  • Miata division: 1st Gregg Gorski, 2nd Doug Ramirez and 3rd John Saroyan
  • MX5 division: 1st Teddy Landau and 2nd Jim Balestrieri

Lotus

Friday

  • Podium: 1st Jack Fried, 2nd Mark Saroyan and 3rd Tom McMillan

Saturday

  • Podium: 1st Mark Saroyan, 2nd Jack Fried and 3rd Tom McMillan

Next Race Weekend

In three short weeks, our April race weekend will be here! March 31st and April 1st will host the Mansell (C) 3.4-mile configuration and we are looking forward to seeing you all. It will officially be springtime and we are expecting pleasant weather and more great racing. We’ll see you at the track!

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