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Race Highlights FEBRUARY 2018

It was another great weekend here at the track! Mansell (E) was the chosen configuration for the weekend. The 3.2-mile road course includes favorites such as Ego Check and Kenny's Corner along with less used classic corners Sunset and Complex. The weekend brought two new drivers to the track: Tony Grillo in the Miata class and Roc Capobianco in the LSR Rookie class. Both drivers raced well and we are excited to see them compete in the future! An amazing track, a great group of drivers and wonderful weather made February Race Weekend one for the books!

During Friday's Light Sport Race, Todd Slusher quickly moved ahead of the pack while an all-out battle was taking place behind him. Denis O'Leary, Ron Eckhardt and Chip Romer were battling for overall P2. The three drivers were pretty tight the entire race, switching positions several times until O'Leary was able to push forward and earn the P2 spot, both overall and in his division. Great job, gentlemen!

Saturday's races were especially exciting to watch. In the Miata group, MX5 drivers Teddy Landau and Kenny Northrup battled the entire race. Teddy was able to skillfully maintain his composure throughout the race despite the pressure from Kenny and crossed the finish line first! It was a great battle and all our Miata drivers put in a great effort.

December '17 Race Weekend Correction:

We made an error in the December Race Weekend results: in the Sports Car Enduro Race, which took place on Saturday afternoon, Dennis Russell earned third place in the MX5 Division. Due to the fault of the transponder being poorly charged, one of Russell's laps was not recorded; therefore, our final results were incorrect. We would like to congratulate Dennis on his third-place finish in the 50-minute Enduro Race!

Transponder Tips:

To brush up on proper transponder use and care, below are links to the manuals of both the FLEX Transponder and the X2 Transponder:

Additionally, Liz in the tower has created a new email for any and all timing inquiries: timing@racespringmountain.com. You can contact her through this email if you see an error with your timing, need transponder help or if you need to obtain certain results.

Also, make sure to check out Race Monitor to view our live timing during the races. Visit online or download the app!

Light Sport Racer

Friday

  • LSR1: 1st Todd Slusher, 2nd Denis O'Leary and 3rd Chip Romer
  • LSR2: 1st Ron Eckhardt
  • LSR3: 1st Mitch Bishop, 2nd Ron Fletcher and 3rd Alain Derzie
  • LSRR: 1st Gerry Shear and 2nd Roc Capobianco

Saturday

  • LSR1: 1st Todd Slusher, 2nd John Melsom and 3rd Chip Romer
  • LSR2: 1st Ron Eckhardt
  • LSR3: 1st Ron Fletcher, 2nd Mitch Bishop and 3rd Alain Derzie
  • LSRR: 1st Rahul Patel and 2nd Roc Capobianco

Miata

Friday

  • Miata: 1st Ron Fletcher, 2nd John Saroyan and 3rd Michael Lorenz
  • MX5: 1st Teddy Landau, 2nd Mark Saroyan and 3rd Gregg Gorski

Saturday

  • Miata: 1st Ron Fletcher, 2nd Dennis Russell and 3rd Michael Lorenz
  • MX5: 1st Teddy Landau, 2nd Kenny Northrup and 3rd Mark Saroyan

Next Race Weekend

I hope you are looking forward to warmer weather and our March Race Weekend as the year progresses! The 16th & 17th will host one of the Clark configurations. We hope to see you there!

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