January 2019 saw two Sprint Series rounds in the books on Classico CCW and Grande CCW. With Round 2 completed after this past weekend, we’re now beginning to see just who might be the ones to watch for the 2019 season!
The question of who would come out on top in qualifying remained a mystery for the entirety for most of the sessions. By the checkered
Heat 1A Results
The front-runners in heat 1B were sent into a scuffle at the green flag with Seth Willits falling
Heat 1B Results
|1)||Ronnie Swaim Jr|
Heat 1C began with Frank Hsu at the helm but Ayrton Demoss would steal the lead early on in lap 2, staving off most attempts from his competitors as the race wore on. Meanwhile, Ivan Martinez quietly latched onto Demoss’ bumper with Vladimir Orlov following suit– no trouble for him as he made his way forward from P6. Demoss would cross the checkered first for heat 1C, proving to be yet another driver to watch for the championship this season.
Heat 1C Results
The result for the C-Main win was pretty clear from the get-go once Devins Baker took the lead. At a pace of nearly 2 seconds quicker than his competitors, his advantage could not be overcome.
B-Main started off without a hitch with Zachary Francavilla leading and Mike Skinner in tow for more than half of the race. About midway through
By the time the A-Main was underway, the course boundaries continued to serve as obstacles for drivers. Penalties from four-off passes came really hard at the front, one such landing on a lead driver for a devastating result. Ready in line to take advantage of this opening was Tony Wika; for him, this A-Main was pure forward momentum. About halfway through, he cut his way forward into the lead carrying Willits along with him and Swaim just a few paces astern. The checkered would be Wika’s first in the Sprint Series, Willits following in P2, and Swaim scoring third for his first podium.
Taking into account Spencer Russell’s 2R status, the points now see 3 drivers tied for P1 and 4 tied for P4 on back. There might only be 2 rounds in the books but if points leader by
- Seth Willits – currently geared up for LO206 in Tri-C Karters for 2019
- Randy McKee – always putting down excellent results in the past Sprint Series seasons; this just may become his year
- James Lieser – a previous winner in the Sprint Series; definitely has what it takes to grab another W
- Donnie Clarke – has shown promise during 2018; things look like they’re really starting to click this time around
- Tony Wika – 2-time Grand Masters Champ in the Super Series and now, winner of Sprint Series Round 2
A-Main Top 10 Results
|3)||Ronnie Swaim Jr|
Sprint 2019 Current Standings
|1)||Spencer Russell [2R]||300||-|
|2)||Ronnie Swaim Jr||290||(275)|