We entered the Sprint Series Round 4 with the Sportivo configuration providing a fresh challenge to drivers. It
We’d see the best qualifying times come out of the third group, as is par for the course. It would be no surprise here as we’d see familiar face Pietro Moro score his second pole position after getting his first one last round.
|2)||Samuel Hunt [2R]||1:03.174|
Putting on yet another great performance, Moro gripped the lead firmly from the get-go of heat 1A, leaving the rest of the pack in the dust. Fellow driver Evan Lawrence looked to be best of the rest for the majority of the race but would be dispatched at the end by a hard-charging Daniel Plante who had started 8th. By the end of the race, Moro crossed first followed by Plante and Lawrence.
Heat 1A Results
Heat 1B began with Jacob Abrams at the helm with Sam Hunt in tow. Meanwhile,
Heat 1B Results
|2)||Samuel Hunt [2R]|
At the green, it was Ronnie Swaim Jr with a strong start, ousting Nickells from the pole. With some exchanges in the front pack, a penalty from gain off contact benefited Nickells and Frank Hsu, who took over 2nd and 3rd honors, closing in on Swaim. With the front two holding nose-to-tail, there was no telling who would come out on top. The checkered would fly with Swaim keeping the door shut from any passes and Nickells 2nd, Hsu 3rd.
Heat 1C Results
|1)||Ronnie Swaim Jr|
The C-Main sees very frequent anything-goes strategy at play once things get rolling. As such, the starting grid was not at all maintained once the race got underway. After taking advantage of the green flag skirmish, the two drivers who created distance from the beehive were Mark Gomez and Blayke Phillips, having moved up immediately in the early laps. There would be a brief exchange between the two about 3 laps in and Phillips would hold on to the lead until the very end, scoring the transfer to the B.
It was good clean racing between the top three of Matthew McCoy, Devins Baker, and Lee Nguyen once the B-Main began. It was three’s company for the entirety of the race as they kept in line, never changing order with each cross at the start/finish. Things weren’t all easy cruising for the leader though– McCoy with an unfortunate DQ from being light at the scales left Baker with the B-Main win.
2R driver Hunt had the lead at the A-Main’s green flag but was overtaken by Swaim at the next time by. About halfway through, his grip waivered and it was just enough for 3 drivers to sneak on by. Hunt and Redman jostled over the top spot for a spell until the former settled quietly behind Redman, 3 laps left in the race, with Swaim meanwhile regaining composure as third in line. At the white flag, Hunt had to fight for it at the end, making a final corner pass on Redman for the #1 in Round 4.
As we begin to approach the final round of the Winter Sub-championship, the big question is how overall points leader Redman and
A-Main Top 10 Results
|1)||Samuel Hunt [2R]|
|3)||Ronnie Swaim Jr|
Sprint 2019 Winter Subchamp Standings
|1)||Ronnie Swaim Jr||855||(230)|
Sprint 2019 Overall Current Standings
|2)||Ronnie Swaim Jr||580||(275)|