Sprint Series Round 3 marked the first time around the course in
This rounds qualifying would favor drivers able to figure out the nuances of the updated Grande course. Top performers included names with increasing familiarity like Seth Willits and Jacob Abrams– it was Pietro Moro however with the job well done, setting pole at a 1:11.875.
Pole sitter Moro held the torch at the get-go but was quickly attacked by Sheng Wu, Donnie Clarke and Matt Steele in heat 1A. As Clarke staved off drivers behind him, things would get a little rough and tumble for the P2 battle. Postrace penalties abound at the front though, allowing Moro to receive the official win after an unfortunate DQ to P1 finisher Clarke for being underweight.
Heat 1A Results
Randy McKee started in P1 for heat 1B. Cutting through the field was new face Chase Nickells, slotting into 3rd at the green flag from a P5 start. Justin Altman set the tow hooks onto Nickells also
Heat 1B Results
The top 3 of Redman, Evan Lawrence, and Abrams grouped together, keeping pace ahead of the rest of the field in heat 1C. There would be no battle for P1, as Redman maintained just a hair’s distance too far for a decent attempt at a pass. While it seemed like Abrams would cross second at the checkered, Lawrence pulled off a last-minute pass in the final lap for the P2 position behind Redman.
Heat 1C Results
The fight for the C-Main win was a fantastic duel for the entirety of the race. Devins Baker and new driver Hancheng Pan may have been miles ahead of the rest but the two maintained a dogfight lap after lap. Not to mention Donnie Clarke– after the mishap earlier in the day, this hardware earner shot out of near last and scored third, with Baker sitting on the top followed by Pan.
The fight for the B-Main win started between Max Demoss, James Lieser
The A-Main green flag immediately saw Moro with a strong start ahead of Redman and Nickells. The former would keep a very steady hold on Moro for almost the entirety of the race. Abrams meanwhile charged up the ranks, dispatching driver after driver until finally within
It’s still too early to say much about the overall but it’s also anyone’s game for the Winter
A-Main Top 10 Results
Sprint 2019 Current Standings
|2)||Ronnie Swaim Jr||565||(148)|