The final round of Precision Racing League’s Thursday night Skip Barber series is upon us! We’re here at the Belle Isle street circuit for 18 laps of close quarter racing. Preseason races saw all but three cars crash out, and this week’s race would hold plenty of high drama for the 17 driver grid!
Once again pole position belonged to James Houser in the #75 car. But contact with the wall sent him to the middle of the field, before technical problems put him into the wall permanently ending his race.
This paved the way for Justin “Lil’ Tipsy” Tipton to storm the field. setting fast lap after fast lap from far out in the lead.
Contact with the walls would be a common theme running throughout the race. Most notably playing a factor in the race for 2nd in the Driver’s Championship, when Paul Wildridge ran wide into the barriers at Turn 10 while battling with rival Matthew Gunderson.
Blown Tranny Racing team mate Tyler Gore, also beat out White Flag Racing’s David Hebert for P5 in the Championship. After the race Hebert was quoted as saying, “I had a strategy and stuck to it throughout the race. It worked out very well for me, but Tyler finishing the race clearly wasn’t part of the plan…”
Despite Cash for Crash’s unexpected results, they still managed to take home the Team Championship over Blown Tranny Racing by 11 points. With White Flag Racing taking 3rd in the team battle.
And honorable mentions go out to driver Daniel Barnett, who saw his best results of the season after keeping it clean and bringing it home in P9!
Congratulations to all the drivers on an outstanding season. With Season 12 less than a month away the grid is filling up fast, but there is still plenty of spots open for fresh faces. For more information on sign ups please visit the PRL website at: http://precisionracingleague.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=159
We hope to see all drivers, both current and new, September 20th at Twin Ring Motegi!