The SCCA’s season opener was a low-key but welcome kick off to the 2016 season. I am a big fan of the Spec Miata and Spec Racer Ford. There were plenty of both out on track which made for some close racing and quite a few incidents. We’ve had quite a lot of rain over the past few weeks which meant that both the track and hillsides were very green.
Two great season finales. The off-season (next weekend’s Porsche Rennsport Reunion is the last major event of the season at Laguna Seca) will give me a chance to practice and come up with some new ideas for content. I really hope to up my video game for next season. Let me know what you’d like to see and I’ll do my best.
Spencer Pigot drove a flawless race to secure his Indy Lights championship. Sean Rayhall was never far behind but didn’t have the pace to challenge for the race win today. Congratulations to Spencer and Juncos Racing. The Pirelli World Challenge GT championship ended as expected: dramatic twists and turns, hard racing, and Berretta and O’Connell coming together. I think we all saw it coming. Also as expected, Christina Nielsen got another great finish. What a year she’s having.
Title contenders Johnny O’Connell and Olivier Beretta qualified 5th and 12th, respectively. Beretta’s qualifying was compromised when the session was red flagged to recover Chris Dyson’s Bentley from the exit of turn 4. The stage is set for a dramatic finale.
What an eventful day. Champions were crowned in two categories (USF2000 and Pro Mazda). Congratulations to Nico Jamin and Santiago Urrutia. Spencer Pigot inherited the Indy Lights lead when Max Chilton made an error entering The Corkscrew. The win puts Pigot in a strong position to claim the championship tomorrow. I can’t wait to see how it unfolds.