Ferrari Problem winners topped at Sonoma
Ferrari Problem Trofeo Pirelli continued its 2021 season with the primary races its weekend at Sonoma Raceway within the coronary heart of California’s wine nation. With gusting winds from the close by San Francisco Bay, however in any other case good blue-bird skies and ideal temperatures greeted the 40+ drivers of the Ferrari Problem collection.
Trofeo Pirelli. Cooper MacNeil (Ferrari of Westlake) took his spot on the prime of the rostrum within the Trofeo Pirelli class after beginning on the general pole for the Trofeo Pirelli race. After easing away from Jason McCarthy (Huge World Ferrari), tire preservation turned the important thing issue figuring out tempo, and MacNeil’s tires degraded quicker than McCarthy’s, resulting in a dramatic closing lap because the Trofeo Pirelli AM2 driver closed inside 4 tenths of MacNeil on the checkered flag.
Trofeo Pirelli AM1. Enzo Potolicchio (Ferrari of Central Florida) took the win within the AM1 class, scything previous Martin Burrowes (Ferrari of Ft. Lauderdale) as Martin’s enthusiastic driving model didn’t serve him nicely on the low-grip floor at Sonoma Raceway and he went on to complete second. Third place was claimed by Neil Gehani (Continental Autosports) who had his personal battle with Brent Holden (Ferrari of Newport Seaside) with the 2 drivers ending lower than a second aside after 30-minutes of racing.
Trofeo Pirelli AM2. Jason McCarthy (Huge World Ferrari) had a stand-out race, taking the win in school and second total. Ranging from the skin pole place, he shortly misplaced out to MacNeil at first, however drove a constant and managed race to maximise the efficiency of his Pirelli tires, profitable his class by over 20 seconds. Brian Davis (Ferrari of Palm Seaside) took second, besting third place finisher Justin Wetherill (Ferrari of Central Florida) by an extra 20 seconds on the checkered flag.
Coppa Shell. Michael Watt (Ferrari of Atlanta) took his first win of the 2021 season at Sonoma Raceway after a wonderful battle with the pole-sitter Chris Aitken (Ferrari of Houston) that resolved itself mid-way via the 30-minute contest. From there vital tire degradation affected Chris’ race however he was capable of fend off a practice of challengers, led at the start by Todd Coleman (Ferrari of Denver), who needed to accept third, simply 4 tenths of a second behind.
Coppa Shell AM. Benoit Bergeron (Ferrari of Quebec) took the win in his first race of the 2021 season, besting Franck Ruimy (Ferrari of Beverly Hills) and Lance Cawley (Ferrari of Atlanta) who completed second and third respectively. Ending as they certified, the trio drifted aside because the race progressed because the aged floor of the Sonoma circuit precipitated vital tire degradation of the Pirelli rubber and a few drivers have been both higher capable of handle their driving to cut back the wear and tear, or they have been extra comfy pushing on much less grip. On the finish of their thirty minutes of racing, the trio was separated by nearly 30 seconds.