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SPORT NEWS – Ferrari Problem winners topped at Sonoma

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 excellent 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 (Broad 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 type didn’t serve him properly 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 Seashore) with the 2 drivers ending lower than a second aside after 30-minutes of racing.

Trofeo Pirelli AM2. Jason McCarthy (Broad World Ferrari) had a stand-out race, taking the win in school and second general.  Ranging from the surface pole place, he rapidly misplaced out to MacNeil at the beginning, however drove a constant and managed race to maximise the efficiency of his Pirelli tires, successful his class by over 20 seconds.  Brian Davis (Ferrari of Palm Seashore) took second, besting third place finisher Justin Wetherill (Ferrari of Central Florida) by an additional 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 superb battle with the pole-sitter Chris Aitken (Ferrari of Houston) that resolved itself mid-way by way of the 30-minute contest.  From there important tire degradation affected Chris’ race however he was in a position to fend off a practice of challengers, led at the beginning 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 induced important tire degradation of the Pirelli rubber and a few drivers have been both higher in a position to handle their driving to cut back the damage, 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.

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