Morgan wins Fastest F1600, Weld taks Championship lead,
Herscher and Horan take first wins of 2018
Roebling Road Raceway hosted rounds 3 and 4 of the
2018 Southern Formula Car Championships
and first up was Saturday morning qualifying.
In F2000, Championship points leader #71 Skip Weld would earn the
Taylor Pole Position award by only a few tenths over
#0 John Herscher and #51 Marc Stern.
In F1600, Cole Morgan would lay down an absolute flyer –
easily earning the Taylor Pole award and the “Fastest F1600” –
earning him half off a full set of OZ Racing wheels.
When the green flew on Saturday’s F2000 event,
Skip Weld would suffer front wing damage and retire early for his first dnf of 2018,
leaving Herscher and Stern to battle for the Round 3 win.
In the end Herscher would come out on top,
with #8 James Belay rounding out the top 3.
In Saturday’s F1600 race, the polesitter would again record a dnf,
as Cole Morgan retired with mechanical issues.
Without Morgan, it was the #24 Chris Horan and the
#7 John Benson wheel to wheel all race.
Eventually Horan would come out ahead by .003 seconds
– less than a few inches on track!
Saturday also played host to the Southern Formula Car Random drawing awards –
where every driver takes home a prize thanks to committed sponsors like Hoosier,
Primus, Wulff Motorsports, AIM, Race Mirrors, and more.
When drivers awoke on Sunday, it was a beautiful day for racing,
clear skies and mid 70’s.
In F2000, Skip Weld would earn his third race win of 2018,
and take a commanding lead in the drivers championship.
Herscher would suffer mechanical issues and dnf on sunday
leaving Marc Stern and James Belay to take home
back to back second and third respectively.
In F1600 it was the Cole Morgan show,
with mechanical issues resolved
Morgan checked out to earn race victory #1 in 2018.
Behind Cole, Saturday’s race winner Horan would retire early,
leaving Benson to take home another second place finish.
Behind the top two both days,
the #31 of Doug Stewart showed great consistency,
ending up with back to back podium finishes.
The QuarterMaster Classic also crowned weekend champions,
and the top 6 for each class – receiving special prizes from QuarterMaster.
The top 3 in each class earned full clutch assemblies,
while 4,5, and 6 earned clutch plates.
Congratulations to #7 John Benson and #51 Marc Stern –
QuarterMaster Classic Champions!
Gary Johnson would improve four positions in the F1600 event on Saturday,
earning him the Speedcom Communications Hard Charger award.
Next up for the Southern Formula Car Championships is the high banks of Daytona International Speedway in just a few days – May 5-6.