Rounds seven and eight took place under very hot and hazy conditions at Sonoma Raceway this past weekend. The event was very well attended as drivers were looking to take advantage of track time at the historic track in anticipation of this years’ SCCA Runoffs on the same configuration.
SFR SCCA Group 2 had 40 entries, and FPU drivers had their hands full working slower traffic while also battling for overall position against true Atlantic racers with an extra 100 horsepower, larger tires, and tons of downforce. “Not unlike the 24 Hours of LeMans, which also took place in June, drivers needed to really be on their game. It was imperative to be aware of not only who was in your class, but also how you could use other drivers to your advantage in gaining position and distancing yourself from your competitors,” noted one of the race officials.
Kyle Loh kept his cool and took first place in both events with two very well driven races. Round seven saw Kyle in first place, D. Morgan in second, and Ryan McElwee on the podium in third. Sunday’s longer race, under cooler conditions, saw Kyle Loh continue his winning ways driving a near textbook race to take the checkered flag. Ryan McElwee followed in second, with D. Morgan rounding out Sunday’s podium in third place.
Formula Pro USA F4, and Exclusive MotorWorks would like to congratulate and thank the competitors, the race teams, the race families and SFR SCCA for enduring the heat and making this weekend’s races a rousing success. Next up on the 2018 schedule is Rounds 9 and 10 at Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey California.