JIM RUSSELL F3 RACING SERIES RACE 2 – 13th April 2014
Sunday and it was time for drivers to refocus and bring lessons learned from race 1 and look for a fresh and better Race 2 result. Lining up on pole this time was Ryan Garcia, with the” Texas flash” Chase Murray alongside, feeling challenged by the pace of his fellow front row starter Chase was on a mission to not let him get away today. An impressive qualifying and massive gain in speed also saw female racer Jackie Heinricher lined up in 6th! The race was on and as hard fought as the Block/Campbell battle was in race 1, this time it was the front of the field to entertain the crowd. Ryan Garcia led from the get go but Chase was bound and determined not to let him get away, cleaning up his act he stayed on Ryan’s tail like a mongoose on a snake throughout the race, Ryan seemed unflappable however and while struggling a little under braking still didn’t show any sign of giving up that no.1 slot. Further down the field Jackie kept the improved Robin Macgregor at bay for a few laps but a slight miscue on the exit of 3a put her off the track and Robin was by and away. Both Robin and Jackie made great gains in speed for race 2 and with a little more seat time could be biting at the heels of the front 5. Back to the front and the fans were on the edge of their seats waiting to see if fireworks would ignite, and ignite they did! As the white flag fell Chase was as close as ever to the back of the #18 putting the pressure on as the headed out of turn 6. Knowing a move was in the offing Ryan drove to the inside to cover any of Chase’s ideas but this backfired as Ryan got caught out by the marbles and overdrove the entry allowing Chase to dive to the inside and gain the upper hand on the exit. Chase held on to the flag to win by just 1 second as Ryan couldn’t regain the time lost in the last few corners to mount a counter challenge. Handshakes were abound as some great sportsmanship from the drivers summed up a fantastic weekend for the 2014 series. Finishing 3rd was Tim Adolphson, 4th Roy Block, 5th Steve Campbell, 6th Robin MacGergor and 7th went to the recovering Jackie Heinricher.
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