03 May Spring Weather Finally Breaks Through for Week 3 of Spring iDrive
Mother Nature was finally on our side this past Wednesday for our 3rd week of the 2018 Spring iDrive Series and we had perfect weather for a night of very competitive racing!
Our Light Class was a small group this week, making for some very exciting and competitive racing. Kartplex regulars, and Margay Ignite Drivers, Evan Stamer and Gage Rucker returned this week to have some fun with the iDrive racers, but even with their years of karting experience our iDrive racers were able to hold their own!
In Light race #1 Evan Stamer took the win after leading a majority of the race. Stamer was able to gain a pretty comfortable lead while Gage Rucker fought it out with Jason Jones and Scott McClendon Jr. for the remaining podium spots. With a daring two car pass with only a few laps to go Scott McClendon Jr. was able to earn a second place finish with Gage Rucker in third for race #1.
In race #2 the field was inverted sending race winner, Evan Stamer to the tail. Gage Rucker was able to gain an early lead and keep that distance to earn the win for the second Light Class race of the night. Scott McClendon Jr. was able to get second place for the second time, making this his third week straight with all podium finishes! Micah Floretta rounded out the top three for our race #2.
The winner of our Heavy Class race #1, Taylor Bowman, is proving to be the one to beat this iDrive season! In only the first few laps Bowman was able to pull away from the rest of the pack making the race for second and third the only real competition for the first race of the night. Further back in the pack there was a lot of passing as the rest of the full field of 11 Heavy drivers were all trying for a spot on the podium. In the end it was Dennis Wilburn in second and Adam Dooling, third, who rounded out the podium for our first Heavy race of the night.
In Heavy Class race #2, the top 5 of the field was inverted starting race #1 winner Taylor Bowman in 5thposition, while it looked for a while like the rest of this very competitive class was going to give him a run for his money, Bowman was once again able to pull off a first place finish, making this his 5thwin in only three weeks (that’s 5 wins/6 races for anyone not familiar with iDrive). Dennis Wilburn was another impressive finisher of the night with another second place finish in race #2, making this his second podium finish in two weeks! Rounding out our podium in Heavy race #2 was iDrive veteran Chris Keefer.
Thanks to everyone who came out to enjoy the nice, finally, Spring weather with us! Don’t forget, it’s NEVER TOO LATE to join our iDrive Series! If you are interested in racing with us just come on out to the Kartplex for our next iDrive event on Wednesday, May 16.
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