Andrews First in Road Atlanta Race Two
Braselton, GA – Scott Andrews scored a win at Road Atlanta in the second round of the F1600 Formula F Championship Series season in his No. 94 Exclusive Autosport Spectrum. The Australian managed to lead the last two laps in an eight-car lead pack that swapped positions for the duration of the 17-lap race. Austin Mack and Will Harvey scored their first F1600 podiums, finishing second and third.
“It was a really good race,” said Andrews. “Thanks to Exclusive Autosport and Spectrum, I got pretty lucky with the way the draft worked out.”
Andrews has been near the front of the field all weekend, and finished third in Saturday’s race. He’ll have the chance to go for two out of three later on Sunday with the final round of F1600’s first-ever triple-header race weekend.
Mack drove an aggressive race in his No. 44 K-Hill Motorsports Mygale/Honda to score a second place result.
“It was pretty exciting and hectic,” said Mack. “Yesterday we figured we had the pace but had some bad luck. I’m happy with the car and psyched for the third race later today.”
Also a newcomer to the podium after laps led on Saturday; Will Harvey took home his first F1600 trophy hardware with a third place finish for Chastain Motorsports.
Thomas McGregor finished fourth, leading part of the early stages of the race that saw Exclusive's three-car team break away from the field. Saturday winner Kyle Kirkwood finished fifth while Jack Mitchell Jr. was sixth.
In the Masters Class category, Steve Bamford took the win with a seventh place finish, unable to repeat a second place overall performance from Saturday in the Rice Race Prep Mygale/Honda.
Art Foster and Jim Goughary completed the Masters Class field, finishing in overall positions 10th and 12th, respectively.
A late night flurry of activity saw Ben Auriemma find a new car for the day after a Saturday incident, taking over the No. 12 entry run by K-Hill Motorsports, and he finished ninth overall.
The race saw serious on-track action and developed into three packs of cars with Andrews leading an eight car train in the closing stages of the event. As opposed to Saturday’s race that saw a lengthy caution, this event went green flag-to-flag.
Race three, taking place later on Sunday, will see Kyle Kirkwood lead the flag to the green as the No. 29 ran the fastest lap in the race. Bamford will line up on the outside of the front row. McGregor and Hobbs make up row two while Harvey and Mack are on row three. Winner Andrews will have to dig deep, starting from seventh.
After a crash yesterday Robert Megennis missed the race and will miss round three of the 2015 season later on Sunday with extensive damage on his Mygale.
Race three begins on Sunday afternoon from Road Atlanta, and is the final race of the weekend for the F1600 Series.
Results are available on www.F1600Series.com under the results tab.