Cowley Wins Race 1 at Summit Point
Summit Point, WV - Matthew Cowley took the checkered flag at Summit Point for the win in round 15 of the 2017 F1600 Championship Series season as the Team Pelfrey driver extended his Championship lead in the No. 80 Mygale/Honda. Cowley triumphed over K-Hill's Zach Holden, who charged back from last to second after an unscheduled pit stop. Jonathan Kotyk finished third and a fight of the race in the Masters Class division was won by Mike Scanlan.
Quotes from the Top Finishers:
"At the start we managed to break away and there was a safety car period. After that I managed to keep my nose clean for the first few laps and bring the win home."
"It was a bit disappointing. I had to pit because the radiator was filled with grass. Once we came out I knew it was head down and go for them. One more lap and I think we could have had him."
"It was a pretty tough fight for the Gap Guard Team Pelfrey car. There was a lot of defensive driving in we unfortunately lost the leaders."
Mike Scanlan (1st - Masters):
"I had a feeling Joel was hanging back for the last lap. I had just enough to stay ahead there at the end."
Joel Haas (2nd - Masters):
"I gave it my best shot and Mike had a bit more. We'll try again tomorrow, and thanks to Greg Rice and Rice Race Prep."
Dave Petzko (3rd - Masters):
"We keep chipping away at the speed and it's good to be back here. It was a blast. I didn't have anything for them, I was just hanging back."