Eidson Takes Another Rain Win at Lime Rock Park
Lakeville, CT – Putting his stamp on rain driving, Jake Eidson took another commanding win in the wet at Lime Rock Park. The victory, his third of the season, marked his second win of the day at Lime Rock, as he expertly controlled the race pace to the checkered flag in the No. 10 Spectrum/Honda entry for Cape Motorsports. Adrian Starrantino and Aaron Telitz completed the podium.
“I owe a lot of this success to the team,” said Eidson. “In this race I was much more pressured by Adrian but it was a good race and we got a great start when the green flag dropped.”
Eidson, who won the first race of the day, started from the point and easily slotted into the lead coming out of Lime Rock’s “Big Bend,” leading all 28 laps as the slow race pace meant a time window ended things two laps early.
Starrantino marked his second straight podium of the day, improving on a third in the morning to a second this afternoon.
“Today was really good for points with the two podiums,” Starrantino, driving a Mygale/Honda for Bryan Herta Autosport, said.
Telitz completed the podium in third, coming back from a top five in the morning and battling back from a qualifying crash in his WISKO Racing Mygale/Honda.
“I was a bit timid in the first rain race,” said Telitz, who has one win this year, compared to Starrantino’s two and Eidson’s three.
Jim Goughary’s rough start to the 2013 season has come to an end as he notched the Masters Class victory with a fourth place effort for Raceworks in a Van Diemen/Honda.
Second place finisher from the morning race Paul Alspach was fifth in the second WISKO car, also running the fastest lap of the all-green-flag race at Lime Rock.
Ayla Agren stayed out of trouble to come home sixth for Bryan Herta Autosport, with Steve Bamford following in seventh – unable to repeat his strong performance from Road Atlanta. Sam Chastain’s Bryan Herta Autosport entry was eighth – with all three of those drivers in Mygale/Honda combinations.
Joe Colasacco and Art Foster completed the top ten.
As for the weather, it was two rain races at Lime Rock with temperatures never really finding their way north of the forties.
The two races held today at Lime Rock Park marked the mid-point of the 2013 Formula F season, with rounds five and six of the 12-race campaign.
F1600 Formula F Championship Series teams get more than a month to regroup for three events in six weeks to close the season, starting with a doubleheader at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, July 26-28.
PosNo.NameLapsBest TmMake/ModelDiff 1 10 Jake Eidson 28 1:05.043 Spectrum Honda - 2 98 Adrian Starrantino 28 1:04.986 Mygale Honda +1.264 3 13 Aaron Telitz 28 1:05.139 Mygale Honda +18.442 4 7 Jim Goughary/M 28 1:05.377 Van Diemen Honda +21.078 5 66 Paul Alspach 28 1:04.868 Mygale Honda +21.342 6 96 Ayla Agren 28 1:05.971 Mygale Honda +39.418 7 07 Steve Bamford/M 28 1:05.867 Mygale Honda +45.345 8 97 Sam Chastain 28 1:05.610 Mygale Honda +45.746 9 3 Joe Colasacco/M 27 1:07.483 Van Diemen Honda 1 Lap 10 21 Art Foster/M 27 1:07.709 Spectrum Honda +9.563 11 06 Austin McCusker 27 1:08.149 Van Diemen Honda +39.412 12 2 Mike Scanlan/M 26 1:10.690 Swift DB6 Honda 2 Laps 13 93 Glenn Taylor/M 26 1:11.303 PRS RH01 +6.623 14 44 Ed Callo/M 14 1:11.206 Bowman Ford 14 Laps DNS 41 Rob Albani 0 -.--- Van Dieman Ford -