Eidson Takes Lime Rock Rain Win
Lakeville, CT – Jake Eidson made it two wins in a row, going from fifth to first at Lime Rock Park in the rain a day after he turned 18 in the Cape Motorsports Spectrum/Honda. Eidson capitalized on the weather situation, passing four cars in the opening laps, grabbing the lead and managing the pace to the checkered flag ahead of Adrian Starrantino and WISKO teammates Paul Alspach and Aaron Telitz.
Eidson, driving the No. 10, battled back from a two-grid spot qualifying penalty after missing the checkered flag in heavy rain at Lime Rock on Friday afternoon.
“That was a great race,” Eidson said. “I started fifth and was able to wiggle my way to first and that was that. It seemed to dry a bit near the end but the Spectrum was good, we’ll see what happens in the second race later today.”
Alspach marked his first podium in his third F1600 start for WISKO Racing in the No. 66 Mygale/Honda. The aspiring racer briefly took the lead early in the race with a daring outside pass in turn one.
As the race developed Alspach and Starrantino would battle it out for second, with the two eventually touching in the closing stages of the all-green-flag race.
“It was real hard racing with Adrian,” said Alspach, “unfortunately we touched wheels and he got the short end of the stick.”
Starrantino completed the podium in the Bryan Herta Autosport Mygale/Honda, earning points after a recent DNF at Road Atlanta.
“After Road Atlanta it’s good to be able to salvage some points,” added Starrantino, who started from the pole position.
Championship leader Aaron Telitz followed in fourth place for the WISKO Racing team in the No. 13 Mygale/Honda, while Jim Goughary completed the top five and earned the Masters Class win in his No. 7 Van Diemen/Honda.
Joe Colasacco was sixth in another Van Diemen, followed by Sam Chastain in seventh. Chastain went off on the opening lap in his Bryan Herta Autosport Mygale/Honda, driving through a huge pond in the esses.
Steve Bamford was eighth after running well in the F2000 race earlier in the morning, with Art Foster and Ed Callo, in the Bowman chassis, rounding out the top ten.
Temperatures never got out of the forties for the fifth race of the 2013 F1600 season, but rain did stop by the end of the event, and the track could dry for the afternoon race if the clouds remain closed.
The Lime Rock weekend for the F1600 Formula F Championship Series comes to a close with round two, and race six of the 2013 season, starting local time at 4:35.
PosNo.NameLapsBest TmMake/ModelDiff 1 10 Jake Eidson 28 1:04.657 Spectrum Honda - 2 66 Paul Alspach 28 1:04.961 Mygale Honda +13.073 3 98 Adrian Starrantino 28 1:04.800 Mygale Honda +17.068 4 13 Aaron Telitz 28 1:05.691 Mygale Honda +29.627 5 7 Jim Goughary/M 28 1:05.304 Van Diemen Honda +30.573 6 3 Joe Colasacco/M 28 1:06.258 Van Diemen Honda +54.868 7 97 Sam Chastain 28 1:05.709 Mygale Honda +56.646 8 07 Steve Bamford/M 28 1:06.175 Mygale Honda +1:01.356 9 21 Art Foster/M 27 1:06.844 Spectrum Honda 1 Lap 10 44 Ed Callo/M 26 1:10.277 Bowman Ford 2 Laps 11 2 Mike Scanlan/M 26 1:09.876 Swift DB6 Honda +18.796 12 93 Glenn Taylor/M 25 1:10.949 PRS RH01 3 Laps 13 41 Rob Albani 25 1:12.508 Van Dieman Ford +47.737 DNF 96 Ayla Agren 4 1:06.872 Mygale Honda 24 Laps DNS 06 Austin McCusker 0 -.--- Van Diemen Honda -