Lexington, OH - Zach Holden went from third to first on the last lap to take his third win of the season in the No. 96 K-Hill Motorsports Mygale/Honda in round 11 of the 2017 F1600 Championship Series season. Holden rebounded for the win at Mid-Ohio after failing to finish in the first two races of the weekend, taking the victory in the 18-lap race ahead of the Team Pelfrey duo of Jonathan Kotyk and Matthew Cowley. Another Mygale/Honda driven by K-Hill's Tonis Kasemets charged from last to fourth to win the Masters Class, with Cliff Johnson second and Scott Rubenzer third.
Quotes from the Top Finishers:
"It is a good relief to get a finish this weekend, and it's great to have a first place. It gives us more points for the F1600 Championship as we are falling behind a bit right now."
"It was a challenging race and I did my best to keep the Team Pelfrey Gap Guard up front. With six cars in the lead pack it was definitely challenging."
"Over this weekend we scored some great points on everyone in the Championship. It was great to come here and have a win and a third place. It's been a great weekend all around, and no one was giving an inch on track. It was about being careful and picking your moves correctly."
"Thank you to K-Hill Motorports. Yuven Sundaramoorthy had a flight to catch and they asked me to drive the car. I'm old so I get a Masters (win), I'm happy with that."
"It was a great weekend, I need to thank my step son Cole and Greg Rice for all the help this weekend."
"We are doing alright, we had a rough first lap in this race and I never recovered from it, but I had fun none the less."
Full results are available at www.F1600Series.com.
Next up, F1600 Championship Series drivers and teams head to the high-speed and challenging Pittsburgh International Race Complex for a triple-header weekend hosted by Formula Race Promotions, July 28-30.