SEMA eNews Vol. 17, No. 26, June 26, 2014

Racing News: Patrik Sandell Wins Red Bull Global Rallycross

Compiled by SEMA Editors

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Patrik Sandell drives the Kobalt Tools/Olsbergs MSE Ford Fiesta ST to victory in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Olsbergs MSE)
   

Patrik Sandell Wins Red Bull Global Rallycross
Patrik Sandell from the Olsbergs MSE team scored the win in the Kobalt Tools Ford Fiesta ST last weekend at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. Through two days of tough heat racing, Sandell never finished lower than second to bypass the Last Chance Qualifier and advance directly to the Final, where he had a front-row starting position. The Kobalt Tools driver held the lead position for all 10 laps to the checkered flag. Sandell is now tied for third in the championship standings.

The Olsbergs MSE team returns to Red Bull Global Rallycross, July 19–20, in New York. World RX drivers Andreas Bakkerud and Reinis Nitiss will appear next weekend in Kuovola, Finland, for the Finnish round of the World Rallycross Championship.

Doug Peterson Wins at Road America, Retains Championship Lead
Doug Peterson, in the No. 87 3Dimensional.com Chevrolet Corvette, emerged victorious from the VP Small Engine Fuels 100 Miles of Madness at Road America, Round 6 of the 2014 Trans Am Championship, outlasting Amy Ruman, Cliff Ebben and Tony Ave in the TA Class. Peterson now has a 14-point lead over Ruman, with 167 points to her 153. Simon Gregg continues to hold third with 143 points.

Trans Am will now enter a one-month mid-season break in preparation for THE 3Dimensional Services Next Dimension 100 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, August 17, for Round Seven of the 2014 Trans Am Championship.

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Team Falken's Justin Pawlak and Darren McNamara are in sixth and eighth position, respectively, in the overall championship.
   

Team Falken Departs Formula Drift's 'New Jersey Gauntlet' With Two Drivers in Top 10
Team Falken had a strong showing at New Jersey’s Wall Speedway for Round 4 of the 2014 Formula Drift series and maintains two drivers—Justin Pawlak and Darren McNamara in sixth and eighth position, respectively—in the overall championship.

It was also the strongest performance of the season for third Team Falken driver, Daijiro Yoshihara, who qualified fourth, and advanced to the top eight as did McNamara, who lost to eventual Gauntlet winner Fredric Aasbo. Team Falken will travel next to Monroe, Washington, for the “Throwdown,” when Formula D visits Evergreen Speedway, July 18–19.

Hawk Performance and CRP Racing Sweep the Weekend at Road America
Hawk Performance and the CRP Racing Team sweeps the Pirelli World Challenge weekend at Road America with Mike Skeen behind the wheel of the team’s Audi R8. Halfway through both Friday and Saturday races, Skeen made a move on the race-leading Cadillac, made the pass and never looked back as he raced toward the checkered flag.

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