Back home again! In Indiana! Two starts, two wins, these checkered flags have been synonymous with the name Bradley Walters lately. The ISDC Rookie has taken the league by storm. After his victory a fortnight ago in Long Beach, California, Walters battled all race long but kept his nose clean and more importantly up front. Walters took the lead with two to go and held off Michael Chinn and Rick Music in a three-wide photo finish. Chinn was second, Music third, Danny Roberts was fourth and Stephen Laarkamp was fifth. Laarkamp remains atop the points, a position he has now held for ten straight events. Danny Roberts closed in a bit and now sits second, jumping Kenyon Payne who had an early night. On the back of the back to back victories Bradley Walters now sits fourth, and Rory Collins sits fifth. Tanner Watkins took pole after Qualifications last week and lead the field to green. Rick Music lead the most laps at 41. The race had 39 lead changes among 7 different drivers. Rory Collins took fast lap on the night at a 39.694. The final margin of victory was the second closest in the two running's of the event, at 0.016 seconds, 0.002 seconds shy of last season's margin. Next week the Formula World Series makes the traditional American Open Wheel stop at Milwaukee after Indianapolis.
Roller Coasters? Check! Holy Rolling? Sure, Southern California? You betcha. The ISDC Formula World Series went even a little further west this week, to the Streets of Long Beach, where two newcomers stole the show. After Stephen Laarkamp encountered trouble, newcomer Brad Walters took victory by just over two seconds ahead of Dylan Lee. Rory Collins took third. Walters lead a race high fifteen laps and set a fast lap of a 1:09.349. Walters became only the second driver to win a road course event in ISDC history. The race was slowed by one caution on Lap 8, following a spin out of the final hairpin. Next week begins the festivities at Indianapolis, with the unique to Indy Qualifying format.
Man it was a hot one, but Kenyon Payne gave it all, and stayed smooth under the intense pressure at the end. Payne lead much of the latter part of the race, and had to fend off Will Roberts in a twenty two lap run to the checkers, eventually finishing with a gap of just under half a second. The unrelated, Danny Roberts finished third, Stephen Laarkamp battled back after contact put his race in jeopardy, while part time rookie Jason Jacoby finished fifth. Tim Silliman continued his momentum following the strong performance at Sebring by taking pole. The race was slowed twice for seven laps, both for incidents exiting Turn 4. There were seven lead changes between six different drivers. Kenyon Payne lead the most laps on the night, with 53, while Caeton Bomersbach had the fastest lap, at a 19.836. Next week the series makes it's first stop on a street circuit all year, for the famed Grand Prix of Long Beach.
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