Springfield, VA- The week of June 18th took many unexpected turns for the International Sim Drivers Club, and many lefts and rights that were.
The second leg of the FWS Triple Crown was held on Monday, June 19th at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. It was a little bit of a warm day with a slightly strange wind helping the cars turn through Turn 3 but shooting cars into the Turn 1 wall as a result. The initial start to the race was hampered by a large accident under pace car conditions. The field was brought in and most teams were able to bring out their backups. Notables include GAP Sim Racing Team Car 19 and Car 97, 703 Racing's Car 7, Third Man Racing's Car 3, Car 2 of Taylor Dragoo and Bombshell's Car 95. Once the race was able to restart the field rolled off with points leader Stephen Laarkamp on point. Caeton Bomersbach flew through the field early and was up front within the first 200 kilometers. The front of the field went back and forth between the two title favorites before Caeton was able to pull out a late race pass to seal victory. Stephen was second, Chris Gutierrez was third, Taylor Dragoo fourth and Johne Martin fifth. Stephen Laarkamp holds a slim lead over Caeton Bomersbach, the Texan looks to get his first title and be the first man not named Stephen Laarkamp to hold the honor. Next week the Formula World Series will be visiting beautiful Northern California, Wine Country's Sonoma Raceway, for the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma.
Also in the Northeast this week was the Grand National Series, making it's second Road Course stop of the season. The tour stopped at Watkins Glen International, in Watkins Glen, New York. Here Stephen Laarkamp had mechanical issues before the start and was never able to recover, opening the door for a race long fight between Cody Wenzen and Will Roberts. Both drivers were the class of the field as Roberts lead 20 laps to Wenzen's 18, and finished less than a second ahead to take his second victory in three races. With Laarkamp's issues before the start, Tim Silliman regains the points lead, while Cody Wenzen is now in second. The top six are only separated by 27 points with four races to go.
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