16 Apr 2016 — James Wilson held the EGT class lead for 31 laps in a run to first place in the Grand Prix of Longbeach in Round 3 of the Koda Factory United Sports Car Championship [2016 Part1] series.
Standa Sehnal led every lap from first-place start to first-place finish in the PX2 class for his first career win.
Wilson traded positions multiple rounds with Felix Fortin in a lengthy and determined fight for the race lead starting midway through, running within car lengths of each other over a range of 47 laps. Wilson ran the majority leading Fortin after being caught by him on lap 7. After losing the spot on lap 50, Wilson cleared Fortin for the second time and into first place on lap 53, and controlled it the remaining 19 laps to the conclusion.
Wilson is seventh in the EGT class standings for the series. He has one start and led 31 of his 72 laps raced while taking the win once.
Sehnal spent nearly all of nine laps total leading John Cook after being engaged by him on the first lap. Sehnal controlled the race lead every lap from start to victory.
The first win for Sehnal came on his second outing in the Loire 15 PX2. Sehnal is third in the PX2 class standings for the series. He has one start and led 22 of his 22 laps raced while taking the victory once.
Roberto De Filippis started on the pole and led every lap on the way to a commanding victory in the PX1 class.
De Filippis moves up to the lead of the PX1 class standings, three points ahead of Rob Milliken. De Filippis has two starts and led 73 of his 111 laps while taking the win once.
Koda Factory United Sports Car Championship [2016 Part1] series moves on to Round 4 in two weeks at a circuit to be announced. The series has 29 drivers competing for points in the multiclass championships.
April Dillon leads the EGT class championship in a tight campaign over Barrett Erickson, separated by just a few grid positions. The title continues to be challenged by Mark Hightree, Jerry Chen, Martin Vindis, Alison Valassa, James Wilson, Felix Fortin, John Van Der Geest, Marius Nicolae, Paulo Braga, Marcell Gutai, Olivier Fortin, Toni Talvitie, Alain Setola, Francesco Catalano, and Mirko Leorati as well. The Top 5 places are an open ring for 17 drivers in the running with three races remaining.
John Cook leads the PX2 class championship in a tight campaign over Matt Horst, separated by just a single grid spot. The title continues to be challenged by Standa Sehnal, Pedro Costa, Chris Hone, Felipe Anzolin, and David Beranek as well. The Top 5 places are an open battleground for seven drivers in the running with three races remaining.
Roberto De Filippis leads the PX1 class championship in a tight campaign over Rob Milliken, separated by just a couple grid spots. The title continues to be challenged by Ken Jagger, John Van Der Geest, Joe Nathan, and Marcel Gerber as well. The Top 5 places are an open battleground for six drivers in the running with three races remaining.
Felix Fortin held the EGT class lead for nine laps in a run to third place.
Fortin took the fight back and forth with James Wilson in a lengthy and determined fight for the race lead from the middle stages, running within a turn of each other over a stretch of 47 laps. Fortin ran the majority pursuing Wilson after engaging him on lap 7. Driving the Corvette C7 ’15, Fortin launched an extended attack at Wilson midway through, staying within a straightaway behind him and keeping pace over a continuous run of 20 laps. Ultimately Fortin settled into third the 19 laps running to the checkered flag.
Fortin is eighth in the EGT class standings for the series. He has one start and led nine of his 71 laps raced while finishing as high as third.
John Cook won second place in the PX2 class.
Driving the Loire 15 PX2, Cook swapped leads with David Beranek in a close battle for second from the early stages, running within a car length of each other over a span of seven laps and changing positions two times. Cook ran nearly equal parts leading Beranek after being caught by him on the first lap. After losing the spot on lap 4, Cook got around Beranek and into second place when Beranek retired on lap 7, and kept it another few laps till his own early retirement due to suspension trouble.
Cook moves up to the lead of the PX2 class standings, one point ahead of Matt Horst. Cook has two starts and finished as high as second.
David Beranek took third place in the PX2 class.
Driving the Loire 15 PX2, Beranek ran equal parts of six laps total leading John Cook after engaging and passing him on the fourth lap. Beranek passed Cook and into second place on lap 4, and held it another couple laps toward the checkered flag before retiring early due to accident trouble.
Beranek is seventh in the PX2 class standings for the series. He has one start and finished as high as third.
April Dillon took second place in the EGT class.
Driving the Ferruccio, Dillon spent the majority of 33 laps total pursuing James Wilson after being engaged and passed by him on lap 12. Dillon launched a prolonged challenge at Wilson in the late stages, staying within a lap behind him and keeping pace over a solid run of 22 laps. In the end Dillon settled into second the 20 laps running to the conclusion.
Dillon moves up to the lead of the EGT class standings, seven points ahead of Barrett Erickson. Dillon has three starts and led 54 of her 197 laps while finishing as high as second.
|PX1||1||Roberto De Filippis||TeamSnailFast||73||1:40:09.544|
|EGT||1||James Wilson||Atlantic Motorsport International||72||1:40:56.382|
|EGT||2||April Dillon||Atlantic Motorsport International||72||1:41:26.892|
|EGT||3||Felix Fortin||Atlantic Motorsport International||71||1:40:30.255|
|EGT||4||John van der Geest||G.E.A.R.||71||1:40:51.233|
|EGT||5||Mark Hightree||Bad Voices Racing||71||1:41:13.582|
|EGT||6||Marius Nicolae||Atlantic Motorsport Pro||69||1:40:19.362|
|EGT||7||Barrett Erickson||Bad Voices Racing||45||Computer|
|EGT||8||Olivier Fortin||Atlantic Motorsport International||40||Accident|
|EGT||9||Martin Vindis||Atlantic Motorsport International||38||Suspension|
|EGT||10||Alain Setola||White Knockels Racing||38||DNF|
|EGT||12||Mirko Leorati||High Speed Racing III||1||Accident|