23 Sep 2016 — Michele Boffelli started on the pole and led every lap on the way to a commanding victory in the Long Beach ’06 FBMW in the 10th and final round of the Formula BMW – Cup by ACD series.
Scott Ring made his 20th start in the Formula BMW and captured fourth place.
Driving the Formula BMW, Boffelli ran all of 16 laps total leading Stefan Schneider after being caught by him on the first lap. Boffelli controlled the race lead every lap from start to victory.
Boffelli finished the series sixth in the standings. Boffelli made three starts and led 84 of his 86 laps while taking the victory three times.
Ring mixed it up with Tony Carl Christensen in a determined battle for fourth from the middle stages, running within car lengths of each other over a span of eight laps. Driving the Formula BMW, Ring spent the majority pursuing Carl Christensen after being engaged and passed by him on lap 14. Ring got around Carl Christensen and into fourth place on lap 20, and controlled it the remaining couple laps to the finish.
Ring finished the series 16th in the standings. He made three starts and finished as high as fourth.
Tony Carl Christensen secured the series championship with his run to sixth place.
In the 20 career runs taken by Ring in the Formula BMW, he has finished as high as second once. Ring has taken the car to Long Beach ’06 two times. He turned his fastest laps yet, shaving 1.038 seconds off his previous best lap time.
Carl Christensen mixed it up with Scott Ring in a determined battle for fourth starting midway through, running within a turn of each other over a stretch of eight laps. Driving the Formula BMW, Carl Christensen ran the majority leading Ring after engaging and passing him on lap 14, coming from as many as four places back. In the end Carl Christensen lost the spot on lap 20 and settled into sixth the few laps running to the finish.
The series championship was clinched this final round by Carl Christensen with his sixth-place run. Carl Christensen took the win in one of his eight starts, leading 11 of 242 laps total.
Formula BMW – Cup by ACD series finished its season after 10 rounds spanning two months. A total of 74 drivers competed for points in the championship.
Tony Carl Christensen took the championship in a tight campaign over Stefan Schneider, separated by just a few finishing positions in the end. Carl Christensen led 11 laps and took one victory in eight races. Mark Carty, Ken Jagger, and Carles Alcario finished out the Top 5.
Brian Fairley made his 1400th career start and took fifth place.
Fairley spent all of 17 laps total pursuing Scott Ring after catching him on the first lap. Driving the Formula BMW, Fairley launched a prolonged attack at Ring in the middle stages, staying within a car length behind him and keeping pace over a solid run of 11 laps. In the end Fairley settled into fifth the few laps running to the checkered flag.
Fairley finished the series 30th in the standings. He made one start and finished as high as fifth.
In the 1,400 career starts taken by Fairley, he has driven the Formula BMW four times. This was the first time he matched the car against the circuit at Long Beach ’06. Fairley has raced at Long Beach ’06 14 times in all with 10 different cars, his favorite being the Champcar ’06.
Stefan Schneider took second place.
Schneider ran the majority of three laps total pursuing Tony Carl Christensen after engaging him on lap 6, coming from as many as three places back. Schneider got around Carl Christensen and into second place on lap 8, and controlled it the remaining 14 laps to the checkered flag.
Schneider finished the series second in the standings. Schneider made eight starts and led 13 of his 192 laps while finishing as high as second.
Juan M Bento won third place.