F600 Challenge - Hunter Brayton Wins at NCM Track

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F600 Challenge - Hunter Brayton Wins at NCM Track

Postby Jim Murphy » Tue Jun 16, 2015 4:23 pm


SCCA hosted its very first race at the new National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park (http://www.motorsportspark.org/ ) on June 12-14. And the F600 Challenge Series held its second round here of the 2015 season.

In the first race on Saturday, Aaron Ellis continued his win streak, setting the new F500 track record of 2:12.523; coming in second was Hunter Brayton (2:12.620) followed by third place, newcomer Sven deVries. The remaining finishing order was as follows – 4th Ryan Barth, 5th another newcomer Zak Morvik, 6th Carl Maier, 7th Craig Laprade, 8th Katelyn Johnson and 9th George Fox in his new car.

In the second race on Sunday, Aaron Ellis again jumped to the lead while breaking the one race old F500 track record with a 2:10.725. Hunter Brayton was following close behind, breaking his old record with a 2:12.066. On the seventh lap, bad luck struck Aaron as he apparently hit oil and snap spun his car; unfortunately, he was not able to de-clutch the car fast enough during his spin and the starter reversed rotation and destroyed itself while the motor stalled, thus Aaron was unable to restart, ending his race. Hunter inherited the lead and won the race. Finishing second was Ryan Barth, 3rd Zak Morvik, 4th Carl Maier, 5th Aaron Ellis, 6th George Fox, and 7th Craig Laprade.

Points for the weekend are as follows:

1. Hunter Brayton 24 pts
2. Aaron Ellis 22 pts
3. Ryan Barth 20 pts
4. Zak Morvik 18 pts
5. Carl Mair 16 pts
6. George Fox 14 pts
7. Craig Laprade 12 pts
8. Sven DeVreis 11 pts
9. Katelyn Johnson 10 pts

The Formula 600 Challenge moves on to Round #3 at Mid-Ohio on July 3-5.

We are very thankful for our sponsors who have made this series possible:

Metalloid Corporation of Sturgis, Michigan (http://www.metalloidcorp.com )
Shrieve Chemical Products of Houston, Texas (http://www.shrieve.com )
Hoosier Racing Tire ( http://www.hoosiertire.com )
Honda Performance Development (http://www.hpd.honda.com/racing-line )
Solo Performance Specialties (SPS) (http://www.soloperformance.com )
Pegasus Auto Racing Supplies (http://www.PegasusAutoRacing.com )

The Formula 600 Challenge series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel cars use a 600cc motorcycle engine and a 6 speed sequential transmission revving up to 15,000 rpm with speeds in excess of 135 mph. The sound of this drive train is likened to a F1 car.

Please visit our website: http://www.theformula600challenge.com for news, photos and videos.

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