F600 Challenge: Mid-Ohio Results

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F600 Challenge: Mid-Ohio Results

Postby Jim Murphy » Wed Jul 08, 2015 5:02 pm

FORMULA 600 CHALLENGE: CLINT MCMAHAN TAKES THE FIRST HONDA CONTINGENCY AT MID-OHIO

With the weather mild and overcast most of each day, this was a good weekend to race. Two new drivers to the F600 Challenge made their very first appearance at the Mid-Ohio Pro race event – Dave Brown, Coldwater, MI, builder of the Wildcat F600 chassis and Barry Luterek, Waterloo, IA, both in new Wildcats with Dave’s car sporting a Honda CBR600. A total of 14 drivers had entered this race which saw the return of Chris Ross and his brand new NovaBlade.

For Saturday’s qualifying, Clint McMahan picked up where he left off from last year’s M-O’s July 4th Pro race with a pole time of 1:29.6 in George Fox’s FDS 007 with a Honda CBR600 onboard, followed by Aaron Ellis, 2nd at 1:30.5 and 3rd, rookie Sven deVries at 1:32.7; 4th was Hunter Brayton, 5th Carl Maier, 6th Barry Luterek, 7th Craig Laprade, 8th Ryan Barth, 9th Ted Simmons, 10th Zak Morvik, 11th Mo Makki, 12th Dave Brown, 13th Katelyn Johnson and 14th Chris Ross. For the race which was 18 laps or 30 minutes, Clint again checked out with a nice lead leaving the battle to Aaron Ellis, Hunter Brayton and Sven deVries who were nose to tail for several laps, followed by the rest of the pack. Clint finished first with a fast lap of 1:30.7, in 2nd, Aaron Ellis, 3rd Hunter Brayton, 4th Sven deVries, 5th Carl Maier, 6th Barry Luterek (showing well for his first Challenge race), 7th Ted Simmons, 8th Zak Morvik, 9th Dave Brown, 10th Mo Makki, 11th Craig Laprade, 12th Ryan Barth, 13th Katelyn Johnson and 14th Chris Ross.

For Sunday’s qualifying, Clint McMahan slowed down by 7 tenths to take the pole with a time of 1:30.3, 2nd and 3rd were surprises as Sven deVries took 2nd with a time of 1:30.1, 3rd was Hunter Brayton 1:31.2, 4th Aaron Ellis, on old tires, slowed down to a 1:32.2, 5th Craig Laprade, 6th Carl Maier, 7th Barry Luterek, 8th Ryan Barth, 9th Ted Simmons, 10th Zak Morvik, 11th Mo Makki, 12th Dave Brown, 13th Katelyn Brown and 14th Chris Ross. The race was checkered at 17 laps as the 30 minute time had lapsed due to a full course double yellow to take care of Katelyn’s medical issues and Chris Ross’s hitting the tire wall at the carousel. At the start, Clint McMahan was surprised by the jump that Aaron Ellis took for the lead now that he had new tires but this only lasted for about 1 1/2 laps as Clint finally re-took the lead at turn 5. Clint slowly pulled away leaving Aaron Ellis to battle it out, yet again, with Hunter Brayton and Sven deVries. They finished in this same order followed by 5th Carl Maier, 6th Barry Luterek, 7th Ryan Barth, 8th Ted Simmons, 9th Zak Morvik, 10th Mo Makki, 11th Dave Brown, 12th Craig Laprade, 13th Katelyn Johnson and 14th Chris Ross. Clint McMahan’s fast lap was a 1:29.4 and took his second first place Honda contingency of the weekend.

The Formula 600 Challenge moves on to Round #4 at Charlotte Motor Speedway with its new infield course, on August 14-16.

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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.

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Postby Chuck McAbee » Thu Jul 09, 2015 5:56 am

The race was checkered at 17 laps as the 30 minute time had lapsed due to a full course double yellow to take care of Katelyn’s medical issues


I hope those issues weren't serious and she has a full recovery.
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Postby Jim Murphy » Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:54 am

Chuck McAbee wrote:
The race was checkered at 17 laps as the 30 minute time had lapsed due to a full course double yellow to take care of Katelyn’s medical issues


I hope those issues weren't serious and she has a full recovery.


Apparently, she was okay as she had the car towed in while the double yellow was happening. I did not get a chance to talk with her afterwards as we all were busy packing up.

Jim

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Postby Nick Sullivan » Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:19 am

Good Turnout! Are official results posted anywhere?
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