A TOUGH DAY AT THE OFFICE
Last night's round at Watkins Glen International was a promising one but as is often the case around this track, it can be brutal. That was unfortunately the case for our trio of James Scott, Jordan Caruso and Cooper Webster last night.
Things got off to a good start, with Cooper narrowly winning out Pole Position extending our streak to 7 Pole Positions in a row. However signs began to show that it just may not be our night, as Jordan's internet dropped during qualifying, and later having an engine blow entering the bus stop on Lap 9 curtailing his running.
James then had a tough first pit cycle from P2, but then made an uncharacteristic error tagging the back of Ellis at turn 1, before being the meat in a three wide sandwich at turn 2 causing major damage and essentially ending any chance of a good result.
It was left to Cooper Webster who did a fantastic job for the bulk of the race, making the right strategic call to come out with the effective lead and a solid 2 second gap after the final stop only for it to be erased by a safety car a few laps later.
It was a fantastic battle with the Trans Tasman Racing cars and United's Jarrad Filsell, culminating with a very tight battle for the lead laps from the finish. The racer in Cooper went for the win at the bus stop, but it didn't work out and the Altus charge had ended for this round.
Congratulations to Ethan Warren on picking up his first V8 SCOPS victory, and a deserved one at that.