Winners at Sebring in V8SCOPS
Last weekend, the V8 SCOPS Premier Series kicked off with Round 3. The effects of COVID-19 have affected us all in a terrible way, however one of the few positives have been the emergence and exposure of Sim Racing to help fill the void left by Motorsport, and Sport in general. The outcome of this was one of the highest profile and stacked V8 SCOPS fields for some time. The best in the Supercars Sim Racing were joined by real world stars Anton De Pasquale, Scott McLaughlin and Brodie Kostecki.
Drivers would be fighting on what has traditionally been one of the most entertaining places to watch the Supercars, Sebring International Raceway. Returning to the series after a small break after Porsche Supercup qualifying, was Dayne Warren and he wasted little time stamping his authority, claiming Pole Position and taking a dominant Flag to Flag victory in Race 1. Brother Ethan Warren also had a great race claiming a 6th position finish! How good! 😁
Race 2 was a reverse grid race for the first 23 cars, leaving the Warren brothers with a lot of work to do. Both drivers made solid ground through the pack, where unfortunate the race became unstuck through contact at the opening chicane complex. Ethan fared a little better, however both would be able to recover for top 20 finishes by the race end.
In Split 2, it was a fantastic race for two of our drivers, Sam Blacklock and Zachary Hanlin. For Sam, it was unusual territory for him however he showed his class by shadowing in P2 for much of the race. An ill timed Safety car would pretty much eliminate his chance of a victory, however this played right into the hands of Zac who pitted early in the race and thus was fuelled to the finish at the safety car restart. Zac would cross the line for a Split 2 win, with Sam recovering to claim P3.
Overall it was an great day's racing for the team, especially for Dayne who claimed his second V8 SCOPS win, and his first that wasn't a reverse grid race win. This... was completely on merit! 👏👏