Essma Wins

Braselton, GA – Joey Essma conquered a fully wet race at Road Atlanta to close out the three-race F1600 Championship Series weekend.  Challenging conditions saw the Team Pelfrey driver lead a number of laps, and win just by under a second over K-Hill pairing Tyler O’Connor, coming off two wins, and Dario Cangialosi, who led a chunk of the race. Scott Rubenzer swept the Masters Class with three wins on the day.

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Tyler O'Connor

Braselton, GA – Tricky conditions saw Tyler O’Connor take the win at Road Atlanta in the second of three F1600 Championship Series races of the weekend.  Damp conditions saw the F1600 race come down to the last lap, with O’Connor passing K-Hill teammate Dario Cangialosi to take his second victory of the day late in the race. Kellen Ritter finished third for Exclusive Autosport, with Marco Kacic and Ryan Bjerke completing the top five. Scott Rubenzer won the Masters Class in seventh place.

Tyler O'Connor (left) and Joey Essma (right)

Braselton, GA – The first F1600 Championship Series victory of the 2018 season went to Tyler O’Connor on Sunday morning at Road Atlanta. K-Hill’s O’Connor took the victory in a classic and tightly-contested F1600 race, passing Team Pelfrey’s Joey Essma on the last lap to win by just two tenths of a second in the all-green-flag 18 lap race. Results.

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O'Connor

Braselton, GA – Tyler O’Connor went three for three on Saturday at Road Atlanta, backing up two fast practice laps with a lap good enough for pole in qualifying. The K-Hill driver ran a 1:30.736 to take pole over teammate Dario Cangialosi. Joey Essma qualified third ahead of Kellen Ritter, with Yuven Sundaramoorthy in fifth and Marco Kacic in sixth. Scott Rubenzer was the fastest Masters Class driver in tenth. F1600 opens its 21-race season with three races on Sunday at Road Atlanta. Full Results.