- 28 June 2018
Salem, NH - After storming to a double victory at Watkins Glen International in May, K-Hill Motorsports driver Dario Cangialosi turned in three podiums including a win at VIR in June to take control of the F1600 Championship Series points lead heading into Mid-Ohio this weekend, where the middle of the season and another three rounds of action face F1600 drivers.
The 18-year-old from New Jersey recently graduate high school and leads teammate Tyler O'Connor by just 14 points in the title-fight, with a handful of points back to Yuven Sundaramoorthy and Baylor Griffin, another pair of K-Hill drivers.
Ryan Bjerke sits next in the standings for Raceworks, and has been on a charge, picking up top five after top five this season, and is looking for his debut trip to the podium in F1600. Mid-Ohio could favor Bjerke, as he has traditionally been fast at the challenging track.
The technical challenges of Mid-Ohio over 13 turns have provided some classic F1600 races over the years, with packs of cars vying for the lead and trading top spots back and forth in clean, green-flag conditions lap after lap.
The Masters Class is also expected to put on its usual show over three races and ample track time at Mid-Ohio, with Joel Haas enjoying a narrow points lead over rivals Mike Scanlan, Sam Lockwood and Scott Rubenzer.
Those four will have their work cut out for them as former Masters Class ace and multiple-time class winner Joe Colasacco is slated to make his first appearance of the season for Auriana Racing.
Over nine races this year, two have featured mixed conditions during the race, while Road Atlanta and Watkins Glen featured wet conditions. Four different drivers and two teams have emerged victorious.
The action starts Thursday evening with twilight testing, followed by official practice on Friday, with three races scheduled between Saturday and Sunday. Follow the action on www.F1600Series.com.