Circuit of the Americas Multiclass
31 Dec 2016 — Alex Freitas led the ES_GT1 field for five laps in a run to first place in the Circuit of the Americas Multiclass in the eighth and final round of the Farewell Race2Play EnduRacers Endurance Series [SemiPro].
Driving the Corvette C6.R, Freitas swapped leads multiple rounds with Matt Geddes in a lengthy and determined fight for the race lead from the beginning, running within a turn of each other over a stretch of 43 laps. Freitas ran the majority pursuing Geddes after engaging him on the first lap. Freitas launched an extended challenge at Geddes early in the running, staying within a turn behind him and keeping pace over a solid run of 33 laps. Freitas passed Geddes for the second time and into first place on lap 39, and controlled it the remaining few laps to the checkered flag.
Freitas finished the series in front of the ES_GT1 class standings. Freitas made seven starts and led 77 of his 335 laps while taking the victory four times.
Farewell Race2Play EnduRacers Endurance Series [SemiPro] finished its season after eight rounds spanning two months. A total of 52 drivers competed for points in the multiclass championships.
Fahn Thomas captured the ES_GT2 class championship, leading 248 laps and taking six wins in seven races. Barrett Erickson, Gilles Lalonde, Tobias Mueller, and Bolas Plata finished out the Top 5.
Alex Freitas won the ES_GT1 class championship, leading 77 laps and taking four wins in seven races. Paul Anstey, Ramon Llupart, Jorge Herrera, and Jason Whited rounded out the Top 5.
John Van Der Geest took the ES_P2 class championship in a tight campaign over Marcos Junior, separated by just a single finishing position in the end. Van Der Geest led 218 laps and took three victories in seven races. Ken Jagger, Mike Erickson, and Andrie Ambadar finished out the Top 5.