Circuit of the Americas Multiclass
31 Dec 2016 — Benedict Burlington logged 18 laps at the front of the ES_P2 class in a eighth-place run in the Circuit of the Americas Multiclass in the eighth and final round of the Farewell Race2Play EnduRacers Endurance Series [SemiPro].
Driving the Oreca 03 Judd BMW, Burlington mixed it up with John Van Der Geest in a long and persistent battle for the race lead from the middle stages, running within a couple turns of each other over a range of 23 laps. Burlington drove the majority leading Van Der Geest after being engaged by him on the first lap. After losing the spot on lap 16, Burlington cleared Van Der Geest and into first place on lap 21, and defended it against pressure by Van Der Geest the remaining three laps to the conclusion before retiring early due to suspension trouble.
Burlington finished the series 19th in the ES_P2 class standings. He made one start and led 18 of his 23 laps raced while finishing as high as eighth.
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.