Circuit of the Americas Multiclass
31 Dec 2016 — John Van Der Geest clinched the ES_P2 class championship with a first-place finish after leading 28 laps in the Circuit of the Americas Multiclass in Round 8 of the Farewell Race2Play EnduRacers Endurance Series [SemiPro].
Van Der Geest wrestled the advantage back and forth with Benedict Burlington in a lengthy and determined battle for the race lead from the middle stages, running within car lengths of each other over a range of 24 laps. Van Der Geest spent the majority pursuing Burlington after catching him on the first lap. Van Der Geest cleared Burlington for the second time and into first place when Burlington retired on lap 24, and controlled it the final 22 laps to the conclusion.
The ES_P2 class championship was clinched this final round by Van Der Geest with his winning run. Van Der Geest took the win in three of his seven starts, leading 218 of 413 laps total.
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.