Circuit of the Americas Multiclass
31 Dec 2016 — Paul Anstey led the ES_GT1 field for six laps in a run to third place in the Circuit of the Americas Multiclass in the eighth and final round of the Farewell Race2Play EnduRacers Endurance Series [SemiPro].
After starting first, Anstey dropped to ninth early in the running. Driving the Maserati MC12, Anstey drove the majority of 15 laps total pursuing Jorge Herrera after engaging him on lap 28, coming from as many as five spots back. Anstey launched an extended challenge at Herrera in the middle stages, staying within a lap behind him and gaining ground over a solid run of 10 laps. Anstey got around Herrera and into third place on lap 38, and defended it against pressure by Herrera the remaining five laps to the conclusion.
Anstey finished the series second in the ES_GT1 class standings. Anstey made four starts and led 88 of his 160 laps while taking the victory twice.
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.