06 Nov 2016 — Fahn Thomas secured the GTD class championship with a second-place finish after leading 20 laps in the OCEANIKA MOTORSPORT- Miller MS Park Multiclass in Round 7 of the United Sports Car Championship [SemiPro] series.
Thomas ran nearly equal parts of 24 laps total leading Tobias Mueller after being caught by him on lap 8. Ultimately Thomas settled into second the 11 laps running to the finish.
The GTD class championship was clinched this round by Thomas with his second-place run. Thomas took the victory in four of his six starts, leading 186 of 354 laps total.
Alex Freitas led every lap from first-place start to first-place finish in the IMSA_PC class.
Fabrizio Telasio led every lap from first-place start to first-place finish in the GTLM class.
Freitas remains in the lead of the IMSA_PC class standings, increasing the lead over rival Bruno Chacon to 62 points. Freitas has seven starts and led 317 of his 377 laps while taking the victory a half-dozen times.
Mike Erickson controlled the lead in the IMSA_P class most of all, leading 32 of 33 laps on a run to first place.
Driving the Ferrari 458, Telasio started the race in the first position and was caught by Gilles Lalonde for first on the first lap. Telasio controlled the race lead every lap from start to victory.
Telasio is sixth in the GTLM class standings for the series. He has one start and led 31 of his 31 laps raced while taking the victory once.
Tobias Mueller held the GTD class lead for 11 laps in a run to first place.
United Sports Car Championship [SemiPro] series moves on to its eighth and final round in two weeks at Laguna Seca - ALMS. The series has 39 drivers competing for points in the multiclass championships.
Driving the Corvette DP, Erickson spent the majority of nine laps total leading Ken Jagger after catching and passing him on the second lap. Erickson fended off a prolonged attack by Jagger in the beginning, staying just a straightaway ahead of him over a solid run of eight laps. After losing the spot on lap , Erickson passed Jagger and into first place on lap 2, and kept it the remaining 31 laps to the finish.
Erickson remains in second in the IMSA_P class standings, cutting the gap to first's Ken Jagger to 15 points. Erickson has four starts and led 122 of his 204 laps while taking the win twice.
First place in the GTD class is owned by Fahn Thomas, but the remaining places in the Top 5 are an open field for 12 drivers in the running. Tobias Mueller and Barrett Erickson are all within one race of the current podium.
Ken Jagger leads the IMSA_P class championship in a tight campaign over Mike Erickson, separated by just a handful of finishing positions. The Top 5 places are an open battleground for 10 drivers in the running with one race remaining.
First place in the IMSA_PC class is owned by Alex Freitas, but the remaining places in the Top 5 are an open field for eight drivers in the running. Bruno Chacon, Fernando Carabette, Joao Botelho De Sousa, Darien Bailey, Yuri Matias, Roger Hinds, and Rafael Iwata are all within one race of the current podium.
Toni Talvitie leads the GTLM class championship in a tight campaign over Gilles Lalonde, separated by just a handful of grid positions. The title continues to be challenged by Johnny Gutierrez and John Van Der Geest as well. The Top 5 places are an open ring for seven drivers in the running with one race remaining.
Mueller spent nearly equal parts of 24 laps total leading Fahn Thomas after catching and passing him on lap 21, coming from as many as three positions back. Mueller passed Thomas and into first place on lap 21, and held it the remaining 10 laps to the checkered flag.
Mueller moves up to second in the GTD class standings, 18 points behind Fahn Thomas. Mueller has five starts and led 82 of his 248 laps while taking the win twice.
Ken Jagger led the IMSA_P field for a lap in a run to second place.
Jagger spent the majority of eight laps total pursuing Mike Erickson after being engaged and passed by him on the second lap. Jagger launched a prolonged challenge at Erickson in the beginning, staying within a straightaway behind him and gaining ground over a continuous run of seven laps. Ultimately Jagger settled into second the seven laps before retiring early due to dnf trouble.
Jagger remains in the lead of the IMSA_P class standings, 15 points ahead of Mike Erickson. Jagger has five starts and led 162 of his 255 laps while taking the victory three times.
Porfirio Dias Santos took fourth place in the GTD class.
Gilles Lalonde won second place in the GTLM class.
Driving the Aston Martin Vantage GT3, Dias Santos traded positions back and forth with Abhishek Dalia in a long and tense battle for fourth from the early stages, running within a bumper of each other over a span of 17 laps. Dias Santos ran the majority leading Dalia after being engaged by him on the first lap. After losing the spot on lap 6, Dias Santos passed Dalia for the second time and into fourth place on lap 7, and kept it the remaining 22 laps to the checkered flag.
Dias Santos remains in fourth in the GTD class standings, increasing the lead over rival Alaoui Nassim to 12 points. Dias Santos has four starts and finished as high as fourth.
Abhishek Dalia captured fifth place in the GTD class.
Lalonde ran the majority of six laps total pursuing Ricardo Gomes after being engaged and passed by him on the second lap. Ultimately Lalonde settled into third the few laps before retiring early due to dnf trouble.
Lalonde moves up to second in the GTLM class standings, 11 points behind Toni Talvitie. Lalonde has four starts and led one of his 110 laps while finishing as high as second.
Ricardo Gomes took third place in the GTLM class.
Barrett Erickson captured third place in the GTD class.
Dalia took the fight back and forth with Porfirio Dias Santos in a lengthy and determined fight for fourth starting early on, passing each other four times over a stretch of 16 laps. Dalia drove the majority pursuing Dias Santos after catching him on the first lap. Ultimately Dalia settled into fifth the 10 laps before retiring early due to dnf trouble.
Dalia is ninth in the GTD class standings for the series. He has one start and finished as high as fifth.