Erickson charges through field from back of grid for win in Magnificent Park - Endurance Multiclass

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Matias leads most laps in class for win

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P2
Magnificent Park - Endurance Multiclass
ROUND 3
16 Oct 2016
RACING HOST
John van der Geest
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16 Oct 2016 — Barrett Erickson passed through more than half the field from seventh on the starting grid to first place in the WEGTE class at the finish line in the Magnificent Park - Endurance Multiclass in Round 3 of the THE DNF SERIES.

Driving the Ferrari 458 GTE, Erickson drove the majority of 10 laps total pursuing Fahn Thomas after engaging him on lap 15, coming from as many as five places back. Erickson got around Thomas and into first place on lap 24, and held it the remaining couple laps to the checkered flag.

Erickson remains in fourth in the WEGTE class standings, cutting the gap to third's Johnny Gutierrez to two points. Erickson has three starts and led three of his 92 laps while taking the win once.

Marco Matias led all drivers in the WEP2 class most for 21 of 28 laps on a run for first place.

John Van Der Geest led every lap from first-place start to first-place finish in the WEP1 class for his 100th career victory.

Matias wrestled the advantage back and forth with Alex Freitas in a long and persistent fight for the race lead starting midway through, passing each other four times over a range of 23 laps. Matias ran the majority leading Freitas after being engaged by him on the first lap. After losing the spot on lap 21, Matias got around Freitas for the second time and into first place on lap 26, and controlled it the remaining couple laps to the checkered flag.

Matias remains in fourth in the WEP2 class standings, cutting the gap to third's Mike Erickson to four points. Matias has two starts and led 21 of his 91 laps while taking the victory once.

Van Der Geest spent all of 28 laps total leading Carl Middleton after being caught by him on the first lap. Van Der Geest controlled the race lead every lap from start to victory.

Van Der Geest moves up to the lead of the WEP1 class standings, two points ahead of Tobias Mueller. Van Der Geest has three starts and led 92 of his 124 laps while taking the victory once.

The milestone win for Van Der Geest came on his 30th outing in the Porsche 919 Hybrid. Van Der Geest has taken the Porsche 919 Hybrid to Magnificent Park - Endurance two times, and this was his second win there. He turned his fastest laps yet, shaving 0.161 seconds off his previous best lap time.

In the 30 career runs taken by Van Der Geest in the Porsche 919 Hybrid, he has led 657 laps in all and taken the victory 13 times. Van Der Geest has taken the car to Magnificent Park - Endurance two times, and this was the second win there. He turned his fastest laps yet, shaving 0.161 seconds off his previous best lap time.

THE DNF SERIES moves on to Round 4 in a week at Rattlesnake Point. The series has 29 drivers competing for points in the multiclass championships.

Scott Ring made a final pass on the last lap for a third-place finish in the WEP2 class.

Jerry Chen made his 10th start in the Viper SRT GTS-R and captured third place in the WEGTE class.

Ring started the race in the sixth position and caught Alex Freitas for third on lap 27. Ring cleared Freitas and into third place on his final lap.

Ring is fifth in the WEP2 class standings for the series. He has one start and finished as high as third.

Chen swapped leads with Tony Carl Christensen in a prolonged fight for third starting early on, wrangling over a stretch of 22 laps. Driving the Viper SRT GTS-R, Chen drove the majority pursuing Carl Christensen after targeting him on the first lap. Chen launched an extended attack at Carl Christensen in the middle stages, staying within a sector behind him and gaining ground over a continuous run of 10 laps. Ultimately Chen settled into third through attrition the few laps running to the checkered flag.

Chen is seventh in the WEGTE class standings for the series. He has one start and finished as high as third.

In the 10 career runs taken by Chen in the Viper SRT GTS-R, he has led 57 laps in all and taken the win twice.

Carl Middleton won second place in the WEP1 class.

Tony Carl Christensen took second place in the WEGTE class.

Johnny Gutierrez logged seven laps at the front of the WEGTE class in a fifth-place run.

Driving the Porsche 919 Hybrid, Middleton spent nearly equal parts of five laps total leading Marcos Junior after challenging and passing him on the fourth lap. Middleton passed Junior and into second place on lap 4, and kept it the remaining 26 laps to the checkered flag.

Middleton remains in fourth in the WEP1 class standings, cutting the gap to third's Ken Jagger to eight points. Middleton has two starts and finished as high as second.

Carl Christensen spent equal parts of 22 laps total leading Barrett Erickson after being engaged by him on the fifth lap. Carl Christensen fended off an extended challenge by Erickson early in the running, staying just a couple turns ahead of him over an unbroken run of 11 laps. In the end Carl Christensen lost the spot on lap 16 and settled into second the few laps running to the conclusion.

Carl Christensen remains in the lead of the WEGTE class standings, increasing the lead over rival Fahn Thomas to eight points. Carl Christensen has three starts and led eight of his 112 laps while taking the victory once.

Gutierrez ran equal parts of 14 laps total leading Fahn Thomas after being caught by him on the first lap. Gutierrez fended off an extended attack by Thomas in the beginning, staying just a scuff ahead of him over a solid run of seven laps. Ultimately Gutierrez lost the spot on lap 8 and settled into second the seven laps before retiring early due to accident trouble.

Gutierrez drops to third in the WEGTE class standings, now tied in points with second's Fahn Thomas following Thomas's fourth-place finish. Gutierrez has three starts and led seven of his 99 laps while finishing as high as second.

Fahn Thomas raced at the front of the WEGTE field most of all drivers, leading 16 of 26 laps but ultimately settling for fourth place.

Alex Freitas logged seven laps at the front of the WEP2 class in a fourth-place run.

Thomas drove nearly all of 10 laps total leading Barrett Erickson after being caught by him on lap 15. Ultimately Thomas settled into fourth the couple laps running to the finish.

Thomas moves up to second in the WEGTE class standings, now tied in points with third's Johnny Gutierrez following Gutierrez's fifth-place finish. Thomas has three starts and led 85 of his 94 laps while taking the victory once.

Ville Hartikainen captured second place in the WEP2 class.

Driving the Acura ARX 03, Freitas started the race in the second position and was caught by Scott Ring for third on lap 26. Ultimately Freitas settled into fourth the lap running to the checkered flag.

Freitas is seventh in the WEP2 class standings for the series. He has one start and led seven of his 27 laps raced while finishing as high as fourth.

Hartikainen ran the majority of eight laps total pursuing Marco Matias after being engaged and passed by him on lap 22. Driving the Acura ARX 03, Hartikainen launched a prolonged challenge at Matias in the late stages, staying within a sector behind him and keeping pace over an unbroken run of seven laps. Ultimately Hartikainen settled into second the few laps running to the checkered flag.

Hartikainen remains in the lead of the WEP2 class standings, increasing the lead over rival Porfirio Dias Santos to 12 points. Hartikainen has three starts and led 79 of his 107 laps while taking the win once.

Ken Jagger took third place in the WEP1 class.

RESULTS Click driver name for individual report
WEP1 1 John van der Geest G.E.A.R. 30 1:30:40.303
WEP1 2 Carl Middleton Speedworks 30 1:31:26.816
WEP1 3 Ken Jagger Bad Voices Racing 30 1:32:54.907
WEP1 4 Tobias Mueller ACD-Racing 29 1:33:38.730
WEP2 1 Marco Matias 28 1:31:06.091
WEP2 2 Ville Hartikainen 28 1:31:28.044
WEP2 3 Scott Ring 27 1:30:50.332
WEP2 4 Alex Freitas Oceanika Motorsport 27 1:32:10.897
WEP2 5 Porfirio Dias Santos Oceanika Motorsport 27 1:33:56.850
WEGTE 1 Barrett Erickson Bad Voices Racing 26 1:32:00.702
WEGTE 2 Tony Carl Christensen Atlantic Motorsport International 26 1:32:06.196
WEGTE 3 Jerry Chen CanAm Racing 26 1:32:18.535
WEP1 5 Marcos Junior Ace motorsport 26 1:33:49.652
WEGTE 4 Fahn Thomas G.E.A.R. 25 1:33:41.435
WEP2 6 Mike Erickson Bad Voices Racing 25 Accident
WEGTE 5 Johnny Gutierrez CanAm Racing 14 Accident
WEP1 6 Joao Botelho de Sousa Atlantic Motorsport Academy 11 Suspension
WEGTE 6 Mark Carty CanAm Racing 8 Accident
WEGTE 7 Chabs Mendoza 4 DNF
Image by Jerry Chen
Ville and Mike pushing hard into turn 1
Image by Tobias Mueller
P1
POSTRACE

INT
–12 L
FIN
5
Q
1
REP
+7
CLASS
WEGTE
CAR
Ferrari 458 GTE
Posted by Johnny Gutierrez at 11:02 PM on Sun Oct 16 EEST

Congratulations to Joh, Marco and Barrett! Very well done. Great track. I had a very enjoyable race with Fahn for the first half of the race. Good times. Second half was not so good. I took a totally different line. Not sure why I did this but I hit a invisible wall/barrier of some kind which sent me flying through the air. On a positive note, getting out of the race early gave me time to clean the house.

See you guys on track.

Johnny

INT
–1 L
FIN
3
Q
6
REP
+8
CLASS
WEP2
CAR
Acura ARX 03
Posted by Scott Ring at 01:11 AM on Mon Oct 17 EEST

wow Johnny thats some impressive airtime

INT
–12 L
FIN
5
Q
1
REP
+7
CLASS
WEGTE
CAR
Ferrari 458 GTE
Posted by Johnny Gutierrez at 01:59 AM on Mon Oct 17 EEST

Well, you know Scott, if your going to crash, do it with style. Joking aside, Major air time.

INT
–22 L
FIN
7
Q
6
REP
+5
CLASS
WEGTE
CAR
Viper SRT GTS-R
Posted by Chabs Mendoza at 08:45 AM on Mon Oct 17 EEST

6th gear flat-out hill clib curve... weepee

INT
–21.952
FIN
2
Q
5
REP
+7
CLASS
WEP2
CAR
Acura ARX 03
Posted by Ville Hartikainen at 10:58 AM on Mon Oct 17 EEST

Joined the server when there was 7 minutes of qualifying left. Put on hards and Dundrod-setup with a few clicks more ride height. Not an easy task to learn a completely new track while racing. After 7 or so race laps I started to get a hang of the track and learned a few more tricks as the race went by. Towards the end of the race the pace was competetive but time ran out to bring the fight to Marco.

But interesting challenge anyway as my schedule meant that there were absolutely no practice! Glad I got to participate and got a solid podium.

Congrats to winners and we'll see in the next one!

INT
–17.832
FIN
3
Q
5
REP
+7
CLASS
WEGTE
CAR
Viper SRT GTS-R
Posted by Jerry Chen at 01:52 AM on Tue Oct 18 EEST

I wish we could do a race here every week. Brilliant track, great flow. The hard right hander uphill into the "Endurance" portion of the track reminds me of Eau Rouge, it takes 100% commitment to get it perfect, and if you do, you can carry all that speed down the long straight. Great track design.

INT
–1 L
FIN
4
Q
5
REP
+7
CLASS
WEP1
CAR
Audi R18 E-TRON
Posted by Tobias Mueller at 11:42 AM on Wed Oct 19 EEST

My race was a disaster. Didn´t expect a good result, so P4 is ok.

Now we´re waiting for the higlight video ;-)

INT
0
FIN
1
Q
1
REP
+7
CLASS
WEP1
CAR
Porsche 919 Hybrid
Posted by John van der Geest at 11:57 PM on Wed Oct 19 EEST

I'm working on it but "The walking dead" on Netflix makes me afraid to leave the livingroom ...

INT
0
FIN
1
Q
1
REP
+7
CLASS
WEP1
CAR
Porsche 919 Hybrid
Posted by John van der Geest at 12:51 AM on Fri Oct 21 EEST

Oke, my time was a bit limited this week, but the videoreview will be posted tomorrow (friday).

INT
0
FIN
1
Q
1
REP
+7
CLASS
WEP1
CAR
Porsche 919 Hybrid
Posted by John van der Geest at 01:38 AM on Sat Oct 22 EEST

The video review:


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