McCarrell controls lead every lap in Trois-Rivieres Sprint

Welker races through field from back of grid

Formula 3 '06
Trois-Rivieres Sprint
ROUND 2
22 Jul 2006
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22 Jul 2006 — Conor McCarrell led every lap from first-place start to first-place finish for his first career win in the Trois-Rivieres Sprint in Round 2 of the Formula 3 series.

McCarrell ran all of eight laps total leading Kent Welker after originally being caught by him on the first lap. McCarrell controlled the race lead every lap from green flag to win.

McCarrell moves up to fourth in the standings, now tied in points with fifth's Dean Shackleton following Shackleton's sixth-place finish. McCarrell has two starts and led 25 of his 32 laps while taking the victory once.

The inaugural win for McCarrell came on his second outing in the Formula 3 '06. McCarrell has taken the Formula 3 '06 to Trois-Rivieres two times.

Kent Welker passed through more than half the field from 14th on the starting grid to second place at the finish line.

Welker drove equal parts of 14 laps total leading Adriano Manocchia after catching and passing him on lap 14, coming from as many as 11 spots back. Welker cleared Manocchia and into second place on lap 14, and controlled it the remaining half-dozen laps to the finish.

Welker moves up to second in the standings, two points behind David Fish. Welker has two starts and finished as high as second.

David Fish passed through more than half the field from 13th on the starting grid to fifth place at the finish line.

Fish spent nearly all of seven laps total leading Kent Welker after initially being caught by him on the first lap. Fish fended off an extended challenge by Welker in the beginning, staying just a turn ahead of him over a solid run of six laps. Ultimately Fish lost the spot on lap 7 and settled into fifth the 14 laps running to the conclusion.

Fish remains in the lead of the standings, two points ahead of Kent Welker. Fish has two starts and led 25 of his 50 laps while taking the victory once.

Formula 3 series moves on to Round 3 in two weeks at Barber Motorsports Park. The series has 16 drivers competing for points in the championship.

Adriano Manocchia took third place.

Manocchia ran equal parts of 14 laps total leading Kent Welker after being caught by him on lap 7. Manocchia fended off a prolonged challenge by Welker in the middle stages, staying just a couple turns ahead of him over a solid run of seven laps. Ultimately Manocchia lost the spot on lap 14 and settled into third the seven laps running to the checkered flag.

Manocchia moves up to eighth in the standings, now tied in points with seventh's Fernando Deutsch following Deutsch's seventh-place finish. Manocchia has two starts and finished as high as third.

RESULTS Click driver name for individual report
1 Conor McCarrell 20 20:55.461
2 Kent Welker GTNDC 20 21:07.094
3 Adriano Manocchia 20 21:15.680
4 David Banta Western States Motorsports 20 21:16.469
5 David Fish 20 21:36.688
6 Dean Shackleton 19 21:23.538
7 Fernando Deutsch 18 21:03.126
8 Jeff Hendershot 17 21:53.112
9 Jerry McComas 15 20:59.253
10 Jeff Stibling 8 DNF
11 Tim McArthur McArthur Motorsports 5 DNF
12 T McNeil 4 DNF
13 Todd Weiss 3 DNF
14 Jerry Chen 3 DNF
POSTRACE

INT
–15 L
FIN
11
Q
2
REP
 
CLASS
Formula 3
CAR
Formula 3 '06
Posted by Tim McArthur at 06:19 PM on Thu Sep 07 CEST

Race #2 was going to go so much better. I wasnt going to challenge Conor at all and go for a good 2nd. Adriano got my off the grid but went slowly into T2 so I dove inside him and went for the spot. Problem is, he didnt know I was there and came down to run his nomal line. We tangled and I spin (no big deal, I took the risk). Waited for everyone to pass by and got moving again. A few laps later as i approached the same turn there was a ton of smoke. I applied brakes tried to avoid the stopped cars of Todd and Jerry C, but ended up getting collected into that. Big wreck... kinda neat really, but the race was done.


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