27 Apr 2007 — Darius Trinka made a final pass on the last lap for a second-place finish in the F3-A European GP Feature in the 19th and final round of the Formula 3 [East] series.
Danny Davison led every lap from first-place start to first-place finish.
Trinka took the fight back and forth with Grecian Worship in a long and tense fight for second starting midway through, running within a scuff of each other over a range of 16 laps. Trinka drove equal parts leading Worship after catching and passing him on lap 6. After losing the spot on lap 13, Trinka passed Worship for the second time and into second place on his final lap.
Trinka is 22nd in the standings for the series. He has one start and finished as high as second.
Davison drove all of nine laps total leading Darius Trinka after initially being engaged by him on the first lap. Davison controlled the race lead every lap from green flag to win.
Davison is 17th in the standings for the series. He has one start and led 16 of his 16 laps raced while taking the victory once.
David Banta secured the series championship with his run to fourth place.
Banta ran nearly all of 10 laps total leading Steve Blankenship after originally engaging and passing him on the second lap. Banta got around Blankenship and into fourth place on lap 2, and kept it the remaining 14 laps to the conclusion.
The series championship was clinched this round by Banta with his fourth-place run. Banta took the win in seven of his 17 starts, leading 68 of 296 laps total.
Formula 3 [East] series moves on to its 20th and final round later this day at Nuerburg. The series has 67 drivers competing for points in the championship.
One last pass on the final lap put Barry Kennedy in seventh place at the finish line.
The top spot in the series is owned by David Banta, but the remaining places in the Top 5 are an open ring for 11 drivers in the running. Bruce Fisher and Grecian Worship are all within one race of the current podium.
Kennedy traded positions with Steve Blankenship in a close fight for seventh in the late stages, running within a car length of each other over a span of six laps and changing positions two times. Kennedy drove the majority pursuing Blankenship after being challenged and passed by him on lap 12. Kennedy passed Blankenship and into seventh place on his final lap.
Kennedy moves up to fifth in the standings, now tied in points with sixth's George Sandman. Kennedy has 11 starts and finished as high as third.
Grecian Worship won third place.
Worship traded positions back and forth with Darius Trinka in a long and tense fight for second starting midway through, running within a scrape of each other over a stretch of 16 laps. Worship spent equal parts leading Trinka after initially being targeted by him on the first lap. Worship fended off an extended challenge by Trinka in the beginning, staying just a scrape ahead of him over a solid run of five laps. Ultimately Worship lost the spot on lap 16 and settled into third the lap running to the finish.
Worship remains in third in the standings, cutting the gap to second's Bruce Fisher to 22 points. Worship has 15 starts and led 27 of his 205 laps while finishing as high as second.