09 Sep 2006 — Conor McCarrell led every lap from first-place start to first-place finish in the Canadian GP Feature in Round 7 of the Formula 3 series.
McCarrell drove all of 15 laps total leading Kent Welker after initially being engaged by him on the first lap. McCarrell controlled the race lead every lap from start to win.
McCarrell remains in second in the standings, cutting the gap to first's Tim McArthur to one point. McCarrell has seven starts and led 56 of his 114 laps while taking the win three times.
One last pass on the final lap put Todd Weiss in fifth place at the finish line.
Weiss wrestled the advantage back and forth with Fernando Deutsch in a long and persistent battle for fifth from the middle stages, passing each other three times over a stretch of 14 laps. Weiss drove the majority pursuing Deutsch after initially engaging him on the first lap. Weiss cleared Deutsch for the second time and into fifth place when Deutsch retired on the final lap.
Weiss moves up to seventh in the standings, now tied in points with eighth's David Banta. Weiss has six starts and finished as high as fifth.
Kent Welker won second place.
Formula 3 series moves on to Round 8 later this day at Montreal. The series has 17 drivers competing for points in the championship.
Welker spent the majority of 20 laps total leading Tim McArthur after engaging and passing him on lap 7. Welker got around McArthur and into second place on lap 7, and controlled it the remaining 13 laps to the finish.
Welker moves up to fourth in the standings, two points behind Dean Shackleton. Welker has seven starts and finished as high as second.
Dean Shackleton captured fourth place.
Shackleton traded positions with Fernando Deutsch in a long and tense fight for fourth from the early stages, running within a car length of each other over a span of 17 laps. Shackleton drove nearly equal parts leading Deutsch after originally being targeted by him on the first lap. After losing the spot on lap 5, Shackleton passed Deutsch and into fourth place on lap 10, and defended it against pressure by Deutsch another seven laps toward the conclusion.
Shackleton moves up to third in the standings, 10 points behind Conor McCarrell. Shackleton has seven starts and finished as high as third.
Tim McArthur won third place.