2017 Car Championship Race Series: Round One Recap
Atlanta Motorsports Park’s 2017 Car Championship Race Series kicked off on March 26, with racers competing in Spec Racer Fords, Miatas, and E30 BMWs.
Round 1 is in the books with Keith Williamson taking the lead
The finish of the first race in round 1 was nothing short of spectacular. Jose Garcia inched out Keith Willamson by a mere 8 hundredths of a second with Parker Petit right on their bumpers as they crossed the finish line. After setting a fast lap in Race 1, Parker Petit started Race 2 on pole, Keith Willamson put his experience to use on the young Parker Petit to take the lead spot and secure his overall win for the weekend. Parkers 3rd and 2nd place finishes secured him an overall 2nd place for the weekend. One of our newest drivers in the field Kelley Drobinski not only set her own person best laps during the weekend, but also finished on the overall podium after coming in 4th in Race 1 and 3rd in Race 2.
After the races were done and the awards handed out, the real fun began. Keith’s Beer choice of Newcastle Brown Ale was a big hit with the racers and family.
Racers showed their support for fellow AMP member Ashton Harrsion
Following the race, drivers and their guests were treated to a special screening of the documentary “Ashton Harrsion: The Road to 24” featuring AMP member and professional racer Ashton Harrison . The documentary, about Harrison’s success as a Miata driver, was produced by Anchor Media Group for GB Racing and Racing Analytics.
The current championship standings
The first points in the 8 Round championship are up. Bonus points went to Jose Garica for Most Laps Led in Race 1, Parker Petit for Fastest Lap in Race 1, and Keith Willamson for Both Most Laps Led, and Fastest Lap in Race 2. Round 1 Results are posted on the new MyLaps SpeedHive Website.
Registration for Round 2 is now open
Round 2 will take place on April 23.
Pre-Registration Member Race Entry – $125 (Race day entry fee $175)
Pre-Registration Guest Race Entry – $195 (Race day entry fee $245)