For Immediate Release:
The Flying Flinn Wins Sebring In A Thriller
From Sebring,Florida Jan 14th, 2017. Flinn Lazier takes a thrilling win in round 3 of the
GPfour South Series. The 2nd generation driver made some brilliant moves late to pull off a very exciting win in another action packed race which is starting to become a trademark of this up and coming junior open wheel race series. Tom Green was quoted as saying the start of the race looked like something out of Formula 1 as every car on the grid was weaving for position when the flag waved at the start . Unfortunately the very talented Green was eliminated from the action as he tangled early in the race. Lee Rackley was also slowed as he made evasive maneuver to avoid Thomas Green. Lee managed to avoid the disabled car and keep going back in 7th position.
The man to beat all weekend was Kerry Jacobsen, he has been at the top in every session since the cars rolled out on the track. Becker Reardon was sure to be a threat in the race but he was not able to make the start due to a mechanical issue in qualifying. He was very distraught after having to go home early but I am sure he will be a huge threat the next event at Road Atlanta in March.
The cars circulated the iconic Sebring Long Course at a torrid pace with Jacobsen leading the pack ,Quinten Nelson in 2nd and Flynn Lazier in 3rd. I spoke with Nelson shortly before the race and he was gaining speed each time out in the Alliance Autosports prepared car so it was no surprise to see the car running in 2nd place. The cars came under full course yellow and on the restart Nelson grabbed the lead with lazier tucked close behind and Jacobson running 3rd with Justin Gordon patiently running 4th. Paul Schneider was running in an unfamiliar 5th spot after pulling off a miraculous engine change earlier that morning. He had no time to dial the car in for the race so to be running in 5th spot was quite a feat. The cars circulated for several laps in this order and the full course caution came out once again.
The restart was chaotic and Nelson was shuffled back to around 8th with Lazier going side by side with Jacobson for several turns until Lazier finally made it stick and led the last lap for a dramatic win. Kerry Jacobson had to settle for 2nd and Justin Gordon was rewarded 3rd place for a great drive in in Primus Racing parts Entry and Lee Rackley clawed his way back to 4th in the Castrol oil Machine with Paul Schneider rounding out the top 5 which kept him barely in the points lead after 3 races.
I really look forward to final race of the winter leg of the GPfour series late this afternoon. Its anyone's guess what will happen with such a talented field and who will walk away with the 1st place crystal time piece trophy this afternoon. Flynn Lazier gained some confidence with the win but Kerry Jacobson has been fast all weekend so I don't expect he will roll over and give anyone the win.
Here are the points positions through 3 rounds of the GPfour south series:
1) Paul Schneider 62
2) Kerry Jacobsen 58
3) Justin Gordon 50
4) Quinten Nelson 49
5) Trevor Cooper 47
6) Ray Mason 40
6) Todd Vanacore 40
8) Becker Reardon 32
9) Mark Schneider 28
10) Austin McCusker 27
11) Flinn Lazier 25
12) Lee Rackley 17
13) Thomas Green 11