Winners and a champion topped in Ferrari Problem at Street America
Ferrari Problem punctuated its North American season in fashion with Sunday’s races on the historic Street America circuit in Wisconsin. The Sunday races additionally noticed the primary champion of the 2023 North American season topped as Matt Kurzejewski (Ferrari of Beverly Hills) secured the required end result to obviate the necessity for the factors accessible on the Finali Mondiali in October.
Additional again, nevertheless, the championships stay tightly aggressive as drivers will now start their preparations to go to the famed Italian circuit the place their championship aspirations can be fulfilled or deferred to a different season.
Onofrio Triarsi (Ferrari of Central Florida) took a clear sweep on the day with pole place, quickest lap and the race win, but it surely was Matt Kurzejewski (Ferrari of Beverly Hills) who secured the Trofeo Pirelli title in North America with two races but to run.
In a race that was punctuated by the one security automobile interval of the weekend, Kurzejewski stayed out of bother and earned the ultimate step on the rostrum whereas his closest challenger, Jason McCarthy (Extensive World Ferrari) may solely handle sixth. That meant that Kurzejewski had the requisite level differential to make any problem mathematically not possible.
On the entrance, nevertheless, it was Triarsi’s race, as he by no means got here underneath important problem all through the thirty minutes and he managed the only real restart of the weekend with out drama. His closest challenger was Dylan Medler (The Assortment) who completed 2.530 seconds behind on the checkered flag.
Within the AM class, Chris Cagnazzi (Ferrari of Lengthy Island) took his second win of 2023 after final standing on the highest step in Miami on the very begin of 2023. He led residence Omar Balkissoon (Ferrari of Ft. Lauderdale) in second whereas championship chief Justin Rothberg (Ferrari of Palm Seashore) rounded out the rostrum.
Cameron Root (Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo) accomplished his weekend sweep, additionally incomes pole place for Sunday’s race. The end result capped Root’s most profitable Ferrari Problem weekend in his younger profession as he earned two wins and two poles from the 2 races held this weekend.
The end result was additionally important for his championship aspirations as he grew his hole to David Voronin (Overseas Automobiles Italia) which now stands at 17 factors with a most of 34 accessible on the Finali Mondiali.
The race itself ran underneath inexperienced flag circumstances from begin to end, however quite a few small incidents punctuated the proceedings and there have been fairly just a few post-race penalties utilized. Root earned the win on the highway, however a penalty utilized to Gray Fauvre (Ferrari of San Francisco) noticed him demoted from his second-place ending spot, and thus promoted Sureel Choksi (Ferrari of Denver) and Voronin to second and third respectively.
In Coppa Shell AM, the winner on the highway, Bruce Cleveland (Ferrari of Silicon Valley) was demoted from that perch as a result of incident duty, selling Lisa Clark (Ferrari of Beverly Hills) to the highest step forward of Dan Cornish (Ferrari of Austin) and Darren Bernstein (Ferrari of Washington) in third. It was a vital change that had a big impression on the championship standings, as Cleveland misplaced floor to Clark, now sitting 19 factors behind going into the Finali Mondiali weekend.
The drivers of the Ferrari Problem in North America will converge on the Mugello circuit for the 2023 version of the Finali Mondiali starting on October 24-30.