The drivers in the North American Road Racing Association created their own fireworks during the FORGELINE Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio over the July 4th holiday weekend. Vipers, Mustangs, Corvettes, Aston Martins, and more were treated to sunny skies and good weather for taking on the 2.3 miles of turns and buy viagra china elevation changes of the legendary circuit.
Saturday’s USGT championship qualifying session started off a bit rough when the #27 Le Bon Dodge Viper of L.P. Montour, who had run very strong in practice, failed to make the first flying lap and caused a caution flag to be out for a number of laps. Once the green flag flew, the Paul’s Automotive Engineering #18 Ford Mustang driven by Brian Faessler proved to be fastest, taking the pole position for Saturday afternoon’s race.
The early part of cialis en mexico the race was a great battle in the GTU class between the Mustang of Faessler and the #53 RH Motorsports Dodge Viper of Mike Hartley. Jim Stout started P5 in his #1 Coastal Pet Motorsports Dodge Viper, but steadily worked his way forward eventually catching and passing the #415 Chicago All Fleet Dodge Viper of Tom Antonelli. Hartley would drive a fantastic race and take the class win and first place overall. Stout finished in second followed by Antonelli in third.
In GT1 the battle for the podium boiled down to the #49 Dodge Viper of Dave Moore, the #98 VERT Dodge Viper of Russ Oasis, and the 999 Motorsports #9 Supersport Mk II piloted by multi-championship winning pro driver Craig Stanton. The beautiful orange colored Supersport Mk II, in its North American racing debut, was very fast in the corners, but sacrificed some top end speed compared to the Vipers on the straights. At the checker, it was Oasis with the win, followed by Moore and Stanton. Stanton was quoted as saying how impressed he was with the level of competition the NARRA drivers bring to the table.
Victor Caldarelli was in control of GT2 from the start in his #93 Lintz Collision Dodge Viper. The #62 Aston Martin Vantage of Pirelli World Challenge driver Mark Klenin did not take the green flag. Caldarelli could have cruised to the win, but he ran as if Klenin was on his tail the entire time. In fact, Caldarelli’s times were within a few tenths of the faster GT1 class. Cladarellli considers Mid-Ohio his home track and the advantage certainly showed.
The lone GT3 entry of the #28 Simgear.com Chevrolet Corvette of Zach Davis was in a similar situation to Caldarelli when his regular competition did not make it to the event. In another terrific display of sportsmanship, Davis still pushed hard and generic levitra canadian raced like the championship was on the line.
In the Whelen US Time Trial series there were several names new to the NARRA grid. Tony Calabrese, Dennis Rollinger, and Walter Bobko, all made the purchasing cialis with next d ay delivery NARRA debut. The field was made up of viagra buy drug a pair of Vipers, a pair of Mustangs, and a WRX STi.
Experienced drivers however, were the name of the game in TTU. Brian Faessler, this time in a different Paul’s Automotive Engineering Ford Mustang, squared off against former NARRA associate, Tom Drewer with the Team Forge Ahead Dodge Viper. At the end of Saturday’s competition, Faessler’s 1.27:783 proved faster than Drewer by just less than one half of a second with a 1.28:253
Tony Calabrese in his Pure Tuning Subrau STI took adavantage of his knowledge of the track and his all-wheel drive grip to take first place in TT1 with a 1:28.489. Allen Steig drove his Dodge Viper to second place with a 1:31.963 and Dennis Rollinger took third in his Dodge Viper with a 1:37.171. Walter Bobko found himself alone in TT3 so he comfortably took the class win with his Ford Mustang.
The arrival of levitra order prescription Sunday meant a new day and another round of the USGT and USTT championships. Despite the setbacks faced by multiple drivers on Saturday, everyone was back in the game for the USGT race.
Montour, determined to make up for missing the big show on Saturday, decimated the field by posting a 1:23.550 putting himself on the pole for both GTU and the overall field. When the green flag dropped, Montour charged ahead to take the class win and the overall race victory. Hartley, finshing in second position was almost one minute behind at the finish. Stout would take the third place podium step in GTU, followed by Ray Sweers in his Positron Dodge Viper, Antonelli, and Faessler. It should be mentioned the effort put in by Faessler, competing in two different cars in the two different series over the weekend shows the passion and drive he has for motorsports.
GT1 was wintess to another fantastic race among the buy zetia without a prescription six cars in the class. Moore drove a beautiful race and would take the win in class followed closely by Oasis, less than one second behind. Scott Welham in the McCann Racing Dodge Viper #61 claimed the third and final podium spot. Steve Loudin in his Tricel Dodge Viper #007, Seth Palatnik driving his #33 Dodge Viper, and Craig Stanton would round out the field. Stanton mounted an early challenge and was initially leading the GT1 class. After pitting to check on a loose suspension component, the team leader decided to retire the car rather than take any chances. The 999 Motorsports Supersport was a great addition to the GT field and we hope to see more of them in the future NARRA races.
In GT2, Caldarelli and Klenin staged a great two car battle with each other. Ultimately Klenin would be the class winner, but Caldarelli showed he was game to take on the pro driver. After the race was over, Caldarelli was overheard saying how much fun the race was and buy real levitra how comparable the www.bldc.net two cars were. The special note here is that Klenin was not on the spec Hoosier Racing Tire, so his race was not scored towards the championship point total.
Davis, once again uncontested in GT3, ran his Corvette at maximum pace for the duration of the race. Unfortunately, he had to park the car at the very end of the race and was not able to take the checkered flag.
The Whelen US Time Trial had yet another new competitor join the field on Sunday as NARRA welcomed Marty Yockel and his #34 Ford Mustang in the TT2 class.
Faessler once again took the TTU victory with a 1.27:480, just eclipsing his Saturday best time. Drewer used every inch of the racing surface and more to turn in a 1.28:828. TT1 was a repeat of Saturday’s finishing order with Calabrese on top with a 1.28:962, Steig with a 1.30:705, and Rollinger with a 1.36:054. Walter Bobko was notably faster this time around compared to his Saturday best. He posted a best lap of 1.44:493, almost two seconds better than the day before. Yockel had a rough day sorting out some gremlins within the car and never recorded a lap at competition pace. We know he will be back when the series continues at Pittsburgh.
We send special thanks out to our sponsors and friends at FORGELINE Alloy Wheels for continuing to support NARRA and the drivers in our series. They showed true hospitality by throwing a Friday night party to celebrate the race and the 4th of July holiday. FORGELINE supports racing efforts both big and small, we are happy to have them as a partner.
Up next is the Prefix Arrow Racing Engine Grand Prix of Pitt Race, July 31st-August 2nd. A very special event including music entertainment, food trucks, and Flashlight Drag Racing on Friday evening after practice concludes for the day. Pitt Race has expanded the lowest price on non generic levitra circuit to nearly three miles in length and it will be a new track for everyone, even for the drivers who have raced there in the past. Both the USGT and Whelen USTT will be competing in rounds 9 and 10 of the 2015 North American Road Racing Association season.