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Posted 18 July 2019 - 04:32 PM


 

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Tri Series 2019 is now in the history books. The Series included three events. The first of which was held on 5/20/19. The second and third events were held on 6/24/19 and 7/15/19 respectively. Each event featured three separate races including True Scale Trans-Am, Sports Car and GT1. A total of eight racers participated in one or more events while six racers participated in all three. Racing was close as is usually the case. In the vast majority of races the margin of victory was less than a lap and as little as three sections.

Summary of Results

Through race #2 Rich amassed a 26 point lead over the pack by winning five of six races and finishing second in the other. Both Bob and James had a chance to overtake Rich for the Series victory; however, this would require a sweep of all three races in the final event and for Rich to falter badly. Bob was in fact able to sweep the final event but Rich held out for the overall victory with a second place finish and two third place finishes in the final event.
Bobs sweep of the final event placed him firmly in command of second place for the Series relegating James to the bottom step of the podium for the Series.
Going into the final event, Ron and Joe were fighting for fourth place only two points apart in the standings. Ron finished ahead of Joe in two of three races in the final event. This secured Rons fourth place position in the Series. Joe ended up fifth. See the table below for the overall results.
 

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The sections below detail the battles by class showing results and images of all of the cars raced during the Series.

Trans-Am

The 67-69 Camaro and close cousin the 68 Firebird have emerged as the dominant rides. They are low and light. The only Mustangs were fielded by Joe (for races #1 and #2), Ron (for race #1) and Nick (for race #3). Joe and Ron moved to the Camaro camp for the final event. Joe purchased Rons tried and true gray 67 Camaro while Ron opted for a brand new 68 Camaro painted a bright yellow. Details of the Trans-Am finishes are shown below along with images of the cars
 

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Sports Car

Sports car class has been a battle between the Ford GTs (James, and Scott) vs Ferrari 458s (Rich, Ron, Bob, Joe) Ferraris have come out on top. Although Ron opted for his McLaren P1 in race #1 (see image below); he joined the 458 camp for subsequent Series races. The P1s do look great but are a bit heavier and therefore at a slight disadvantage compared to the 458s
Below are the detailed results and images of the cars
 

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GT1

No make or model has emerged as a dominant force. Fields are quite diverse. Grids have included Jag XJ220, Jag XJR8LM, Nissan R390, Nissan R89C, Toyota GT-One, Toyota 84C, Enzo, Porsche 962 and Lamborghini Sesto Elemento
Below are the detailed results and images of the cars
 

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