JUNIOR STROUS AND DOMINICK MUERMANS MORE POSITIVE IN THE SECOND RACE The Atlantic Championship held it's second race this weekend on the city centre airport track in Edmonton, Alberta. Under overcast skies and an agreeable 26C ...
JUNIOR STROUS AND DOMINICK MUERMANS MORE POSITIVE IN THE SECOND RACE
The Atlantic Championship held it's second race this weekend on the city centre airport track in Edmonton, Alberta. Under overcast skies and an agreeable 26C temperature the race got on its way.
Today both Junior Strous and Dominick Muermans were in a more positive mood. Yesterday the results were not what they hoped for.
The race provided a clean start, but in lap two an accident involving four cars brought out a full course yellow and the safety car led the field for the next 10 minutes.
The restart was a bit messy, Dominick kept his place but Junior lost two places. On lap eight Dominick touched the wall which made the car difficult to drive. But he still pushed and had some good fights. After a spin he finished the race in 15th place.
Junior's car was hard to drive over the bumpy track and the Dutchman experienced some narrow escapes and after that he decided to go for the points. He set his fastest time in lap 34 and finished 9th place. He is now 5th in the championship with 23 points difference to the leader.
"Again the second race was a big dissapointment. I started 6th and had a good start, but could not improve and could not keep up with my competitors. The restart after the full course yellow was messy and I lost two places and finished the race in 9th position".
"This was not the weekend I had in mind. I had a good start, but was blocked a couple of times during the race. Then I touched the wall and the car became very unbalanced. I had big blisters on my hand from yesterday's race, so I had my hand taped but too tight and so my hand became numb and had trouble steering the car so I spun. ".