MARCELLI VICTORIOUS ON CANADIAN SOIL (Bomanville, Ontario) August 31st 2009 - 19-year old up and coming racing driver Kyle Marcelli won the hearts of over 40,000 fans as he raced the ...
MARCELLI VICTORIOUS ON CANADIAN SOIL
(Bomanville, Ontario) August 31st 2009 - 19-year old up and coming racing driver Kyle Marcelli won the hearts of over 40,000 fans as he raced the #37 Intersport Racing entry to victory lane in round 12 of the IMSA Lites Championship this past weekend at the Mobile 1 Grand Prix of Mosport.
"It was an emotional win" said Marcelli. "My dad and I used to sit each year atop of corner two watching the American LeMans Series cars and Canadian Ron Fellows race by, for me to be apart of the events this weekend in front of my home crowd and win meant a lot."
Starting third on the inside of row two for round 11, Marcelli quickly overtook for second position. Pressuring for the lead lap after lap Marcelli attempted an outside pass in turn five, however minor contact was made resulting in Marcelli falling to 11th. One lap later the race was under a full course yellow. Under caution for 3 laps the race resumed with Marcelli sitting P11 and only 15 minutes remaining in the race. Marcelli arguably put on the show of the weekend. Overtaking for position in places never even thought of, the young Canadian raced his way from P11 to P2 crossing the stripe only 0.731 behind the leader. "I needed just one more lap" Said Marcelli who set fast lap of the race by over 0.6 tenths of a second.
"The Intersport Racing squad had the car hooked up today. It's unfortunate that I had to race through the pack because today was our race to win. Nonetheless, it was a good show for the fans and spectators and we will just have to do it tomorrow." Marcelli said in a post race interview.
It was Sundays feature race, round 12 of the IMSA Lites Championship presented by Hankook, a feeder to the American LeMans Series that Intersport Racings up and coming driver Kyle Marcelli raced to victory lane. "Talk about pressure" Marcelli said. After opening up about a 3 second lead, a caution came out with 7 minutes left in the race and it was nose to tail for a famous green, white checkered. Marcelli got off to a clean start and raced around the 2.5 mile circuit to victory lane.
"Kyle drove outstanding all weekend, to work his way through the field in Saturday's race on a track so high speed and minimal braking such as Mosport and to win on Sunday it shows a lot. We were clearly the car to beat all week. It was great for Kyle to be victorious in front of his home crowd and all his sponsors. We are really looking forward to taking Kyle to the next level." Said Intersport Racing's Team Manager Brian Alder