Monterey: Roger Yasukawa race report

Another podium finish for Yasukawa, jumps to third in points. Yasukawa started eighth and made a stellar start, making up five positions on the first lap. He ran fourth throughout the race, but returned to third with two laps remaining. ...

Another podium finish for Yasukawa, jumps to third in points.

Yasukawa started eighth and made a stellar start, making up five positions on the first lap. He ran fourth throughout the race, but returned to third with two laps remaining. Yasukawa held off the field and earned his second consecutive podium finish. He missed the first race of the year, but has finished in the points in every event he has contested, including his first victory last weekend. With Yasukawa's third place finish today, he jumped to third in the series points standings with 43 points, just three points shy of second.

Roger Yasukawa, #9 Autobacs/u.s. print/Toyota/Swift
Friday Morning Practice: 14th 1.22.787 97.320
Friday Qualifying: 6th 1.20.400 100.209
Qualifying: 9th 1.20.475 100.116
Started: 8th
Race: 3rd
Highest Race Position: 3rd

Yasukawa on Race:
"First, I want to congratulate Ryan for his victory today, it should have come long ago. I had to work very hard today. We didn't qualifying well, but I was able to get a very good run on the start and I made up five positions. I had a good car but it was tough to hold of the rest of the field. I just hung on and used all of my tools in the car, we were there at the end and I was able to finish with a strong points paying position. I am very happy about this result and congratulations to my team, Hylton Motorsports for putting both cars on the podium."

-hm-

Be part of something big

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series Atlantic
Drivers Roger Yasukawa