"Dominic Scheer Claims Two Runner-Up Finishes at Willow Springs" ROSAMOND, Calif. -- Dominic Scheer raced to two runner-up finishes last weekend in the Formula TR series at the Willow Springs Raceway. Running in the 2-liter category for...
"Dominic Scheer Claims Two Runner-Up Finishes at Willow Springs"
ROSAMOND, Calif. -- Dominic Scheer raced to two runner-up finishes last weekend in the Formula TR series at the Willow Springs Raceway. Running in the 2-liter category for Knudsen Racing Scheer was quick all weekend coming within a lap of taking his first victory in a racecar.
Going into the weekend Scheer had good reason to be confident after a series test at the track two weeks prior. During the test Scheer was among the quickest cars at the on the track. Qualifying for race one saw the Miami resident come within two tenths of the pole after setting just two fast laps in order to save his tires for the race. At the start of race one Scheer got the jump from outside pole to go into the lead. From that point on Scheer commanded the race leading through five cautions. On what would prove to be the last lap, Scheer's number 77 car went wide on the exit of the final corner allowing the second place car to beat Scheer to the line and the final full coarse caution. The race was then called after it reached the half hour time limit that is allotted for the event.
"I was pretty disappointed after the race today," stated Scheer Saturday evening. "I thought I could have won, but made one slight error and it cost me. I guess I will learn from it and I look forward to tomorrow."
In race two Scheer once again put his car on the outside of the front row in Qualifying. The 16-year-old once again needed only two laps to put the car off pole. In the race the Scheer, a Stars of Karting ICA standout, would fight an understeering problem that arrived after a drastic temperature increase over the previous day's event. Despite the handling issues Scheer would keep the eventual winner honest the whole race to score his second podium finish of the weekend.
"We just didn't have the car to win today," said Scheer after Sunday's race. "The good news is we were close both days and hopefully we can take our first win next time we race. I just really want to thank Salomon Bendayan, Easy Kart, Nathan Brown, Gatorz Eyewear, Freem Racewear and Jeff, John, Jimmy and Mike from Knudsen Racing."
Dominic Scheer will return to competition in two weeks in rounds 7 and 8 of the Formula TR Championship at the all new Miller Motorsports Park in Utah.