GORING WINS AGAIN AT ROAD ATLANTA; DREWER TAKES LITES TWO CHAMPIONSHIP BRASELTON, Ga. October 3 -- Jonathan Goring, Lites One point leader, and Tom Drewer, Lites Two Champion, continued their winning ways Friday at Road Atlanta in round 10 of...
GORING WINS AGAIN AT ROAD ATLANTA; DREWER TAKES LITES TWO CHAMPIONSHIP
BRASELTON, Ga. October 3 -- Jonathan Goring, Lites One point leader, and Tom Drewer, Lites Two Champion, continued their winning ways Friday at Road Atlanta in round 10 of the IMSA Lites presented by Hankook series.
Goring started on pole and led every lap of the 30-minute race. Drewer finished ninth overall and first in the Lites Two class giving him enough points to win the championship.
"I knew we were pretty set, but I've been racing long enough to know you can think that it's all in the bag and have it taken away from you real easily," Drewer said. "I want to thank my Dad. I couldn't be doing any of this without him and the energy and effort he puts into my racing."
Jonathan Gore worked his way from fifth to second overall, 3.8 seconds behind Goring. Gore hounded Lucas Downs the first half of the race until a full course caution came out. On the restart Gore passed Downs to start his charge to second.
"I just kept my head down and kept going," Gore said. "I looked up and I was in second place."
At different times in the race Matt Downs and Charlie Shears were in third place before spinning in separate incidents. That left the door open for Lucas Downs to take the final spot on the podium.
Drewer's West Racing teammates Jim Garrett and Eric Vassian finished second and third in the Lites Two class. In the Lites Three class Chris Doyle took top honors.
Jonathan Goring will have to wait until the final two rounds of the season to secure the Lites One championship. He currently leads Joel Feinberg by 39 points.
The final two rounds of the IMSA Lites presented by Hankook series will take place October 18 and 19 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.