Lites: Series Road Atlanta preview

JOEL FEINBERG HEADS TO SEASON FINALE AT ROAD ATLANTA WITH COMMANDING CHAMPIONSHIP LEAD BRASELTON, Ga. Sept. 22 -- With continued consistency and a little luck Joel Feinberg will capture his first IMSA Lites One championship this weekend at Road...

JOEL FEINBERG HEADS TO SEASON FINALE AT ROAD ATLANTA WITH COMMANDING CHAMPIONSHIP LEAD

BRASELTON, Ga. Sept. 22 -- With continued consistency and a little luck Joel Feinberg will capture his first IMSA Lites One championship this weekend at Road Atlanta. The final two rounds of the IMSA Lites presented by Frisby Performance Tire series will take place Thursday and Friday as part of the Petit LeMans weekend.

Feinberg, who owns Primetime Race Group, leads Matt Downs by 27 points in the driver's championship. The team championship is much closer, with only two points separating Primetime and Eurosport Racing, the team Downs races with.

"I love Road Atlanta. We've always had good cars there," Feinberg said. "I've had some great speed, times and some great races there. All in all the track suits me very well. I think we can dominate there and close out the season with an exclamation point."

While Matt Downs may have his sights set on first place, he also has to watch his mirrors for Eurosport teammate and brother Lucas Downs, who is only seven points behind, third in the driver standings.

Like the American LeMans Series, the IMSA Lites series has three classes racing at once. John Weisberg wrapped up the Lites Two championship at Mosport, winning both races north of the border. Weisberg has won six races in 2009.

Chris Doyle will be crowned Lites Three champion at the conclusion of the weekend, but will face competition on the track this weekend from 2008 champion Chris Funk.

Official practice gets underway Wednesday, Sept. 23. Round 13 will take place Thursday, Sept. 24 at 5:20 p.m. The green flag will fly for the final round of the season Friday at 12:10 p.m.

-credit: imsa

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Series IMSA Others
Drivers Joel Feinberg , Chris Doyle , Lucas Downs , Matt Downs