Vincec readies for second half of racing season July 20 , 2007 - Stouffville, Ontario -- It is the midway point of the season and things are looking good for Cameron Motorsport driver Mike Vincec going into the second half. Currently leading in...
Vincec readies for second half of racing season
July 20 , 2007 - Stouffville, Ontario -- It is the midway point of the season and things are looking good for Cameron Motorsport driver Mike Vincec going into the second half. Currently leading in two classes, Formula Senior (ICC) and Rotax DD2 in the Sunoco Ron Fellows Karting Championship, Mike also sits third overall in ICC in the Snap On Stars of Karting series south of the border.
Sixteen year old Vincec is coming off a double win at the famed Barrie Grand Prix, taking both the Rotax classes (DD2 & Senior) while taking a hard-fought second in ICC. "We had hoped for the triple at Barrie" offered Mike, "but the ICC final didn't go our way after a late race incident. We are happy to have come away with a podium though and maintain our points lead." With the win in Rotax Senior, Mike has moved up four positions to second overall in the championship.
The next race in the Sunoco Ron Fellows Karting Championship is at the very fast and challenging Mosport Academy track where Mike has done very well in the past. "Going into the last three races of the series, we need to stay focused and build up some points."
From there Mike and the Cameron Motorsports crew will be heading to Wisconsin for the third and final Eastern round of the Snap On Stars of Karting series. They are looking to put the CRG/Swedetech ICC on the podium and have a strong finish going into the national finals in Las Vegas later this year. Currently third overall in the east division, a strong result at the next race could put Mike within striking distance of the top spot.
With slightly more than a month off since the Barrie Grand Prix Mike has kept himself busy. During the Toronto Grand Prix Mike worked with the crew from Jensen Motorsport who were in town contesting two cars in the Champ Car Atlantic series. "It was a pretty interesting opportunity" offered Mike. "Getting to see what goes on behind the wall during a major car race gives you a different perspective as a driver."
Following the Toronto Grand Prix, Mike headed straight to Cameron Motorsports Park where he is assisting with the Robert Wickens Racing School. Assuming his role as the CMI National team's lead driver, Mike will help guide young drivers under the direction of Wickens, the former CMI National lead driver and 2006 Formula BMW USA series champion.
Mike's next race is July 27-29 at the Mosport Academy track in Bomanville, Ontario for round four of Sunoco Ron Fellows Karting Championship. This event is followed the next weekend, August 3-5 by round 3 of the Snap On Stars Of Karting series presented by Indy Racing League (Eastern division) in Shawano, WI.