ASHLEY FREIBERG SCORES TOP FIVE AT SEBRING IN BFG/SKIP BARBER NATIONAL SERIES ACTION Illinois Racer Leads Feature Before Contact Stalls Her Charge SEBRING, Fla. (March 23, 2010) -- Ashley Freiberg recorded a top-five finish last weekend at...
ASHLEY FREIBERG SCORES TOP FIVE AT SEBRING IN BFG/SKIP BARBER NATIONAL SERIES ACTION
Illinois Racer Leads Feature Before Contact Stalls Her Charge
SEBRING, Fla. (March 23, 2010) -- Ashley Freiberg recorded a top-five finish last weekend at Sebring International Raceway in the BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Series presented by Mazda.
But Freiberg was disappointed with the weekend results since she led one of the two main events on Thursday before her open-wheel car was damaged after being hit during the 10-lap contest.
"I got the lead from the third starting spot and things were going pretty well," said Freiberg. "I was being patient and waiting to make a move for the lead in the last lap. But the drafting got very wild on the final lap and my car got some damage. It's unfortunate because I felt I had a chance to win that race."
In the Friday feature, Freiberg, the 18-year-old racer from Homer Glen, Ill., charged through the field to finish fifth in the 15-car field.
"I had to really come from the back in the Friday race," Freiberg explains. "We had a mechanical problem in qualifying and I only got one lap for time trials. The car just wasn't the same as it was on Thursday. So finishing in the top-five in the second race wasn't too bad. I just thought I had a good chance to win at Sebring."
Freiberg is now preparing for her next Barber National Series weekend set for April 23-25 at Virginia International Raceway.
Freiberg continues to lead the Barber Southern Regional point standings entering the final weekend at Sebring set for April 9-11. Freiberg has five wins in eight races in the Southern 10-race campaign.
"I feel like I have some unfinished business at Sebring now," said Freiberg. "After the national weekend, I really want to put together a strong regional finish and win the regional point championship. It will be good to go back there and get to the top of the podium."
Freiberg, sponsored by Akzo Nobel, keeps very active during the week by working with her supporters and training for the next racing event.
"It is amazing how much off the track activities are needed to be a professional racing driver," said Freiberg. "But it is important to my future."
-source: ashley freiberg PR