Two men enter, one man leaves. The rules for a steel cage match loosely apply to this weekend's Formula Dodge National Championship presented by RACER. Anthony Simone and Bryan Sellers set the table last time out at Road America. Simone continued...
Two men enter, one man leaves. The rules for a steel cage match loosely apply to this weekend's Formula Dodge National Championship presented by RACER. Anthony Simone and Bryan Sellers set the table last time out at Road America. Simone continued his dominant run of victories by claiming his fifth consecutive win in the first race; Sellers won the second after starting from the last spot on the grid. The outcome will ultimately come down to skill as they match their equally prepared cars in a one race winner-take-all shoot out for the title.
Simone, from Aurora, Ontario, has been on a tear for the last half of the seven weekend season, each featuring two National Championship races. Simone's six wins over the last eight events have propelled him to the front of the points pack and the clear favorite to secure the title. He also leads the series in poles snatched with five on the season. Sellers snapped the Canadian's streak and staved off elimination with his improbable drive last month at Elkhart Lake. The eighteen year old out of Centerville, Ohio seems to have regained his early season form when its likely to count the most. His recent win, and the style in which he secured it, can only boost his confidence.
Twenty-one racers will make the trip to picturesque Lime Rock Park in Northwestern Connecticut. The track, under the autumnal splendor of the surrounding Berkshires, will configure as an 8-turn, 1.53 mile circuit. Among the entries looking to upset the two contenders are the highly qualifed Craig Duerson, Damian Della-Santina, John Morley, Scott Presti and Christian Szymczak. Duerson, out of St. Petersburg, Florida, locked up third place in the championship with a solid outing in Wisconsin. Also participating will be three Formula Dodge Eastern Regional racers, including 2000 season champion Chip Bryant, runner-up Akihira Okamoto and Toshinobu Shigemitsu.
Qualifying for the Formula Dodge National Championship begins Friday, October 13 at 2:00 pm. The National Championship finale will take place on Saturday, October 14 at 11:15 am. Look for results immediately following each event on the Skip Barber News.
- Andrew Torres