Double time in L.A. Dana Moore, of El Cajon, CA. drove double duty at L.A. County's two race tracks this past weekend. She competed in the Inaugural Historic Sportscar Race on the new road course at California Speedway and the Legends Car event...
Double time in L.A.
Dana Moore, of El Cajon, CA. drove double duty at L.A. County's two race tracks this past weekend. She competed in the Inaugural Historic Sportscar Race on the new road course at California Speedway and the Legends Car event at Irwindale Speedway on Saturday night.
Returning to her road course driving roots after over a years absence, Moore qualified with the fastest time in the C-Sports racer class of the historic racing event. It was Moore's first time on the new California Speedway road course. She was able to qualify with a 2 second advantage over the second place qualifier.
After qualifying Moore made the 30 minute drive over to Irwindale speedway to qualify and race in the Saturday night Legends car event. She qualified 7th moving up to 3rd off the start of the race. Trouble came early when the race was red flagged on the first lap due to another Legends car crash. Moore in the no. 51 car and several other drivers came to a stop as quickly as they safely could. The track made a controversial call, ruling that Moore and 4 other cars had moved under a red flag which placed them to the back of the pack for the restart. Moore drove hard the entire race and made her way up through the field passing nearly 20 cars to finish 9th. After a bitter sweet night in the Legends cars Dana Moore headed back over to California Speedway to prepare for the main event in the Vintage car on Sunday.
Moore drove to a dominating lead in the 1969 C-Sports Racer Ocelot, getting out in front with more than a 7 second lead. The race looked to be in the bag for Moore until she lost two cylinders and 3rd gear on the final lap of the race. She limped the wounded car across the finish line to a 2nd place finish. "It was a frustrating weekend for both races. It seemed no matter how hard I tried there were obstacles out of my control keeping me from winning. I guess that's just how it goes sometimes. Overall it was a successful weekend in both cars but when you come out here your after one thing, to win! It was great to be back on a road course though." She said about the full weekend of racing. Moore's race will write one more page of history for the 33-year-old race car.
Moore is still healing an injury from last weekend at Cajon speedway when she was leading the last few laps of the race and was abruptly taken out by another competitor. Dana Moore returns to Cajon speedway this coming weekend to continue her circle track season in the legends Car.
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