Weaver Wins at Wild Willows Race Series points co-leader O'Donovan caught up in multi-car incident This past weekend was round ten for the Standard Formula Mazdas that are competing for the Molecule Formula Mazda Challenge Championship.
Weaver Wins at Wild Willows Race
Series points co-leader O'Donovan caught up in multi-car incident
This past weekend was round ten for the Standard Formula Mazdas that are competing for the Molecule Formula Mazda Challenge Championship. Bill Weaver and Derry O'Donovan showed up to the event tied in points, and it looked as if the battle was going to be a good one with Weaver taking the pole position and O'Donovan taking the second slot.
Twenty eight cars of various types and classes took the green, and as the group cleared turn three a couple of the overall leaders got tangled up. This started a chain reaction that had nearly every car in the field bumping into somebody. "After the race the SCCA Steward told me that he had a hundred reports and witness statements just from lap one," noted one of the competitors.
Weaver was able to clear most of the on track issues, and it looked like O'Donovan was clear of them as well. As O'Donovan turned in for turn five a couple of the cars behind him tangled and the #81 car took evasive action and ran into the side of his Formula Mazda ending his day.
Once the dust cleared Weaver was leading the FM class and Stew Tabak was running second. They would take the checkered flag in the same positions. Kevin Rogers and Cameron Parsons ended up having great finishes. Rogers, who was not running for Molecule FMC points, finished 3rd and scored his first Molecule Formula Mazda Challenge podium. Parsons, who is in the series, finished in 4th place and will take 3rd place points for his best race of the season.
The next Molecule Formula Mazda Challenge race weekend is the NASA double header at Thunderhill Raceway on October 3rd-4th.