Ming races to yet another podium finish

Guyanese ace race car driver Calvin Ming produced yet another sterling performance on the track to finish third and just .127 seconds away from the victory in the all-green-flag-race in the first F1600 Formula F Championship Series race of the weekend at Pittsburgh, USA.

Calvin Ming (right) and his third-place accolades (Stanely Ming Photo)
Calvin Ming (right) and his third-place accolades (Stanely Ming Photo)

The team Pelfrey racer said after the race, “It was a good race, I tried to stay up front and then in the end Neil and Kaylen finished first and second. It’s another podium and a good race, thanks to Team Pelfrey,”

In the end, Neil Verhagen won by .002 seconds in the in a drag race from turn 18 to the finish line alongside Kaylen Frederick. It was a race-long battle among six cars that came down to the wire in traditional Formula F style, and a big points day for Verhagen, who sits second in the standings.

“It was a great last lap with Kaylen. The whole race was great with Kaylen, he is good to race with. But I need to give it to K-Hill for giving me a great car this weekend and Tonis Kasemets and my mechanic Scott for putting it together. I saw the nosecone just the slightest bit in front of him and that is when I knew it was mine,” said Verhagen.

Frederick put in his best performance yet for Team Pelfrey, with a run to second and a handful of laps in the lead.

“I thought I had him at the end but apparently not, just .002 seconds,” said Frederick. “I was planning to pass him on the back straight but he moved over, so I went around the outside and it was just a drag race to the finish line.”

Today races continue from the Pittsburgh International Race Complex with two F1600 races, rounds 14 and 15 of the season.