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.
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.